Hi guys. If you don’t already know, I’m a HUUUGE tea person! I used to be big on coffee back in the day, but that was before I discovered Green Tea. My love for tea started with Green Tea and I then went on to try different types of Teas ranging from White tea and Hibiscus tea to Kashmiri Kahwa, Chamomile and the works.
I was super excited when Te-cha, a specialty Tea boutique wanted to collaborate with me. They sent me a package of Loose leaf Oolong Tea in a cute little red tin which is really adorable. The tin itself can be used for so many purposes. I use mine for Jewelry storage. It also has instructions in the form of infographics as to how many tea-spoons of the Tea to use, and how long to boil it for, etc. In my opinion, the packaging is on point, so full marks for that!
Let’s get on to the actual Tea. The Tea was in loose leaf form. I’m usually a tea bag person because Tea bags are faster and more convenient to use. I usually just pop my glass of water into the microwave and dunk a tea bag into it and I’m good to go. But in this case I had to boil the tea leaves with the water on a stove/induction. So that was a bit of a bummer, especially when I was late to work. It took a few extra minutes of my morning routine, and I’m one who loves to get an extra bit of sleep.
The tea in itself is very similar to black tea in terms of appearance. It oxidizes to a reddish-brown after cooling and is very mild in taste as compared to the sharp, bitter taste of Black tea. However, It is definitely stronger than Green Tea. I’d pair it with just about any snack. In the mornings I pair it with my scrambled eggs and toast, and in the evenings with a slice of cake or some cookies.
The health benefits of Oolong Tea are as follows:
- Weight Management
- Healthy Skin
- Anti-Cancer properties
- Stress management
- Healthy Bones
There are so many more health benefits of Oolong Tea, so it’s definitely worth adding a cup or two to your daily routine. Also, if you’re a Coffee drinker, try switching to Tea for a week or two and trust me, you’ll notice a drastic difference in your health and behavior. Tea is generally more calming, whereas Coffee is known for keeping you alert. I’ve been on either side of the spectrum and although I do have a cup of coffee every now and then, Tea will always have my heart.
If you’re interested in buying Techa’s wide variety of Tea, you can do so here.
Also, these make really adorable gifting options, so If you have a tea lover in your life, I’m 100% sure that he/she would love themselves a package of Te.cha’s teas. Plus, the packaging is totally gift-worthy by itself 😛
What about you? Are you a Coffee lover or a Tea one? And if you do love Coffee, would you consider switching to Tea? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time, loves!