Oolong tea falls somewhere between green and black teas, in that the leaves are only partially oxidized. Oolong teas combine the taste and colour qualities of black and green teas that are extremely flavourful and highly aromatic. Oolong teas are consumed without milk and sugar. Oolong tea is an incredibly healthy and tasty addition to your lifestyle. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed!!
Health Benefits of Oolong Tea
Oolong tea may not be as well known as green or black tea, but it has similar health benefits. As a matter of fact, you get the best if both worlds!! These include benefits for heart, brain, bone and dental health. In addition, it may boost your metabolism, decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and protect against certain types of cancer.
How to Brew a Cup of Oolong Tea
Producing the perfect cup of green tea is pretty simple. It's particularly important not to over-brew your Oolong tea. Here are some general instructions:
Use 2 to 4 grams of tea per cup.
Fill a kettle with cold water and set water temperature to 200 F. Alternatively, after bringing the water to a boil, turn off the kettle and allow the water to stand for up to 3 minutes.