Tieguanyin Oolong - Premium Loose Leaf Tea
- Growers Name: Gao Su Yi
- Age: 45
- Years in Industry: 30
- Tea Specilization
- Anxi County
- Population: 1,080,000
- Climate: Humid subtropical
- Weather: Four distinct seasons with long, hot summers and short, cool winters. Summer temperatures can reach 31 C ( 87 F) while winters average around 6 C (42.8 F).
- Elevation: Average around 300 meters, with peaks that reach up to 1,600 meters
- CREAMY OOLONG CHAI ICED TEA: 1-2 servings
- 2 cups brewed oolong tea
- 1/4-1/2 cup of canned whole fat coconut milk, almond milk, or milk or dairy-free “milk” of choice
- 1/2-1 teaspoon high quality vanilla (use gluten-free, if needed)
- 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of Cayenne (or substitute black pepper)
- 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons of raw honey, simple syrup made with honey, or stevia to taste (6-10 drop of liquid)
- Optional: A pinch of dried ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, etc.
Pour brew into blender and blend with the rest of the ingredients until smooth. (It just takes a couple of pulses.)
Fill with ice a quart size mason jar (or a heat safe extra large cup) and pour tea over. Adjust flavors as needed and enjoy!
- Lychee Oolong Tea
Makes 4 drinksIngredients:
- 1 can lychees in heavy syrup
- 6 cups water, boiled to 190 degrees F
- 2-3 rounded Tbsp oolong tea leaves
Drain heavy syrup of lychees into a medium bowl. Cut lychees into a 1/4″ dice, then place them into the same medium bowl with the syrup. Place in fridge to chill.
Brew oolong tea for 4 minutes and strain into a medium size pitcher. Set aside to cool to room temp, then place in fridge to chill.
When time to serve, fill glasses with ice until half full, then pour tea until the glass is 3/4 full. Scoop out 2 rounded tablespoons of the diced lychees in each glass, then fill the lychee syrup into the glasses until full.
- Peach Oolong Jelly
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups brewed oolong tea
- 4 peach slices (large)
- 2 tbsps pectin (powdered)
Prepare two 1/2 pint jars and one 1/4 pint jar. Bring a boiling water bath to a boil.
In a large pot, combine sugar and brewed tea. Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Add sliced peaches. Let simmer for approximately ten minutes, tasting regularly to monitor the intensity of flavor. When the balance of peach and oolong tastes good to you, strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve, pressing gently on peaches to remove as much liquid as possible.
Return syrup to pot and add two tablespoons powdered pectin. Bring to a rapid boil and monitor temperature. When the jelly liquid reached approximately 220 degrees, it is done.
Remove pot from heat and pour jelly into prepared jars. Wipe rims, apply lids and rings and process in a boiling water canner for ten minutes.
When time is up, remove jars from canner and let cool on a dish towel. When jars are cool, remove rings and test seal. Store any unsealed jars in the refrigerator. Unopened jars of jelly will keep on the shelf for up to one year.
- Fuzz: What is it and why is it in my can? Is there something wrong with it?
No, nothing is wrong with your tea – in fact, fuzz is a good thing. Don’t be alarmed, it is not mold or any other fungus. Although it may appear unsightly at first, this fuzz is proof of the youth, vitality, and quality of the tea leaves. This fuzz appears on tea which is harvested at the most opportune time, and is simply the hairs from the collected tea leaves.Caffeine Content:
Many people drink tea both in the morning and before bed, but won’t the caffeine levels affect their sleep (and help them feel alert in the mornings)? Now, most teas have nowhere near the levels of caffeine that coffee does, but there is enough to be aware of. An 8oz cup of black tea will have anywhere between 14-70mg, and green tea ranges between 24-45mg.
- Is Teagora tea gluten free?
Because traditional tea is made from Camellia sinensis, it is naturally a gluten-free product. Gluten comes from gluten grains, such as wheat, barely, and rye, and unless tea is subjected to cross-contamination during processing, it will be naturally gluten free. All of Teagora’s teas are gluten-free, unless otherwise stated. If you are still curious about our gluten-free policy, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to point out which varieties you should shy away from, if any.
- How long will the delivery take?
Because we at Teagora strive to bring you the highest quality, freshest teas directly from the grower, it may take a few days longer for your order to arrive. We ship our teas directly from the growers upon your order, not from a storage facility in your different country, so in order for us to provide you with tea that is truly Grower Direct, it takes a few extra days because of the international shipping.
- How long is tea good for?
The good news is that tea, if properly stored away from air, light and moisture, will never spoil. With that being said, tea will gradually lose its flavor over time. Most teas are seasonal and therefore picked during a specific growing season each year. The further they are off plucking date, the less fresh they become.
- Should I keep my tea leaves in the refrigerator?
We do not recommend keeping your tea leaves in the refrigerator. Certain teas are refrigerated by growers, distributors, or retailers, but those teas are vacuum sealed and do not let any oxygen (and more importantly moisture) in. By putting tea leaves in the fridge, you are adding extra moisture to them and that will cause them to spoil.