Zhi House Blend Plum Oolong is a smooth and relaxing treat. Our Shui Xian oolong is blended with rich, succulent plum flavor to make this Plum Oolong.
Plum Oolong yields a natural fruit flavor, and a gentle warming cup. While the plum flavor has a nice depth of character on its own, we enjoy how it enhances rather than covers up the oolong leaves with this Plum Oolong.
The Plum Oolong was designed to soothe the soul and provide an evocative tea drinking experience in its simplicity. A great tea needs little more than to be enjoyed with friends or a good book, Plum Oolong is no exception.
A little more about the Shui Xian: these oolong leaves are about 70% oxidized and are similar to our Wu Yi or Sechong but a bit milder with more floral notes on the back end. This Plum Oolong tea can be resteeped with fantastic results.
Hint: Plum Oolong makes a superb sun tea.
2.0 oz Pouch $10.95 - 30 servings 37¢ per cup | 2.8 oz Tin $17.95 - 42 servings 43¢ per cup
Water: 195°F | Leaves: 1.5 teaspoons per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes
Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t overboil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be resteeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Polyphenol in oolong tea is effective in controlling weight. It activates the enzyme that is responsible for dissolving triglycerides. Studies have confirmed that a 2-3 cup per day intake of oolong tea contributes to enhancing the function of fat metabolism and controlling obesity.
The history of tea in China is long and complex. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their status, and the common people simply enjoyed its flavor.
Tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. It is said that the emperor liked his drinking water boiled before he drank it so it would be clean, so that is what his servants did. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant began boiling water for him to drink, and a dead leaf from the wild tea bush fell into the water. It turned a brownish color, but it was unnoticed and presented to the emperor anyway. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing, and cha (tea) was born.