Formosa Oolong Tea
Formosa Oolong Tea, the tea variety grown and produced in Taiwan.
In the 16th century, Portugal named Taiwan as Formosa when it occupied this island, which means beautiful island.
In the 18th century, oolong tea was introduced to Taiwan with Chinese immigrants and it developed into many Taiwan-specific oolong teas after years of progress; including Dong Ding Tea, Paochung tea, High Mountain tea, Oriental Beauty Tea, etc. With superior quality, these oolong tea varieties are very popular.
In 1856, British businessman, John Dodd, opened a tea company in Taiwan to plant and produce oolong tea on a large scale, and sell Taiwanese tea in the name of "Formosa Oolong Tea."
*Formosa Oolong Tea Plantation.
Features of Formosa Oolong Tea
- The island-type climate in Taiwan is humid and warm, which endows the oolong tea with rich flavor and aroma.
- Taiwan has many mountains of more than 3,000 meters. The temperature difference between the mountains is large, the bitterness of the tea is reduced, and the sweetness is increased.
*Formosa Oolong Tea.
Formosa Oolong Tea Health Benefits
Between black tea and green tea, Formosa Oolong Tea belongs to semi-oxidized tea. It retains the tea ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, etc., which are all good for human health.
Maintaining weight: The polyphenols contained in Formosa Oolong Tea helps burn fat and increase metabolism, so it suports you lose weight.
Lowering cholesterol: Polyphenols also can lower cholesterol and contribute to heart and blood vessels.
Improving skin condition: Oolong tea helps improve skin problems, especially allergic skin, and it also slows down skin aging.
Soothing stress: L-Theanine is an amino acid that has been proved to reduce psychological and physiological stress. Formosa Oolong Tea contains L-Theanine component that helps relax.
The caffeine inside Formosa Oolong Tea will make you refresh, but excessive intake will lead to the side effect of headache, anxiety, insomnia, stomach pain and heart palpitations.