Oolong Bomb – a Powerful Way to Brew Oolong Tea

At Arogya we have been drinking what we call the “Oolong bomb”. It is inspired by gong-fu style preparation and creates a powerful brew, ideal for enhancing focus and productivity. In China, Oolong tea is well-known for its concentration-enhancing effects, which is why it is a favorite tea of students and executives alike. A normal cup of Oolong contains one teaspoon of tea leaves for an 8 oz. cup. The Oolong Bomb contains twice the amount of tea leaves with half the water.

The Oolong tea leaves are rinsed with hot water, and then brewed at a slightly lower temperature, around 185˚ F for 4 minutes. What ensues is a potent, espresso-like shot of concentrated and robust Oolong tea. This is a great way to enjoy the taste, as well as the mental and physical benefits Oolong tea provides. Try brewing an Oolong Bomb before studying, meditating, or having a meeting.

How to Brew an Oolong Tea Bomb

To make an Oolong Bomb, use four generous teaspoons of your favorite Oolong tea. We used Da Hong Pao, a roasted and full-bodied Oolong.

Before brewing, rinse the tea leaves with hot water, then steep in low temperature water. For Da Hong Pao, which usually likes 200°F water, we used 185°F water. Let the tea steep for 4 minutes.

After steeping, pour the potent brew into your favorite cup.

Enjoy the concentration enhancing, metabolism boosting and delicious taste of the Oolong Bomb.

To learn more about Oolong tea, check out our recent post Oolong 101.

View our full Oolong Tea collection on our website.


by Chloe Bolton