Treat yourself and try our delicious chocolate mint oolong, a perfect balance between the sweet flavor of chocolate and the strong flavor of oolong tea.
Oolong tea belongs to the same family (Camellia sinensis) as green tea and black tea. The difference between them lies in the processing. Green tea is obtained by lightly heating the freshly picked leaves to halt the process of oxidation. When the leaves are allowed to oxidize for a short period of time, it results in the formation of oolong tea. When left to oxidize for a longer period of time, the tea leaves turn dark and the end product is the more traditional black tea. Green tea is unoxidized, oolong tea is semi-oxidized and black tea is fully oxidized.
Some benefits of oolong tea..
1. Cardiovascular Benefits:
Regular consumption of oolong tea is known to reduce cholesterol levels, thereby lowering the risk of heart attacks. Research proves that those who drink 1 to 6 cups of oolong tea in a week are at a lower risk of succumbing to cardiovascular diseases.
2. Combats Free Radicals:
Skin lipids are essential for a vibrant looking skin. Free radicals accelerate the process of aging by converting the skin lipids into lipid peroxide. This results in dark spots and pigmentation of the skin. The polyphenols found in oolong leaves eradicate the free radicals from our body, thereby slowing down the aging process.
3. Development Of Healthy Bones:
The antioxidants present in oolong tea provide protection against tooth decay and strengthen the bone structure. It is very effective in preventing osteoporosis in the human body.