We all the about Green tea that people usually hype about it health benefits and starting your day with a cup of green tea is really healthy as it detoxifies the body and keeps you mentally active, as well as it helps for weight loss. There are a lot of tea’s that help have various health benefits, but have you ever heard of Oolong tea? Here is the information we could gather about this amazing tea that works better than Green tea.
Oolong tea represents just 2 percent of the world’s tea and it originates from Fujian which is located in China. In Mandarin, Wu Long means Black Dragon and it is also known as Black Dragon Tea. Let’s get go back and get to know everything about this tea – How? When? Where? Who?
Oolong tea originated during the Tang Dynasty in China that lasted from 618 – 907 and Oolong initially was also called as Beiyun Tea as it was found Beiyun region of the Phoenix Mountains. Whoever visited that part of China in those days were very must be delighted by the earthy taste of this tea as it was different from Green tea which was popular and that was the only tea that existed in China those days. Once Oolong tea got popular and overtook the use of Green Tea people started calling this Tea as Wuyi Tea or Cliff Tea.
After this, the tea producers in Fujian (1725) adapted the method of making Wuyi traditional tea and as a result, this improved the tea making techniques.
We know how this tea got popular, let’s know why this tea got popular and why people started drinking it more than Green tea. Oolong tea has more health benefits if you see combining any other verity of tea.
• Oolong tea is this one tea that has zero calories.
• It reduces the risk of heart diseases.
• It helps to fight and prevent obesity.
• It helps for weight loss.
• It lowers the risk of cancer.
• Helps to prevent Diabetes.
• It helps to fight inflammation.
• It improves and keeps up the health of your Brain.
• It helps to enhance the health of your Bones.
• It keeps your skin clear and healthy.
• It also helps to boost up your energy levels and keeps you active.
• It builds up your Immune system.
• It helps you fix digestion problems.
• Keeps your hair healthy.
How much is too much?
Due to the caffeine content in Oolong tea, it’s suggested to have 2 cups of it daily for visible results. If it’s the case of eczema then 3 cups would help.
1. Oolong Iced Tea Lemonade
6 bags of oolong tea
¼ cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
6 cups of water
Dip the tea bags in hot water for 5 minutes.
Remove the tea bags and squeeze the lemon into the water.
You can cool the tea in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours or serve right away over ice.
2. Oolong Hot Tea
1 bag of oolong tea
1 cup of hot water
Dip the tea bag in the hot water for maximum 2 minutes.
Remove the tea bag and enjoy the way it is.
It’s most effective when served hot.