Enjoy all the benefits of high mountain oolong tea with the convenience of tea bags.
Package of 50 Oolong Tea Bags
Our pack of High Mountain (Gao Shan) oolong tea bags is the most economical way to enjoy oolong tea. This pack contains 50 tea bags, individually packaged for maximum freshness.
Oolong tea is a great-tasting beverage with many health benefits. Preparing traditional style whole-leaf oolong tea, however, can be a time consuming process. Tea bags are the ideal solution for busy people who wish to include oolong tea in their daily diet.
These tea bags are made from machine cut high-mountain tea. They can be used like traditional tea bags for making hot or iced tea. The tea brews to a clear, pale green color with plenty of flavor. They can be brewed in a tea pot or individual cups. Each bag can brew two cups of tea.
Tea Bag History
The tea bag is said to be invented by a tea importer named Thomas Sullivan around the turn of the 20th century. He wanted a convenient way to ship tea samples to his customers, so he used hand-sewn silk muslin bags.
On receiving these samples, Sullivan's customers thought this was a new infusion method and dropped the bags directly into hot water to brew the tea. They were impressed by the ease of brewing the tea and of cleaning up afterwards, and the orders for these new tea bags poured in.
The commercial success of tea bags encouraged other tea merchants to offer their own versions which included materials such as cheesecloth, gauze, cellophane, and perforated paper. Paper fiber was the most successful and they were soon being mass produced.
The flat rectangular tea bag was in common use by about 1944. This proved unsuccessful for whole-leaf teas as there was little room for the tea leaves to expand. To solve this problem, the Brooke Bond tea company introduced the pyramid-shaped tea bag, which provides about twice the space for the tea leaves to expand and fully release their flavour.