Ti Kuan Yin oolong tea, papaya pieces, extract of watermelon, extract of plum & safflower petals..
Honey Heart. Charleston Gray. Yellow Crimson.
No, we are not talking about classic rock bands, we are talking watermelons. In addition to those three, there are more than 1200 other varieties of the pulpy fruit, which is really a berry, growing in almost every country on earth.
Amazing right? Still, that number is not half as amazing as the $6100.00 that was paid for a black Densuke watermelon from Hokkaido, Japan in 2008. (Not surprisingly, the most expensive watermelon ever sold.) Suffice it say, people love watermelon. Well, at ootgCoffee, we are here to turn the planet onto something new in the world of watermelon – Pretty in Pink – Oolong tea.
Now, while Pretty in Pink may not sell for $6100/lb., we believe this tea is worth its weight in gold. Sweet, juicy gold. Enjoy!
Oolong tea has many amazing benefits as it helps to boost metabolism, aid in weight loss, manage type 2 diabetes, prevent cancer, help improve heart, brain, bone & dental health. It also can treat inflammatory disorders & elevated cholesterol levels while providing vital antioxidants & robust skin.
Oolong tea is fragrant & has a fruity flavor. Despite its caffeine content, it is still a relaxing drink. The health benefits of oolong tea are doubled because of the combined qualities of black tea & green tea. There are numerous kinds of tea in this world, but oolong tea is considered as one of the most beneficial.
The origin of oolong tea dates back almost 400 years when it found wide usage in China. It is a semi-green fermented tea, but the fermentation process is halted as soon as the tea leaves start to change their color.
This tea is a natural gift that is rich in antioxidants. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, oolong tea contains trace amounts of vital vitamins & minerals such as calcium, manganese, copper, carotin, selenium, potassium & magnesium.
Additionally, it contains niacinamide & other detoxifying alkaloids. It is developed in semi-fermented processing, which provides the tea with numerous polyphenolic compounds & adds even more valuable health benefits.
Our authentic Fair Trade & organic principles are still uncommon in the tea industry. We believe in trade that strengthens the autonomy of small farmer organizations, promotes among farmers a sense ownership & control over one’s business, encourages entrepreneurial attitudes & a risk-taking culture, strengthens & builds community & encourages debate & participatory decision making. We believe that “Fair Trade” must mean “small farmer” & our relationships reflect that.
Each of our producer partners is unique, with a storied history of ambition, struggle & success over the years. They have worked to set themselves apart in a historically oppressive industry.
4 oz. Handcrafted Organic Tea