Frequently asked questions
How much tea is in a box?
Every box of Shanchai Oriental Beauty contains 45g of tea leaves. This is equivalent to 15 tea bags each containing 3g of tea leaves. You can infuse the tea leaves several times which means you can enjoy more tea for longer.
What is Oolong?
Oolong is a type of tea. You may be familiar with Green and Black tea - Oolong is a fine balance between the two. The word Oolong means 'Black Dragon'
Where is this tea from?
Our tea leaves are harvested in Taiwan - the home of Oolong. It is packaged here in the UK.
Why are you called Shanchai?
We wanted to stick to the origins of this fine tea. The main spoken language in Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese and we picked the two words that best describe our teas - 'Shan' and 'Chai' where Shan mean Mountain and Chai is Tea (Chi is the correct translation for Tea but we thought Chai sounds better)
Can Oriental Beauty Oolong tea help me lose weight?
Drinking Oolong tea helps to increase your metabolism which means your body will be able to burn fats faster. Burning fat equals to losing weight.
Can I drink this tea with sugar?
Yes, but we find Oriental Beauty naturally sweet. If you are looking to cut down on your sugar intake, Oriental Beauty is a great starting point
Can I drink Oriental Beauty with milk?
Are pineapples ok on pizza? An age old question that is still fiercely debated. We recommend drinking Oriental Beauty pure
Is there any plastic in the packaging?
None. Zip. Nada. Our mission from the very beginning was to offer you unbelievable tea in plastic free packaging or not have a business at all. The tube box is made from durable recycled Kraft paper thats eco friendly and easily recyclable. The inner pouch holding the lose tea is a bio-degradable material called NatureFlex.
Do you offer any other tea?
Curently no, but we want to offer more Oolong tea in the future. There are many many flavours we would like to offer to you. The only thing holding us back is finding the right packaging.
I have alergies, is it safe to drink this tea?
Oolong is made from the same plant as any other tea you have drunk and if you can drink other teas you will be fine with this one. However, if you have concerns we recommed you consult your doctor before trying Oriental Beauty.
What is the shelflife of Oriental Beauty
If you keep it away from sunlight in a dry environment, Oriental Beauty will comfortably last 1 year. However, we are confident you won't let your tea sit on the shelf that long
Is this tea Vegan friendly?
100% suitable for Vegans
Why does this tea cost so much?
This is no ordinary tea. Oriental Beauty is one of the highest grades of tea around - Its name was given by none other then Queen Elizabeth II as it was commonly consumed by Royalty and other Nobility. Even today, there are very premium versions of Oriental Beauty that are sold for 100's of pounds
I don't live in the UK, can I still buy this tea?
Unfortunately Shanchai is currently only available in the UK. We hope to be able to offer it in more countries soon