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What is the best way to brew oolong tea?

What is the best way to brew oolong tea?


  1. Boil filtered water.
  2. Warm up mug.
  3. Put 2 teaspoons of loose oolong tea into mug with an infuser.
  4. Add hot water and steep for 5 seconds.
  5. Add 1 cup water and cover teapot.
  6. Take out infuser and drink.
  7. Steep tea again in hot water for 1 minute and 15 seconds.

How long do you brew oolong tea?

For oolong sachets, we recommend a standard 3-minute steeping at 190℉. For loose leaf, however, we encourage you to take a more ceremonial approach by engaging in a tradition called small pot brewing.

Do you use boiling water for oolong tea?

You should prepare oolong tea using water that is about 195 degrees. The water should be almost, but not quite, boiling. Oolong tea falls in between green tea and black tea; some oolongs are darker and more oxidized, like black teas, while others are lighter and more delicate, similar to green teas.

How much water do you put in a oolong tea bag?

Bring water to a boil*, and pour over the tea as soon as it reaches boiling. Over-boiling will cause oxygen to be reduced, making the tea taste ‘flat’. Use 1 tea bag per cup, or 1 teaspoon of loose tea per cup (6 oz.)….

Tea Type Brew Time
Red 4 mins
Oolong 3 mins
White 1 min
Cold Brewed Iced Tea 5 mins

Do you put milk in oolong tea?

Once you have your oolong tea brewed, just add your favorite non-dairy milk to taste. (We recommend starting with a splash of almond or cashew milk.) You can also add honey, agave, brown sugar or other sweetener as desired. You can also enjoy oolong iced tea with milk.

Do you pour out the first steep of tea?

When learning how to brew loose leaf tea, we often hear one thing: — dump out the first brew! We do this by pouring hot water over the tea leaves we are about to brew. Then, immediately pouring it out. We also refer to it as “rinsing” your tea, “washing,” or “blanching” it.

Should you rinse oolong?

Oolong and ripe pu erh tea have higher chances of containing impurities, and it’s a good practice to always rinse. Tightly rolled tea, oolong tea and pu erh generally taste better if you awaken them first. In this way, the leaves will unfurl and loosen a bit, so they’re ready for a perfect brew.

How do you properly brew tea?


  1. Boil water. If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F for black tea.
  2. Warm up teapot.
  3. Put tea into teapot and add hot water.
  4. Cover teapot and steep tea for 5 minutes.
  5. Strain tea solids and pour hot tea into tea cups.

Should I rinse oolong?

Why do English put milk in their tea first?

The answer is that in the 17th and 18th centuries the china cups tea was served in were so delicate they would crack from the heat of the tea. Milk was added to cool the liquid and stop the cups from cracking. This is why, even today, many English people add milk to their cups BEFORE adding the tea!