Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea, it is a combination of black and green tea leaves. It contains several vitamins, minerals, and helpful antioxidants. Oolong tea does contain caffeine but it is also very relaxing and calming. The antioxidants which are found in the tea help reduce blood sugar and insulin levels. Oolong tea also contains fluoride which in the long run helps strengthen tooth enamel and reduces the formation of dental plaque. There are many more benefits of drinking oolong tea listed below and in the attached picture.
THE PRODUCTION OF OOLONG TEA
For the production of some oolong teas, the tea makers use more mature leaves, picked when the tea buds have fully opened (during late spring). Unlike other types of tea, oolong tea leaves are intentionally bruised and/ or shaken during the manufacturing process in order to slightly oxidize some parts of the leaf while leaving other parts unbroken and not oxidized. As a result, the tea leaves release essential oils and start developing very fragrant natural aromas. The leaves are then panned to stop the oxidation and rolled to develop flavor.
The greener oolong teas are usually rolled into ball-shaped nuggets, whereas more heavily oxidized oolongs are rolled as slightly twisted open leaves. After rolling, the teas are dried and the darker, open-leafed oolongs are roasted over charcoal to give the teas a rich, toasty character with layers of complex flavours.
Benefits for heart, brain, bone, and dental health
- Boosts metabolism
- Decreases risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- Protects against certain types of cancer
- May help relieve eczema
Not only does oolong tea have many benefits, but it is also delicious! This is our Strawberry Rose Champagne oolong tea. It contains real pieces of roses and fresh-picked strawberries. There is a hint of juicy peach, crisp apple, and creamy vanilla which sweetens the tea slightly. We have many more oolong teas, and each of them has a distinct special taste. Come and enjoy a cup of oolong tea today!