Ginseng Oolong, an amazing & unusual tea that originated in Taiwan. It combines green Oolong tea & ginseng powder. They are both rolled together into small balls. Because of Ginseng, this tea is a natural energy drink.
Here's another shot of this tea, a close up:
To find out more about this tea we turned to the experts. And by experts we mean people who deal with tea more than we do.
Yellow Mountain Tea House has written this about Ginseng Oolong: (1*)
"Ginseng oolong tea is a fresh oolong tea blending with the ginseng powder. Compress the ginseng powder on the oolong tea. This tea is an exquisite combination of lightly oxidized green oolong and revitalizing ginseng which is well proportioned and is stimulating to the body. This oolong tea is a very good energy drink. The original Ginseng tea is from Taiwan, right now a lots people will use oolong tea from mainland to blend it . The blend of oolong and ginseng has a light aroma with a sweet flavor with a slight trace of bitterness. The ginseng oolong tea is a premium fine oolong tea powdered with ginseng roots. There is a combination of sweetness and bitterness it in aftertaste. In short one can say that this tea has a strong aroma with the crisp taste of oolong with a refreshing ginseng aftertaste"
And also this about Oolong in general (2*)
"Health benefits of oolong tea include the reduction of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, inflammatory disorders, and high cholesterol levels,high blood pressure,high blood sugar, while providing vital antioxidants, promoting superior bone structure, robust skin and good dental health. Oolong tea is fragrant with a fruity flavor and a pleasant aroma. Despite its caffeine content, it can still be extremely relaxing to drink.It is very good for detoxing, get rid of the toxins and fat out of the body. The health benefits of oolong tea are basically doubled because of the combined qualities of black tea andgreen tea. According to the Tea Association of the United States, oolong tea falls somewhere between green and black teas, as its leaves are only partially oxidized. There are numerous kinds of tea in this world; but oolong tea might be one of the most beneficial. The origins of oolong tea date back almost 400 years, when it found wide usage in China. It is a semi-green fermented tea, but the fermentation process is halted as soon as the tea leaves start to change their color."
And here's is a bit about Ginseng, by Dr. Axe (3*)
In other words - a great combination of both. But what is even more important for us, this tea ferments into a very tasty Kombucha & it has become quite popular among our customers.
During steeping time, those green little balls
open up into full tea leaves, like this:
The tea has a nice golden color & the sweet flavor.
As Kombucha, it is only available at our Kombucha Café for now.
But not for long. This is definitely one of the varieties that will be one of our staples & by the end of this year, it will get a proper (full) label. Once that happens, it will be also available for outside deliveries.
Till then, you can enjoy it at our Kombucha Cafe - Bärbucha.
Ingredients: Filtered & Revitalized Water, Live Kombucha Cultures, BIO Unrefined Brown Sugar, Ginseng Oolong
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(1*) & (2*) https://www.yellow-mountain-organic-tea.com/products/copy-of-da-hong-pao-oolong-tea