antioxidant rich ∙ boosts metabolism ∙ promotes digestion
Did you know that the different types of tea (white, green, oolong, black, pu erh) come from the same plant called Camellia sinensis? The various types of tea are differentiated by when they are harvested and how they are processed, meaning how they are wilted, shaped and dried. The name "oolong" translates to "black dragon" in English, because the dried and rolled tea leaves look like tiny dragons. Oolong is a rather young tea leaf that is semi-oxidized. When you drink oolong tea, the leaves unfurl in your cup, releasing their woody, melon-like flavor.
Health Benefits of Oolong Tea:
- Oolong (like all Camellia sinensis teas) may boosts metabolism and energy while helping drinkers feel calm and focused, making it a popular meditation brew.
- Oolong tea may help increase bone mineral density. It may also strengthen tooth enamel and reduce the formation of dental plaque.
- Oolong tea (along with black and green tea) may help alleviate eczema.
- The polyphenol antioxidants in oolong tea may help maintain normal blood sugar levels and decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It may also reduce cancer risk.
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