Tie Guan Yin (also known as ‘Ti Kuan Yin’ or ‘Tie Kuan Yin’), is the most famous oolong tea from China and an all-time favorite of Chinese oolong tea lovers. This beautiful emerald green tea is named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin. Poets of the Middle Kingdom have described this premium tea for its purifying taste, bringing you into a peaceful, meditative state of mind. It is slightly fermented and semi oxidized giving it a taste in between black and green tea.
Kuding is a type of plant that grows in China. According to historical documents, this plant has been applied as a medical herb for over 2000 years. During the Song dynasty, it was presented as a tribute tea to government officials. Later on, the production of Kuding tea (or kuding cha) increased, and become a popular folk medicine. The tea is also often referred to as Needle Kuding as the flat leaves are often rolled into needle like shapes.
O’tea Chrysanthemum tea is a flower-based infusion beverage made from Chrysanthemum flowers. It is believed that it was first cultivated in China in the 15th century BC where it was revered by poets and artists. Chrysanthemums were a symbol of nobility and integrity. As an herbal tea, it was first brewed and popularized during the Song Dynasty (960 AD – 1279 AD) and for centuries it was used to treat respiratory issues, blood pressure irregularities and to calm the nerves.
O’tea Ginseng Oolong Natural Tea (Orchid Beauty) has a taste resembling tie guan yin, but with the sweet and refreshing aroma of ginseng. Our Ginseng Oolong is produced using superior oolong tea mixed with ginseng roots, resulting in a healthy drink that nourishes the body and enriches the soul.
O’tea natural green tea contains salubrious polyphenols, in particular catechins, the most abundant of which is epigallocatechin gallate. Green tea also contains carotenoids, tocopherols, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), minerals such as chromium, manganese, selenium or zinc, and certain phytochemical compounds. It is a more potent antioxidant than black tea. Green tea can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, dental cavities, kidney stones, and cancer, while improving bone density and cognitive function. Green tea consumption is associated with reduced heart disease in epidemiological studies. One study has shown that it can reduce total and “bad” (LDL) cholesterol by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the gut.