Oolong tea is unique in that it contains both green tea and black tea compounds. As a result, you get some of the health benefits of both. Also, as oolong tea is semi-oxidized, it also contains more ECGC that other comparable teas. A Chinese study evaluated anti-oxidative capacity of 30 different teas and showed that oolong tea on average has a higher antioxidative than several other types of teas. In fact, it has a lot more benefits. Here are a few:
It aids weight loss – Studies show that drinking oolong tea may increase
energy expenditure and fat oxidation by as much as 12%.
Lowers blood pressure – Studies show that a Japanese version of oolong
called Gaba tea may reduce blood pressure by 14%.
Improves sleep – Oolong contains both Gaba and theanine, which together
can reduce time to sleep and improve sleep time.
Anti-hyperglycemic – Suffering from type-2 diabetes? Polyphenols in
oolong may help in reduce the activity of an enzyme known to be responsible
high blood sugar.
Improves gut bacteria – Oolong may help improve the balance of the
bacteria in your gut, when eating a high fat diet. Buy antique tea for a range of teas that can improve your gut
Fight’s cancer – Another study showed that the polyphenols in oolong could inhibit breast cancer cell growth. Regular drinking might also reduce the chance of ovarian cancer.
If you like Oolong tea, then Buy Aged pu-erh tea, which also has range of positive effects and might appeal to the same tastes.