There are lots of versions of this tea being sold all over China and Taiwan and it is often one of the first teas that draws newbies into true tea.
But, predictably, the quality varies considerably. Many versions use broken up tea leaves compressed together into pellet before throwing on a dusting of flavouring. If you find that the tea looks like smooth pellets instead of irregular balled Oolong then we would not recommend purchasing!
Our River High is made from proper ball rolled Oolong (take a look at the dry leaf) which is then rolled with real ginseng powder and a little licorice for a deeper, natural flavour. The result is a tea with an intensely lingering sweetness but without the saccharin chemicals of artificial flavours.
To brew ball-shaped Oolong tea Western style, infuse about 3.5g (heaped teaspoon) of leaf per 300ml of 95c water for about 2 minutes. You can reinfuse up to 5 times by adding 30 seconds for every subsequent infusion.
To brew ball-shaped Oolong tea Gong fu style, infuse about 8g of leaf per 150ml of 95c water for about 20 seconds. You can reinfuse up to 8 times by adding about 5 seconds for every subsequent infusion.
Ingredients / Materials:
Pure High Grade Oolong Ren Shen Cha (River High Tea).
Here are just a few known health benefits associated with drinking oolong tea: Lowers cholesterol – Aids weight loss – Helps digestion.