MANY studies about the benefits of tea have been conducted already. Although Oolong tea may not be as popular as black or green teas, it has the same benefits. 

According to the website of Simple Loose Leaf, a tea company, Oolong is made from the leaves, buds and branches of camellia sinensis plants, and it falls between green and black tea with oxidation rate anywhere between around 10 to 90%. “Some Oolong teas may be almost fully oxidized, making them very close to black tea, while others are green and light. Unlike green tea, Oolongs can contain full branches with leaves and buds. Flavor ranges from light floral tones to cinnamon, toasted bread, ripe fruit, and caramel notes.”

In a healthline article, Alina Petre, MS, RD (NL) said “Oolong tea represents only 2% of the world's tea, but it's well-worth discovering.”

Among its “several interesting health benefits”: “it may boost metabolism and reduce stress, helping you feel great each day.”

Another online article written by SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD  and medically reviewed by Adrienne Seitz, MS, RD, LDN listed the following health benefits “that put the ‘ooh’ in Oolong tea”:

1) Protects brain function

2) Improves blood sugars

3) Boosts fat loss

4) Strengthens bones

5) Fights cancer cells

6) Reduces cholesterol

7) Decreases stress

8) Improves oral health

9) Promotes a healthy gut

10) Fights free radicals

11) Kills bacteria

12) Reduces menstrual pain

13) Improves liver function

14)  Kills fungi

15) Reduces skin discoloration

16) Improves focus and concentration

Ask your doctor if Oolong tea is right for you.

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