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28 December 2018

Oolong Tea: China’s Last Secret?

If you haven’t heard of oolong tea then you might be in for a surprise. As on of China’s best kept secrets, people in the East have been enjoying this beautiful blend of leaves, stems and buds from the Camellia sinensis plant for centuries. And we recommend that you give your taste buds a real treat with a cup or two of this on a daily basis.

The taste? Well, it’s something that sits quite nicely between a black tea and a green tea. But until you’ve tasted oolong tea there’s not really a way of describing it that we think does it justice. We all know how a good cup of tea makes us feel. Without science to back it up, a great cuppa soothes, puts us back in balance and does something to the soul, doesn’t it? Oolong tea  has all of those properties and possibly more. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of making oolong tea your regular drinking partner.

has all of those properties and possibly more. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of making oolong tea your regular drinking partner.

Benefits of Oolong Tea

One of the most striking benefits of oolong tea is that it has been linked to weight loss. It raises the metabolic rate for up to 2 hours after drinking, so drinking a great cup of oolong tea without milk, sugar or sweeteners (we know you’re already sweet enough) will do wonders as part of a weight loss programme.

Oolong tea turns into alkali in the digestive tract and as so has been shown to aid digestion. If you have suffered with ulcers or acid reflux in the past, then a calming cup of oolong can help you get that all-important tasty beverage without causing you flare-ups. How’s that for win-win?

Oolong Tea Recipes

We know that you will want to experiment with this amazing drink, so here are a couple of oolong tea recipes that will make your mouth water!

Oolong Tea Lemonade. Simply brew your oolong tea for around 15 minutes in freshly boiled water. Add the juice of a lemon – don’t forget to take out those pesky pips! Add a pinch of sugar to balance out the sourness from the lemons and you have the perfect refreshing drink. Keep yourself topped up on a summer day with this.
Oolong Vanilla Latte. Take a teaspoon of sugar and dissolve it in a quarter cup of milk. Drop in your oolong tea and a dash of vanilla extract and let this brew for around 5 minutes. The resulting blend tastes better than anything you can get at your local coffee shop!


Oolong Vanilla Latte. Take a teaspoon of sugar and dissolve it in a quarter cup of milk. Drop in your oolong tea and a dash of vanilla extract and let this brew for around 5 minutes. The resulting blend tastes better than anything you can get at your local coffee shop!

We’re sure that you have your own oolong tea recipe ideas and we’d love to hear them. Drop us a line on our social media accounts to let us know how you’ve made an amazing drink with our oolong tea.

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