Wu-Long tea has such deep and fascinating flavors that you must know the correct steps to perfect it. Some of the flavors you will get out of this tea are juicy peach, subtle orchid, smooth honey, and other earthy flavors.
Some flavors will be more dominant in your tea depending on how much tea you use and also how long you brew it for.
If you like a strong, flavorful cup or a light, delicate cup, these brewing tips will help you make the perfect cup each time!
What You Need To Brew The Perfect Cup:
A Wu-Long tea bag or loose leaves
Your favorite teapot
Paper and pencil
A kitchen timer
Heat your water to just before it starts to boil
Put a tea bag into your teapot, or put 1 gram of loose leaf Wu-Long tea into your infuser
Let your tea steep for two minutes
After those two minutes, take a spoonful of the tea and let it breathe for another minute or two before you taste it so it cools down and the flavors begin to open
After you taste this spoonful of tea, write down if it was sweet, bitter, or somewhere in between
Do these two steps seven more times (once a minute for seven minutes)
Read over your notes and see which stage in the process produced your favorite flavor or tea
Now, you know exactly how you like Wu-Long tea. Your tea will be perfect every time! By setting your kitchen timer to your desired tea brewing time, you’ll enjoy your Okuma’s Wu-Long tea every time!
Additional Brewing Tips for Loose Leaf Wu-Long Tea:
Wu-Long loose leaf tea can also be brewed many other ways. Whatever brewing method you choose will not affect the health benefits of the tea. Try it:
Loose in a Teapot Put an infuser with one gram of loose leaves into your cup, and infuse for three to five minutes. Then, take the infuser out and enjoy!
Traditional Chinese Lidded Teacup – In China, Wu-Long tea is enjoyed by steeping it in a teacup with its own fitted lid, then drinking out of that same cup. Most Asian supermarkets carry these Chinese teacups with fitted lids. Put one gram of tea into the teacup, infuse, and let it steep for three to five minutes. Slide back the lid to sip and enjoy the tea.
A quick note about boiling water:
When heating your water, be careful not to let it boil. Boiled water will scold your tea leaves. Wu-Long tea is a special tea with unique and wonderful flavors that taste best with water just below the boiling point.
If your cup is too hot to hold without the handle, then the water is too hot for this specific type of tea.
Try Wu-Long For Life tea today to start becoming a healthy new you. If you don’t love this tea, you get your money back. If you have any more questions about Okuma’s Wu-Long tea products, visit our Wu-Long Tea FAQs or feel free to contact us for more information. Our friendly customer service center will be more than happy to answer any questions.