While Jason and I are having conversation earlier, he asked me if I know what Oolong tea is. I have heard about it in the past but I never took it seriously. And then there came Jason who brought up the subject to me. He teased me because I am Asian and yet I don’t have idea about it. I countered it by saying that I am not a tea person. I prefer coffee over tea and I only think of tea as an aid for faster digestion. So when I feel like I am bloated, I resort to tea and nothing more other than that. To redeem my bruised ego, I look it up on the net so that he would not tease me again.
Oolong (Wu Long) tea is one of the traditional teas of the Chinese but is now gaining popularity among western countries. It came from a plant called camellia sinensis. This tea is not among the green and black variety of tea but it is somewhat in the middle of the two mentioned above as oolong is undergoing the process oxidation or fermentation ranging from 10% to 70%.
Oolong tea is characterized by a dark brownish color. It contains antioxidants known as polyphenols that fight free radicals inside the body thereby making it one of the healthiest drinks available nowadays.
The benefits that can be derived from Oolong tea are the following:
* It helps reduce the build-up of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
* It helps burn fat inside the body.
* It helps in preventing heart diseases.
* It helps in treating digestion problems.
*It helps strengthen our immune system.
*It can make bones stronger and healthier; thereby preventing the development of osteoporosis.
*It can help also in preventing tooth decay.
Well, this could be a start. If tomorrow he asked me again, I already know what to say. :)