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Oolong Tea − Properties, Benefits and Brewing

In truly useful properties of green teas, perhaps, there do not remain any doubts. In the East − in China and Japan, green teas are of particular value. It is there that dozens of different kinds of green tea are known which today have successfully reached us. The variety of green tea is really amazing, but one of the most delicious and valuable is an Oolong tea. 

In this article, we will discuss the beneficial properties of Oolong tea, and also tell you how the prepared beverage affects our organism. Please note that the Oolong tea is one of the most expensive teas today. The reason is that such a high cost is explained by a huge abundance of useful qualities. 

Characteristics of Oolong Tea 

The plant, from which the drink is made, contains a huge number of antioxidants, due to which at its homeland, this tea has received the status of an "elixir of youth". It perfectly fights with free radicals, which, as is known, contribute to the aging of the human body due to their methodical destruction of cells. 

Also, a high number of antioxidants help cope with atherosclerosis, fight with the dense cholesterol plaques, which formed and are deposited on the walls of blood vessels, clogging them. Therefore, the Oolong tea is useful for the cardiovascular and circulatory systems, it is an excellent preventive against infarctions and strokes, and, in addition, helps cope with hypertension. 

The Oolong also helps lower blood cholesterol levels, and helps eliminate triglycerides from the organism, the main harmful property of which is obstruction of blood vessels and a negative effect on heart function. Also, using the Oolong tea, the organism is saturated with a special protein − adiponectin. The deficiency of this protein can lead to the development of type II diabetes or cause the coronary vascular disease. 

The Oolong tea has earned its popularity and thanks to the anti-cancer activity. Polyphenols, which are contained in the leaves of this plant, significantly reduce the activity of sore cancer cells. Among other things, the using of tea significantly improves the digestion, and helps improve the digestive tract. 


Oolong tea for ideal figure 

The Oolong tea can fight excess weight, so many girls like it very much. This drink disperses and activates the metabolism, which helps get rid of extra pounds. So, during the physical training, after consuming tea, at least twice as many calories burned as compared to those who do not consume the Oolong tea. 

Women, drinking the Oolong tea before meals, lose 10% more calories than those who do not do so. In addition, another strong point of this drink is a beneficial effect on the brain function, getting rid of frustration or depression, improving the condition of the skin and also getting rid of allergies. Thanks to the Oolong tea, it is possible to get rid of atypical dermatitis within a month after the beginning of the use. 

Harmful Properties and Contraindications 

Harmful properties and contraindications to the use of Oolong tea, it can be said, are generally absent. It is worth mentioning that it is not recommended to drink tea to those who already suffer from the lack of weight, and also not to get carried away for those who have problems with the genitourinary system, in particular, at the presence of kidney stones. 

How to Brew Oolong Tea Correctly? 


Heat up a small teapot (cup) with the hot water, wipe it dry (it is more effective to warm such kettle in the oven). Put in it the necessary amount of brewing. To brew the Oolong tea leaves it usually needs to take a greater amount of them than for the other varieties of tea. 

For every 7 oz of water, at least 0.2-0.3 oz of dry tea leaves is necessary. Give some time for the dry tea leaves to lie a little in the heated kettle without water (so that they will be able "to wake up" and "to breathe"). Pour water, heated to 176 °F, into the kettle and let it stand for about three minutes. Then, pour the Oolong tea into the cups. Sugar and sweets are not recommended, they spoil the impression of taste and smell.

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