Brewing Tea

To get the best cup of fresh brewed tea it’s good to know a few things about brewing tea. Once you know some basics you can adjust a little here and there to get your own perfect cup of wulong tea.

First are you using tea bags or loose leaf tea to brew your tea? Typically for a better cup of tea you will want to use a good quality loose leaf tea. Generic tea bags can sometimes leave you with a dull cup of tea.

Tea bags are usually filled with small, broken pieces of tea leaves. When the tea leaves are broken they start to dry and loose some the the essential oils that give the distinct tea flavor. The tea leaves also need space so they can expand and allow for the water to circulate around the leaves while brewing tea. Continue reading

My Wulong Tea Pot

Any tea drinker acknowledges the importance of the tea pots you prefer. As you drink tea on a regular basis you recognize there are several facets of a tea pot which may make the tea drinking experience better or not quite as fine from the looks to the functionality of it.

I recognize the look and feel of my mom’s day-to-day tea pot will be ingrained in my memory for years to come. It is appealing yet durable and it is also practical, which is probably why it stuck around for so long. When I stopped to think about it I realized she has been using that tea pot on a regular basis for over twenty years, and she is still employing it. Continue reading

Wulong Tea Weight Loss

Wulong tea has received a lot of attention for its potential to help with weight loss. Anyone who has ever tried to loose weight will likely agree that any safe weight loss aid would be welcomed into their routine. But does this idea of wulong tea weight loss have any merit?

The other tea that is often marketed as a weight loss tea is green tea. Remember that all true teas — black, wulong, green and white — come from the tea plant Camellia sinensis. The main difference between these teas is the way they are processed. Black tea is fully oxidized while green tea is unoxidized. Wulong tea is partially oxidized so it falls in a range between black and green tea. Continue reading