Taiwan Ginseng (Lan Gui Ren) Oolong Tea


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As a mixture of traditional Oolong tea and American ginseng, this tea is called Ginseng Oolong. The original place of this tea is Dongding mountain in Lugu Township, Nantou county, Taiwan.

An Oolong Tea Which was Mixed with American Ginseng (Lan Gui Ren)
  • Produced in Dongding Mountain in Lugu Township, Nan Tou County, Taiwan
  • Tree species: Si Ji Chun
  • Granular and round shape
  • Bright orange color of the soup
  • Clear and fresh aroma and rich fluid under tongue, sweet and fresh flavor, strong aftertaste
  • Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)

PureTea bought this tea from Lugu township, Taiwan. As a mixture of 95 percent of traditional Oolong tea and 5 percent of American ginseng, this tea is called Ginseng Oolong. American ginseng is a kind of panax, which can promote blood circulation and improve immunity. Ginseng Oolong tea has not only the aroma of oolong, but also a particular flavor of American ginseng. This tea is much suitable for people interested in the health effects of teas.

Certificate of Analyze by Eurofins

  • Certificate No.: AR-13-SU-025238-01

Our Taiwan Ginseng (Lan Gui Ren) Oolong Tea is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.

Recommend Brewing Guide:
Western Method Chinese Gongfu Way
Water : 17oz / 500ml 212℉ / 100℃ Water : 3oz / 85ml 212℉ / 100℃
Use 1 Tablespoon / 10 Grams Tea Use 7 Grams Tea
3 - 8 mins 7 steeps : rinse,25s,35s,45s,55s,65s,75s,85s
Teapot may be your choice Gaiwan may be your choice
Rinsing time is around 5 seconds

Oolong tea helps promoting metabolism. While mixed with american ginseng, it could be good to stomach. Tea lovers who concern about stomach health can therefore have more choices for tea. In the manufacture of ginseng oolong, the American ginseng is mixed during the process of roast. After 4 – 6 hours of roasting in the temperature of 200 – 220 ℃, ginseng’s fragrance could be fully expressed as well as finely combined with the aroma of oolong tea leaves. The final production is more redolent. The aroma could last long in your mouth after swallow. You could even taste sweetness if you drink plain water. Discriminated from normal oolong tea, Ginseng oolong looks smoother in its appearance, and has powders on the surface. Those are American ginseng powder. Besides, in order to brew the tea leaves entirely, the higher grade the ginseng oolong is, the more infusion times or the hotter water it is needed.

Brief Health Info

The substance in the tea helps to prevent the decaying of teeth and halting the plaque build-up and also reduce the growth of glucosyltransferase. Being lightly fermented, these teas are high amino acids, vitamins, polyphenols and antioxidants. These combine into a tea that reduces cholesterol and helps reduce hardening of the arteries, and so can help reduce risks of heart attacks. The antioxidants it contains can also help guard against some forms of cancer, and also help fight the affects of aging and bacterial infections. American Ginseng can nourish the body, and also health improving. Ginseng Oolong tea can refresh your spirit, help you maintain beauty, prevent coronary heart disease.

Where is Our Ginseng Oolong Tea Produced

The original place of this tea is Dongding mountain in Lugu Township, Nantou county, Taiwan, at which the average temperature is 22 ℃, precipitation is around 2200 mm. The mountain is about 800 metres high with abundant rainfall, misty environment, rich organic matter in soil, which are best condition for planting tea trees.

Map of Taiwan

Brief introduction of Nantou, Taiwan

Nantou has about 8000 hectares Tea garden, which is 46% of the total acreages in Taiwan. Nantou is the main tea-planting area in Taiwan, as well as the main origin of High Mountain Oolong. It located in the middle of Taiwan province, with warm climate and normal landscape of basin, platform, hills and mountains. The tea area distributes in the elevation between 200 meters to 2500 meters on the mountain. In the area the mean annual temperature ranges from 15℃ to 24℃, which is very suitable for the growing of tea trees. Tea gardens are mainly in Mingjian Township, Lugu Township, Zhushan Town, Ren’ai Township, Xinyi Township, Yuchi Township.

About The Tea Speices - Si Ji Chun

Si Ji Chun is the most widely cultivated Oolong tea tree in Nantou. This species sprouts early, can be picked in four seasons of the whole year (more than 6 pick times per year). It is consequently called “Si Ji Chun (Four Season Oolong)”.

The history of Taiwanese Oolong tea

In the early 1800's a Fujian tea merchant took some seeds to Taiwan to see how well the plants would grow there. It proved to be very successful and so in the following years tea production in Taiwan became very widespread. However for the first half of the century most of the tea was sent back to Fujian to be processed there. This changed in 1868 when a British man named John Dodd decided this was hugely inefficient, and so hired some Fujian tea masters to setup tea processing in Taipai. This worked out very well, and in the following year Dodd shipped 127 tonnes of what was then called Formosa tea to the United States, where it was a great success. From that time on, Oolong tea has been the most widely exported type of tea from Taiwan.

Collections: Flavored Tea, Loose Leaf Teas, Oolong Tea, Teas

Category: Flavored Tea

Type: Flavored Tea

Vendor: PureTea

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