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Oolong - Tea lover encyclopedia

 

Weight loss with tea - Oolong tea

Have you seen Asian women, the Chinese in particular with slim, seemingly healthy bodies? How they seem to glide with every step they make? How they look so ... light? Most women of the Western world believe that there is a Chinese weight loss tea that elusively exists.

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Yes my dears, tea may do this to you, along with a balanced diet and an equally healthy lifestyle.

The raw leaves of oolong tea are left to dry in the sun until they start to brown (oxidation process). It contains catechins and polyphenols - powerful antioxidants which specifically help in fighting diseases and aging. It is also very effective in reducing bad cholesterol in the bloodstream. Compared to green tea, oolong is more effective in fat burning.

Oolong tea - Chinese secret for a perfect health

 

Oolong tea - Behind the Mistery

Oolong tea and its varieties has been a mystery to all because of the marketing hype that tea sellers have put into advertising it. Let us take a look into this so called mysterious tea.

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The tea is said to have originated in Fujian, China around 400 years ago. It was grown and produced around the end of the Ming Dynasty in Mt. Wu Yi Shan, a mountain range in Fujian Province. As all other teas, Oolong came from the same plant, the Camellia Sinensis, but its tree produces different kinds of leaves and buds which is why there are also a lot of varieties of this tea. The Oolong leaves are long and dark in color and they look like black dragons, from which its name originated, oolong means black dragon in Chinese.

Through the centuries, the tea's distinct and unique flavor and aroma has been highly valued and because of this an art of drinking the tea was developed by the ancient Chinese and it is still being practiced to this day.

Oolong tea healthy benefits

 
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