If you’re looking to buy a quality wulong tea you may be wondering if you should buy organic oolong tea or conventional oolong tea. Or maybe you’re just wondering what the difference is between the two.
Organic usually means more than avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It also says something about the way the soil is managed and the way the plants are cared for.
There are a few good reasons to buy organic oolong tea. If you buy organic produce because you don’t want the chemical residue on your food you would also want to buy organic tea. Especially since you can’t wash the residue off of the tea leaves.
Organic farming practices have a much smaller environmental footprint and it also creates a healthier environment for the workers. Organic tea farming takes more time and work but this extra care shows Continue reading
Taiwan oolong tea is also known as Formosa oolong tea. Portuguese explorers were the first Europeans to visit Taiwan; they were so impressed by the beauty they encountered they called it Isla Formosa, meaning “beautiful island”. The wulong tea grown here continues to be called Formosa oolong.
Even though it wasn’t originally discovered here, Taiwan produces some of the best wulong tea in the world. Part of the reason for this is because of their mature tea culture, but along with that they also have ideal growing conditions for growing and producing oolong tea. Continue reading
Since this is my debut post for my brand new site, I thought I’d start things off with a video showing the production of hand-made wulong tea (also referred to as wu-long or oolong tea). Continue reading
Wuyi oolong tea is a distinctive, complex wulong tea that comes from the Wuyi Mountains located in the northwest part of the Fujian province of China. Wuyi oolong tea sprouts and grows in the gaps of the rock in the Wuyi Mountains making the cultivation of these plants both difficult but also spectacular. Wuyi Mountain is a large volcanic mountain that contains a variety of vertical cliffs, gorges and cave systems. Continue reading