Tea Highlight: The Many Benefits of Ooolong Tea
Oolong is a unique tea hailing from the Fuijan province of China that has a flavor in between black tea and green tea, some richer than others. Oolong tea is caffeinated, making it a great substitution for your daily cup (or three) of coffee without the jittery feeling of being overly caffeinated. Aside from giving you an energy boost, oolong is also packed full of other health benefits, making it a top contender in the health department.
Oolong is also unique in design, making it look a bit different than your standard loose leaf tea. What makes oolong unique is how it is prepared. The oolong leaves are either rolled and packed tightly into a sphere, or are twisted to become tight and almost stem-looking. Once the leaves steep in the hot water, they unravel to their natural shape. To prepare oolong, simply add a small spoonful into a pot of hot water to steep for 2-3 minutes. With oolong, less is better! Don't add too much or else you could be left with a very bitter, almost astringent, tea.
Now, the benefits. Oolong, like green tea, boosts your metabolism, making for a much healthier body to fight against free radicals and it can even help with weight loss. Of course, the tea itself will not cause weight loss, but having a generally higher metabolism will!
It will increase your mental awareness. Get rid of your brain fog quickly with a cup of oolong! The caffeine boost will help you think clearly and get things done.
Oolong reduces hair loss and helps with a glowing complexion. Again, those antioxidants are at work to clear your body of free radicals that are often to blame for a poor complexion.
Keep your teeth healthy! Oolong tea protects your teeth from acid produced by certain bacteria that like to hang out in your mouth and cause plaque and tooth decay. Adding a cup or two to your day will keep your teeth shining bright!
While these are only a few of the many benefits of drinking oolong tea, we urge you to stop by our shop and try a sample! Want a robust oolong? Our Se Chung Oolong is a great option. For something a bit lighter, we recommend our Formosa Oolong. We also have a some great blends, including Oolong & Ginger as well as Oolong & Lemon, both offering great flavors! Try out a hot cuppa of oolong and start to rejoice in the benefits!