Wulong Tea History

The Chinese name for wulong tea translates to “black dragon tea”. It is thought that wulong tea was first discovered or created before the 16th Ming Dynasty, but how it came to be isn’t completely clear.

The best Chinese teas were often cultivated and skillfully produced for the emperors. These teas were called tribute teas, making Chinese tea became a luxury good, not just a medicinal tonic. Continue reading

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