Oolong tea is touted as one of the most effective natural weight loss tools. Scientists from Japan’s University of Tokushima School of Medicine found that people who regularly consumed Oolong tea experienced more than twice the calorie burning results compared to those who drank green tea. In another study conducted at the Suntory Research Center in Osaka, Japan, researchers found that drinking Oolong tea 15 minutes before eating foods high in carbohydrates curbed rises in insulin, thus reducing some of the fattening effects of carbohydrate intake. Oolong tea contains a very high level of antioxidants, this is due to the partial oxidation of the tea leaves, as opposed to the full oxidation. A partial oxidation allows the tea leaves to retain much more of its antioxidant content. This gives oolong tea a very effective fighter against free-radicals in the body that may contribute to skin ageing, including dark spots and wrinkles that are caused by ultraviolet rays, chemical food additives, pollution and stress.
High quality Oolong can be brewed multiple times from the same leaves, and unlike green tea it improves with reuse. It is common to brew the same leaves three to five times, the third steeping usually being the best.
Oolong tea, pineapple bits (pineapple, sugar, citric acid (acidifier)), coconut chips, cranberries (cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil), natural flavour, citrus slices, rosebuds, rose petals, pomegranate kernels, citrus peels, shredded coconut, tea blossoms, extracted vanilla bits.
1-2 tsp 1 cup 180°F 3-4 min.
Tried & Tested Tips
Use water that is just under boiling point when preparing oolong teas.
Great with white sugar, brown sugar, sweetener, honey, agave or maple syrup.