Oolong, The Healthy Tea

Oolong is a traditional Chinese tea is also known as wu long tea. The first ever Oolong tea produced nearly 400 years ago. Oolong is produced using sunlight and other natural ingredients. It also goes through a process of oxidation. There are various theories and views with regards to the origin of Oolong tea. It is believed that Oolong first cultivated in the mountains of Wuyi region. Though Oolong is traditionally a Chinese product, it is now being produced in different regions of the world, in order to make is easily available to the people all over the world.

The various varieties of Oolong tea produced are – 1. Darjeeling Oolong 2. Assam smoked Oolong 3. African Oolong 4. Nepali Oolong

There are also other varieties of Oolong tea which are produced across different continents. Some of them are produced using the traditional Chinese method and some have innovated their own way.

How to prepare Oolong tea has a nice taste and flavor. Here are the steps for the preparation of Oolong tea:

First we need to boil some water. While the water is boiling, we need to warm up the tea set.

Second, we need to add oolong tea leaves to the teapot.

Next, we need to pour in the boiling water on the oolong tea leaves and cover the tea pot.

We need to keep it that way for few minutes and our oolong tea is ready.

Why Oolong? Besides having a great taste, Oolong tea benefits our health in a number of ways. Oolong is considered to be much healthier than other forms of tea as it contains considerably lesser quantities of caffeine.

Let’s find out the benefits of Oolong tea:

Obesity – Regular consumption of oolong tea increases metabolism. It helps to accelerate the process of lipolysis, which helps to burn more body fat. Considering the side effects which other fat burning supplements have, oolong tea is certainly a much healthier option.

Bone development – Oolong tea protects us from tooth decay and it strengthens the bone structure. It helps to prevent osteoporosis.

Diabetes treatment – Oolong tea contains vitamins and minerals such as calcium, Vitamin A, Potassium and phosphorus. Also, it contains high levels of polyphenols, which is a kind of antioxidant. All these nutrients together help to improve the metabolism and the digestive system of our body and it minimizes the risk of diseases like diabetes.

Stress reducer – Regular consumption of Oolong tea helps us to remain focused and it improves our mental state. Polyphenols present in oolong tea act as a stress reducer.

Prevents Hair loss – As stated earlier, the antioxidants present in oolong tea helps to improve metabolism. Improving the metabolism automatically ensures prevention of hair loss.

Healthy and shiny hair – Regular consumption of Oolong tea softens and also provides an additional glow to your hair.

Deterrent against cancer – Presence of thearubigin and theaflavin in oolong tea help to reduce the risk of cancer.

Oolong tea has a wide range of benefits. However, one must not over consume Oolong tea, simply because it contains a certain amount of caffeine. Too much consumption of Oolong tea might lead to headaches, vomiting etc. Oolong tea should be used as a supplement, than a regular refreshment drink.


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