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Oolong tea was first invented in Southern China by the people of Wu Yi Shan and it was named based on the shape of the dried leaves. Tea makers noted that the dried tea looked like a ‘Black Dragon’ and the name was born. It is considered the most complicated tea produced and requires great skill and experience to craft the enormous range of flavors, fragrances and liquor colors. In fact, while oolong is an oxidized tea considered to be between green and black tea, it can range in oxidation from 15%-75%. Oolong tea is grown in three regions of Southern China (Fujian, Guangdong and Taiwan) creating four distinct types: Rock Oolong, Chaozhou Dan Cong Oolong, Anxi Oolong and Taiwan Oolong.
Iron Buddha Tie Guan Yin
Description: This excellent Anxi oolong is made entirely from 100% organic Tie Guan Yin tea bushes. The green emerald leaves are lightly roasted and crafted into their characteristic spiral shape. Once brewed, note the clear golden yellow color and sweet fruity aroma. The flavor starts with a sharp heavy feeling then gently turns sweet for an overall smooth taste that pleasantly lingers in your whole mouth. This high elevation tea is rich in amino acids, which can be infused many times. Iron Buddha is a perfect example of the complexity of lightly roasted Tie Guan Yin tea.
Price: $ 12.39 / 2oz. Bag
Ginseng Oolong Tea (Ginseng Wu Long)
Description: This is an invigorating blend of oolong tea and ginseng. Oolong teas are known for their orchid-like aroma and lingering sweet aftertaste. They’re also effective in alleviating or preventing indigestion. Research also suggests that they may help to lower cholesterol levels. Ginseng has long been renowned as a medicinal herb. It’s frequently used for enhancing physical and mental endurance, strengthening resistance to stress and fatigue, boosting the immune system and revitalizing cell activity. A lot of research has also focused on the properties of ginseng which seem to aid in preventing heat disease, because it helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Ginseng may also stop the growth of some cancerous tumors. This blend of ginseng oolong has a light aroma and a pleasant sweet flavor with just a slight undertone of bitterness. There’s a lingering combination of sweet/tartness in the aftertaste. An enjoyable, “easy to drink” tea!
Price: $ 12.39 / 2oz. Bag
Golden Lily Jin Xuan Milk Oolong (High Mountain)
Description: This tea comes from the Jin Xuan Oolong bush that grows 1900 meters above sea level in the fog-shrouded mountains. The clouds and high altitude create a nutritious tea rich in chlorophyll and amino acids. While the dry leaves have a sweet fragrance, the brewed aroma shifts to resemble light butter cream . The tea color is a bright sweet-green color. The clean flavor is robust without heaviness, and it never turns bitter. Our Milk Oolong an excellent example of high quality Taiwanese Oolong tea. A treat for connoisseurs.
Price: $ 12.39 / 2oz Bag
Green Dragon Oolong
Description: This is one of the nicest TungTing style Oolongs. It is very fruity, medium-bodied, sweet and delicious. Great iced.
Price: $ 10.99 / 2oz Bag
Red Robe Dahupao (Wuyi Rock Oolong)
Description: This tea comes from the Qing Xin Oolong bush that grows 1200 meters above sea level in the fog-shrouded mountains. You can feel the honey flavor gradually develop while enjoying this tea. The bright golden tea color is richer than other Taiwanese tea and will turn slightly red after longer infusions.
Price: $12.39 / 2oz. Bag-
NEW 2015 HARVEST TEAS HAVE ARRIVED!
Come and enjoy the freshly hand picked 2015 harvest teas only available at Ming Ming Tea Cafe. New harvest is also available online.
NOW SERVING BEER, WINE, AND SAKE
Ming Ming Tea Cafe now offers a selection of beer, wine, and sake to enjoy with lunch or dinner. Available to guests who are 21 and over.
If you enjoy Ming Ming Tea Cafe's menu, we would love to cater your next party, wedding, or special event. Contact us for prices and details.