Taiwan was formerly called Formosa, meaning ‘beautiful’ in Portuguese. Can this blend live up to the name? A piece of cake…
Taiwanese Formosa Oolong is the main ingredient in this blend.
What is Taiwanese Formosa Oolong?
Formosa Oolong is a semi-oxidised tea produced in Taiwan, formerly called Formosa. The mountains and climate of Taiwan offer ideal growing conditions for tea and Taiwanese Oolongs are among the finest available.
Oolong Tea vs Black Tea
Like black tea, Oolong teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference between the two is the amount of oxidation, or fermentation, the leaves are exposed to during production. After picking, the leaves are withered before being twisted and allowed to ferment slightly. The amount of fermentation differs between various oolong varieties and affects the taste. Oolong lies between green tea (0% oxidation) and black tea (100% oxidation) and offers a balance between the strength of black tea and the lightness of green tea.
What are Oolong Tea benefits?
Like green and black teas, oolong tea offers many health benefits, including:
- Fat burning benefits: Studies have shown that drinking oolong tea may help speed up the body’s metabolism, thereby providing fat burning benefits.
- Heart health benefits – studies have suggested that drinking oolong tea may help reduce cholesterol levels, thereby supporting your heart health.
- Anti-cancer benefits: the polyphenols contained in oolong tea are thought to reduce the risk of developing cancer as they can have an inhibiting effect on cancerous cells.
- Anti-diabetes benefits: studies have indicated that oolong tea may help lower blood sugar levels, good news for those at risk of diabetes.
- Energy boosting benefits – like green and black teas, oolong tea also contains an amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine has been proven to help focus as it facilitates alpha activity within the brain. It is one of the main reasons as to why it is often reported that tea gives a more stable boost of energy in comparison to coffee.
What does Red Velvet Oolong taste like?
A rich, aromatic brew with a rosy hue, Red Velvet Oolong is creamy with hints of chocolate. Enjoy Red Velvet Oolong with or without milk.
Blends with Benefits
Every Twist Tea blend is created from the finest, ethically sourced whole-leaf ingredients. Our plastic free Red Velvet Oolong tea bags are hand blended in the UK and hand packed in plastic free packaging. What sets us apart from the competition are the functional herbs, botanicals and spices added to many of our blends reputed to offer health and wellbeing benefits.
Infuse in boiling water for 3-5 minutes depending on desired strength. Serve with or without milk.
Taiwanese Formosa Oolong (37%), Apple Pieces, Rosehip, Cocoa Shells, Chinese Pu-erh Tea (10%), Cocoa Nibs, Beetroot, Red Cornflowers, Natural Flavouring.
No added sugar, gluten free, soya free, vegetarian, wheat free, dairy free.
Packed in an environment that contains nuts.
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