Oolong tea which is also known as Wu Long tea, is a product of China. Whether it is called Oolong or Wu Long depends on which region of China you are in. Oolong means dragon, this is where the tea derived it’s name. However there are two explanations as to why. The first is due to a legend that dragons actually had something to do with the development of this tea. The second reason is because it is said that the leaves look like tiny dragons when they are set into the hot water.
Oolong tea is grown in the Wuyi mountains located in Fugian China. It is the conditions of these mountains that gives Oolong tea its unique flavor and aroma. It has been said to have a pleasing aroma and a slight nutty -smoky taste. A lot of people who drink this particular tea do so because they enjoy the benefits of green tea, but aren’t to fond of the strong flavor associated with green tea. Oolong tea is actually a special blend of green tea and black tea. Oolong tea has a distinctive amber color. It is the process in which the leaves are sorted, plucked and fired that give it this color.
Oolong tea is becoming a popular choice in America and other countries. Not only due to it’s unique flavor, but also do to it’s promise to help you lose weight. It is believed that drinking anywhere from 3 to 4 cups of Oolong tea can help you manage your weight. The reason that this tea is because it helps you detoxify your body. Most retailers of this tea suggest that you can lose up to 20 pounds in one week after consuming this tea. I don’t think that losing 20 pounds in one week is really possible. I do know that it is possible to lose anywhere from 4 to 9 pounds in one week if you detox before a healthy diet. Also losing 20 pounds in one week is not suggested as safe. So far the research to whether or not this tea can really help you to manage your weight seems to have only been studied in Japan. Whether or not this tea actually works on weight loss does not concern a majority of its consumers.
A lot of drinkers of this particular tea drink it just because of it’s pleasing aroma and unique taste. It is suggested by those who truly appreciate this tea that it is to be drank as a sipping tea. That it should be savored much like a fine wine.
Whether or not Oolong tea is a miracle drink that can help you lose weight quickly is debatable. However it does have it’s health benefits. This is due to is special blend with green tea. Green tea is known to have antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that can protect you cells from damage. Cell damage can lead to free radicals which are associated with the development of cancer. Scientific studies have proved that antioxidants can slow down and sometimes even prevent cancer. Which seems like a good idea to give this tea a try. Especially if you come from a family with a history of cancer. Antioxidants are also associated with the prevention of certain heart related diseases. Another good idea to give Oolong tea a try. If not for the weight loss then drink it for it’s wonderful flavor and it’s health benefits.
It is said that Oolong tea can only be purchased on-line. I did a little research on consumer ratings of Oolong tea and some say that it’s not true. That depending on where you live you can find all natural Oolong tea in your super market or local natural food store. 100 bags of all natural Oolong tea retails anywhere from $8.00 to $30.00 depending on where you get it from. I seen that Amazon.com seems to retail it for the lowest price. Whether or not it is authentic is a another question.
All natural Oolong tea, there is a lot of reasons to drink then just for its promise to aide in weight loss.