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Oolong Tea, also known as ‘Wu long tea,’ has been cultivated in the Fujian province of China for over 400 years. It is here in its native homeland where Oolong tea’s popularity has been most established with this brew also acquiring the nickname “Chinese restaurant tea,” due to its high demand among those dining out across the country.

Sitting firmly between black and green teas in terms of strength and caffeine levels, Oolong tea’s processing method also differs substantially to its cousins. Green teas, which are dried immediately upon picking, tend to taste grassier and less complex than Oolong Tea, which undergo heavier oxidation, tend to be bolder in taste and flavour.

Meanwhile, Oolong Tea has a mild taste because it is partially oxidised before being heated and dried, which ultimately leads to this brew obtaining the finest qualities of both black and green tea. It is due to this unique processing method that Oolong tea’s health benefits are largely considered to be twice that of its respective cousins.

One such health benefit credited to this magnificent blend is that of healthier skin. According to a recently conducted scientific study, patients diagnosed with eczema can benefit from drinking 3 cups of oolong tea throughout the day.  The beneficial results of Oolong tea could be seen in less than a week in these patients, who showed remarkable improvement in their skin. Further to this, studies have established correlations between Oolong tea consumption and improved weight and stress management, as well as regulation of blood sugar intake with those living with type-2 diabetic disorders.

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    Oolong Tea, "Everything you Need to Know"

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