Saturday, December 6, 2014

Oolong Tea

Recently, my pen pal from Japan sent me a gift box full of surprises that included this unique handcrafted plaque. Mikako (Micky), created this plaque that spells out 'Nancy' in Japanese characters. What a clever one-of-a-kind gift! Thank you, Micky.

Also included in the gift box was this package of Oolong Tea.  With the label completely written in Japanese, Micky sent along basic directions for the preparation of this tea. The Oolong Tea is conveniently premeasured in oversized teabags. She said to pour 1 liter - 1.5 liter of  boiling water over the tea bag and to let it steep for 10 - 15 minutes. Alternately, if you want to cold brew the tea, cover the tea bag with water and wait 2 - 3 hours before drinking. We've been enjoying this cold brewed tea on a daily basis!

After tossing a bag in the pitcher, filling it with water, and allowing it to steep overnight in the fridge, we have a delicately flavored oolong tea to enjoy throughout the day. The naturally sweet nutty flavor associated with oolong tea can be savored with each sip. Oolong tea is said to increase the metabolism and aide in suppressing the appetite thus leading to weight loss. It certainly can't hurt to drink this tea on a daily basis!


Marilyn Miller said...

What a treat! I have never heard of steeping so long for hot tea. A very thoughtful friend.

Angela McRae said...

What wonderful gifts! And I love the personalized necklace -- so pretty!