Alishan High Mountain tea is a type of oolong fermented into kombucha to produce Superfoods Company kombucha powder. Learn more about the advantages of the tea plant Camellia sinensis cultivated in a mountainous region with an ideal climate for growing oolong.
Where Is Alishan High Mountain Tea Grown?
The type of tea known as Alishan High Mountain is grown in a mountain range located in the Nantou and Chiayi counties of Taiwan. The main tea-producing regions in the Alishan area are Shi Zuo and Zhong Shu Hu. Plum orchards covered this mountainous terrain in the distant past. For the last two centuries, the nutrient-rich alpine soil, at altitudes ranging from 1,000 to 2,300 meters above sea level, has produced oolong tea of the highest quality.
What Sets Alishan High Mountain Tea Apart?
Tea grows slowly in this high-altitude area known for fog, limited sunlight and low temperatures. As a result, plants produce higher concentrations of polysaccharides, polyphenols and other bioactive compounds. Tea plantations are irrigated with water from mountain springs. The plants that produce the leaves of the Alishan High Mountain oolong used in Superfoods Company Instant Kombucha are also fertilised with the spent symbiotic cultures of bacteria and yeast used to brew kombucha.
What Are Some Healthful Properties of Oolong?
Oolong tea comes from the same Camellia sinensis plant that produces green and black teas and contains many of the same antioxidants and enzymes. Oolong is rolled, partially fermented and semi-oxidised and contains between 16 milligrams and 55 mg of caffeine per cup, which is comparable to green tea. Oolong tea can also have enzymatic effects on cholesterol levels and metabolic function.
Why Is Oolong Tea Ideal for Kombucha?
Kombucha benefits from the tannins present in tea plants and introduced by oxidation. Fermentation preserves the sweet and floral characteristics of oolong Alishan High Mountain tea. The antioxidants, flavonoids and other healthful compounds in this tea unite with probiotics produced as the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast breaks down the sugar in the brew, producing a low-sugar beverage with the healthful properties of plants and fermentation.
What Benefits Does Fermentation Add To Kombucha?
When sweetened tea is fermented, a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast converts sugars into probiotics and other nutritious compounds. These beneficial bacteria can balance the gut biome as the antioxidants in Alishan High Mountain oolong reduce inflammation. The production of micro-encapsulated kombucha powder preserves all of these compounds in bioavailable form to help you include kombucha in your daily routine.
Does Powdered Kombucha Have the Flavour of Alishan High Mountain Tea?
Alishan High Mountain tea is a premium oolong in terms of its wellness benefits and flavour. Tea produced at this altitude in rich soil with a climate characterised by fog and limited sunlight has the best aroma, taste and nutritional benefits associated with oolong tea. Superfoods Company Instant Kombucha is available in grapefruit, mixed berries and pomegranate flavours, as well as an original flavour with apple cider that captures the sweet and floral characteristics of Alishan High Mountain oolong.