Originating almost 400 years ago in China, Oolong contains the combined qualities of black and green tea doubling its health benefits. From savory almonds to dry tangy fruit, steep some oolong in your next cup.
DRINK OOLONG TEA FOR THE HEALTH OF IT
IMPROVES BONE HEALTH
The antioxidants in oolong tea can help strengthen the bone structure and prevent osteoporosis, and promote normal, healthy growth of the human body. Studies have analyzed the long-term effects of drinking oolong, particularly on bone mineral density (BMD) and it is thought that some of the components in oolong actually stimulate the retention of minerals from other foods that we consume.
REMOVES FREE RADICALS
The polyphenolic antioxidant compound in oolong tea has shown to remove free radicals in our body. Therefore, consuming daily doses of oolong tea can help prevent the potential harm that these free-moving cells often pose to the body, including cancer, atherosclerosis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, neurodegeneration, and diabetes.
TEA AND COOKIES?
Yum. Tea in cookies? Yummo! Use a tablespoon or two of dark tea, like a black or oolong, and grind it into a fine powder so it incorporates well into a dough and holds up to the butter and sugar. It will gently flavor a batch of buttery shortbread, and a darker tea will boost the cookies' buttery qualities while adding bittersweet tannic, fruity, and roasted flavors.
Use 2 teaspoons per 6 oz cup and steep 3 minutes at 195º F.
PROTECT YOUR PEARLY WHITES
The alkalizing, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of Oolong Tea can be beneficial for your teeth. Regular consumption of Oolong helps balance the acidity level in your mouth, the antiseptic effect kills germs while the anti-inflammatory property protects your gums against diseases.