Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

The benefits of Oolong tea are many, regardless of the times oolong is overlooked because of its position as the "middle child" in the tea family. Falling between black and green, in the way of flavor and caffeine, oolongs have a lot to offer and are known to be one of the smoothest tasting tisanes. Listed below are some potential benefits of drinking oolong tea from results of scientific studies.      

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Oolong has the antioxidant, polyphenol catechins, that are an active ingredient in oolongs and are great at their job of protection against free radicals and building the immune system, while warding off infections and diseases.


Studies state that tea contains the antioxidant EGCG, which may help with the fight against cancer.

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The antioxidants in Oolong reduce the amount of LDL (bad cholesterol), which blocks your arteries, as well as raise the HDL (good cholesterol).

Lower Blood Pressure, Stress

Studies show that decotion may promote healthy blood vessels and reduce the risk of stroke by thinning the blood.
* Here, at the Tea Party Circle, we stress the need to take a break from a stressful life by partaking in a tea ritual - in the company of friends or by yourself!

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Since the benefits of Oolong helps lower cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and reduces stress, then this is all beneficial to a healthy heart and helps keep a heart attack at bay.

Weight Loss

Oolong has become famous (mostly because Oprah drinks it) for its weight loss assistance. It contains catechin polyphenols, which raise the rate at which calories are burned. It has been claimed that drinking three cups of tea a day of oolong, will speed up the fat oxidation by raising metabolic rates.

Mental Health

Tea contains dopamine, which helps important functions in the brain, including cognition, motor activity, mood, attention, learning, sleep and motivation - great benefits of oolong!

Teeth and Skin

Tea helps to kill the bacteria, which causes plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath. It also helps promote healthy skin by scooping up free radicals that have been brought on by sun damage, stress and poor eating habits.


While there will always be ongoing studies concerning the advantages of drinking oolong, the definite answer is that it is beneficial to a healthier and happier life. So drink up and remember that just like your intake of a variety of foods is good, a variety of tisanes will be the most rewarding.

Shunning soda and coffee in favor of oolong is a step towards a healthier you. Try drinking three cups a day and taking time to relax while preparing your tea and see if you don't feel better both physically and mentally!

Here's to your health - Happy Sipping!


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Disclaimer: Content on this site is for information only and is not intended for treatments, preventatives, or substitution of professional medical advice.

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