The simplest explanation for what Oolong tea is, is that it is a tea which comes somewhere between a green and a black tea. In Asia the majority of tea drunk is oolong as this is considered to not only be the tastiest but provides the most health and weight loss benefits too.
Many of the robust health benefits come thanks to its high potency of catechins which fight against free radicals. There have been many recent scientific research studies which have shown that it is especially beneficial for those wishing to lose weight. Here are the top five reasons we use the world’s finest oolong in our detox teas.
2. Burns more calories and aids digestion. That’s got to be a good thing.ii
3. Stabilises blood sugar so you don’t have that sudden craving for something sweet.iii When you start feeling like you need a sugar injection, rather than hitting the vending machine, get the kettle on.
4. Promotes mental alertness, keeping you on the ball due to the natural presence of caffeine which is slowly released into the body. Fitness experts also recommend drinking it half an hour before a workout to help boost performance in the gym.
5. Strengthens the immune system, as it is packed with antioxidants to help you keep bugs at bay.
It is also said to promote healthy, shiny hair, help maintain clear acne-free skin, decrease stress levels, fight Alzheimer’s disease, help with severe headaches, strengthen bones, the list goes on...
At The Skinny Tea Co we combine the highest grade oolong tea, with the highest grade matcha tea, to create an unbeatably healthy, powerful, fat-fighting blend – a matcha made in heaven you might say!
Both of these super-teas have the research to back the claims. So if you are trying to lose weight, you should definitely look to add oolong to your daily intake. Along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, this detox tea could really help you achieve your goals.
It is worth noting that some tea producers use lower grades of oolong in their tea blends. And remember, if it’s not loose leaf, it’s probably not worth drinking. Make sure you’re only drinking the highest quality skinny tea if you really want to reap the benefits.
i Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, 2009
ii USDA Diet and Human Performance Laboratory
iii U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS)