Posted by: Cindy | 2009-07-07

Oolong Tea

I was wondering about the effects, both positive and negative, of drinking oolong tea. It comes very highly recommended by Chinese people.

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Dear Cindy
While some scientific research has indicated that green tea is beneficial for losing weight, I have not as yet read any articles on oolong tea. I believe oolong tea to be somewhere between black and green tea (these names indicate how much the tea leaves have been fermented), so I would surmise that oolong tea contains some of the compounds found in green tea that assist with weightloss, but not at the same levels. Oolong tea, like the other 2 variations of tea, probably also contain high levels of polyphenols which are protective against a variety of diseases of lifestyle such as heart disease and cancer.

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