Oolong Tea » Ceremonial Grade Lan Gui Ren with American Ginseng and Licorice
Lan Gui Ren Oolong Tea
Our Lan Gui Ren is an exquisite, ceremonial grade loose leaf tea, directly sourced from the growers in the Yunnan Province. Here, first flush oolong tea leaves are hand-picked twice a year in this historic tea producing area. The leaves are lightly oxidized, containing slightly more caffeine than green tea, but less caffeine than black tea. They are then hand rolled with American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Licorice Root to make our favorite tea!
This is an ideal tea for those looking for a restorative alternative to coffee.
What Others Are Saying
"My acupuncturist recommended this product as an alternative to coffee. As a [lifetime] coffee drinker I was skeptical about tea, but this stuff is really good. The taste is better than I expected and it has a good energy lift to it. My acupuncturist has noticed a difference since I gave up coffee. " — Jessica
Lan Gui Ren May Support
- Clean, steady, and focused energy;
- Cooling in nature;
- Resolves dampness;
- Builds Yin.*
- Tonifies Qi and Yin;
- Endocrine function and immune function;
- Increase energy.*
- Tonifies Qi;
- Counteracts heat;
- Removes toxins;
- Promotes blood and Qi circulation;
- Delivers the medicinal benefits of herbs to the Twelve Rivers (the twelve energy meridians) of the body.*
Lan Gui Ren Key Benefits
Oolong tea is cooling in nature and drains dampness. It builds Yin, which helps to tonify Qi and Jing. Tea wakes us up when we need awaken, and it helps us relax when we need to calm down. Tea is the tonic that restores the vitality that coffee has mortgaged against. The additions of American Ginseng and Licorice Root in our Lan Gui Ren only adds to the restorative effects of tea. The tea may be steeped multiple 5-6 times, as desired.
We sourced directly from the historic tea producing Yunnan Province. Here, oolong tea leaves are hand-picked twice a year. This first flush, ceremonial grade oolong tea is produced for the domestic Chinese tea market, which is a much higher grade than tea produced for export.
Organic Oolong Tea
Our Lan Gui Ren Oolong Tea is not certified organic.
While at first this may come as a surprise for many customers, it is largely only the lesser quality teas (speaking specifically of tea from the Camellia sinensis plant, not of herbal teas) which are certified organic and it is only the lesser quality teas which may be subject to harsh and toxic farming practices.
To understand the why behind this, it is important to note that for the more elite teas and the plantations they are grown in, the farming practices are extremely traditional—almost revered. These practices, while at their root core are organic, would have to be severely altered to meet international organic certification standards. In the high-end tea market, organic teas are considered as a cheap commodity intended for the export market. Changing their practices to meet the demands of the export market just is not going to happen.
In producing fine teas, there is a definite congruence between the goals of traditional farming and the goals of organic farming. In speaking with tea producers, there is a commitment to soil and ecological health practiced that is not evident speaking with organic producers. This standard of farming is more deep ecology than it is meeting marketing standards.
At RAW Forest Foods, our bias is always towards organic—specifically certified organic. But we welcome the correction when are biases are proven wrong—as happened when we spent more than two years sourcing this very tea.
Slightly vegetal with hints of strawberry blossoms.
Sweet, not bitter.
Where to Buy Lan Gui Ren Oolong Tea?
RAW Forest Foods offers bulk, 70 gram pouches of Oolong Tea — Ceremonial Grade Lan Gui Ren Powder, with 17.5 servings (4 grams per serving) per pouch. As with all of our products, we source our ingredients as close to the produces—farms and forests—as possible, visiting sites and meeting with growers, wild-harvesters, and processors.
Lan Gui Ren Oolong Tea
Serving size is 4 grams, taken daily or as directed, preferably on an empty stomach.
At RAW Forest Foods, we like to take 4 grams of tea, steep with 10-12 ounces of hot water (170F to 180F) for 3 - 5 minutes. This tea can be steeped between 5 and 6 times.
A cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture.
Herb cycling schedules can be beneficial when healing. If you prefer to rotate your pro-androgenic and tonic herbs, we suggest a schedule of five days on and two days off, or four weeks on and one week off.
Before starting any new medicinal herbs or nutritional supplements (from our company or otherwise), customers should consult with their qualified healthcare practitioner. This not because we question the safety of our products, but because we believe in the strength of our products and that plants have a medicinal, therapeutic potential.
This product is not for use by those under the age of 18, who are pregnant or nursing, or who are allergic or adverse to any of the ingredients contained within.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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The tea is pretty good. Sweet and robust. I did not feel any energy effects, but it is a pleasant all day tea.
My acupuncturist recommended this product as an alternative to coffee. As a life time coffee drinker I was skeptical about tea, but this stuff is really good. The taste is better than I expected and it has a good energy lift to it. My acupuncturist has noticed a difference since I gave up coffee.