Different Ways to Make the Special Tea – Oolong Milk Tea

Different Ways to Make the Special Tea – Oolong Milk Tea

We all are familiar with the black milk tea, which we get in the café. However, very few people know about this oolong milk tea, which has its roots in China. It is commonly known as Taiwanese tea as you get this best of oolong cultivated in this nation.

Oolong tea is between green tea and black tea. It is a semi-oxidized tea that can be more or less oxidized. The lesser oxidation will make it like a green tea whereas more the oxidation will make it a black tea. It is very well-known for its different flavors, which include a fruity flavor or a floral one.

However, it is important to understand that not all oolong tea leaves have a strong flavor and therefore it might not be suitable to make the milk tea. If you wish to make best tasting oolong tea then you need to choose a tea with more body, stronger flavor, and a dark color. You can try the Yoshan tea, which has been using the best oolong cultivated on the Ding Dong Mountain since the mid-19th century.

The caffeine level in this tea depends on various factors like the tea plant, the climatic conditions, cultivating methods, and lastly the brewing method. So, in short, the oolong tea can have a caffeine content as lower as the green tea or higher than the black tea. Sometimes you might also get some with moderate caffeine levels.

Some of the best recipes to make Oolong tea are given below for your reference.

Basic Tea:

For this, you would require

  • 1 tablespoon of loose oolong tea leaves
  • 8 to 10 ounces of water

First, you need to bring the water to a boil. Now add these tea leaves to your teacup. Then add boiled water and let the leaves steep for 10 -15 minutes.  Enjoy your hot tea.

Simple boba oolong milk iced tea:

For this you would need:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoon of oolong tea
  • A few drops of honey
  • Some black tapioca pearls
  • 1-2 cups of milk
  • Ice cubes

All you need to do is to first cook tapioca pearls with water as instructed. Once they come upon the top you can strain them and put them under cold running water. Now boil the water and steep your tea leaves in them for 10 minutes. You can now strain the tea and pour it into a tall glass or any glass you want to have. Add some honey, cold milk, and some cubes of ice. Now add 1 to 2 teaspoons of tapioca leaves and serve them.

Benefits of oolong tea:

As they are delicious, they are healthy too. They contain antioxidants, vitamins like potassium and magnesium, and amino acids present in them. This can provide a relaxing effect for many. It is also helpful in controlling the cholesterol level and blood sugar level.

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