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Amongst the hundred kinds of teas, Oolong Ginseng tea will probably one of the few ones which you’ll never forget as it is more popularly referred to as the “King’s tea”; a combination of the unique tastes of high quality Ginseng and Oolong tea. The resulting aroma is orchid-like and it’s flavor is brought about by the sweetness that is generated from the Oolong tea.

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Suwirun Jasmine Thai Organic Oolong Tea

For hundreds of generations in Arabic countries, India, Japan and China, Jasmine tea has become a safe and healthy addition to meals. Jasmine offers no side-effects; however, when its blossoms are prepared as tea, the tea leaves have to come with it to generate caffeine content. Caffeine isn’t bad, but when consumed in high dosages for a long period of time, adverse effects may result, especially to people who are allergic to Jasmine’s psychoactive properties.

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Stash Tea, Oolong Blends

Tea is the second most consumed beverage, next to water. While coffee drinking is still a strong culture in countries like America, tea is slowly creeping up the popularity ladder all because a lot of people have started to recognize its benefits for their health. Several studies have proven that the regular consumption of tea promotes a healthy heart, regulates weight and normalizes blood pressure. In fact, Japanese research has revealed that people who drink tea have shown more energy throughout the day and displayed mental alertness while aging. Teas contain antioxidants, which have the ability to neutralize free radicals; thus, prevent diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.

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While researching about Oolong tea, you might’ve come across Formosa Oolong. Have you asked yourself what it is? Where it originated? Formosa refers to Oolong teas which have been cultivated and produced in Taiwan. Often the tea is called Taiwanese Oolong. The term “Formosa” came from Spanish and Portuguese sailors, who once visited Taiwan in the ancient years, which implied “beautiful”. Until today, Taiwan is still called Formosa.

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Oolong tea is prepared and packaged in several grades; however, all of these are considered Chinese’ most desirable teas. There are variants that are served after drying, while there are those that are allowed to age in order to produce complex flavors. Despite the many contemporary preparatory methods, most of Oolong tea varieties are roasted after drying.

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