Oolong tea is the most versatile variety of tea. Like all real species of tea, oolong tea is made from the leaves, buds and twigs of camellia sinensis plant. Oolong tea falls between green and black tea, with oxidation rate anywhere between 10% to 90%.
Some oolong teas may be almost fully oxidized, making them very close to black tea, while others are green and light. Different from green tea, oolongs can contain full branches with leaves and buds. Flavors range from light floral tones to cinnamon, toasted bread, ripe fruit, and caramel notes.
Healthier than coffee
As a half-oxidized tea, oolong contains more catechins than black tea. Furthermore, catechins are all antioxidants, along with caffeine, theaflavine, gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, ellagic acid, and kaempferol-3-O-glucoside.
Help weight loss
Oolong tea is one of the most popular weight loss beverages for a reason. Studies show that oolong tea may help in reducing a “high-fat diet-induced gain in weight, hepatic lipids, and white adipose tissue weights.” Oolong tea might be very helpful in preventing body fat too.
Reduce blood pressure
35 years ago, Japanese scientists developed a special type of tea called GABA. This oxidized oolong has at least 150mg of amma-aminobutyric acid) per 100 grams of dry leaf, more than other tea types. Studies showed that GABA tea may reduce high blood pressure by 14-17% compared to controlled groups.
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