Oolong Tea is one of our more popular tea beverages that we stock here at Leaf Tea Shop. It is a traditional Chinese drink, one that lies between Green and Black Tea on the tea scale. It is deemed to be closer to Black Tea when it comes to taste and texture, thus making it a very useful drink to enjoy for anyone wishing to sample Black Tea before trying the full version. But this is far from the only reason why you should enjoy some Oolong Tea; there are multiple other benefits, as we will outline here today.
To begin with, Oolong Tea manages to pack in a multitude of healthy ingredients. These include nutrients, antioxidants (described as being tea polyphenols) such as theaflavins, thearubigins and EGCG, and also theanine, an amino acid that helps to create the soothing, warm feel of the beverage. In addition, Oolong Tea contains caffeine, numerous vitamins and several different minerals, which makes this one of the most health-focused tea drinks that you will find amongst our stock.
But how exactly will all this positively impact your health? One example concerns how drinking Oolong Tea can reduce the chances of you contracting diabetes. This is because the aforementioned polyphenol antioxidants reduce blood sugar and insulin levels while heightening your insulin sensitivity, which as a form of controlling your blood sugar and enhancing this, allows you to ultimately become more resistant to, and as a result less likely to start suffering from, multiple types of diabetes.
In addition, Oolong Tea can have a positive impact on your heart, given that sampling the beverage can bring down your blood pressure and your levels of cholesterol. The drink also has the potential to boost your metabolism and downsize the fat that enters your body based on what you are eating, thus helping you to not only avoid putting on excess weight, but to help you lose weight in the process. These are just a small sample of the many benefits to your health that can come from drinking Oolong Tea, and there are many more to discover!