Oolong tea facts

It is the Chinese tea which is believed to possess various health benefits. It possesses the fragrance of green tea and mellow flavor of black tea. It is also known to be slim tea or beauty tea. It is bright or dark green. It is golden when brewed. It could be used for 3 to 4 times for brewing. It requires oxidation from 15 percent to 75 percent. The flavor, shape and appearance of the Oolong tea differ according to how it is processed or grown.

Name Oolong tea
Native Oolong tea was originated in Fujian province. It stretches back to more than 1000 years which is called Beiyuan tea.
Common/English Name Brown Tea, Camellia sinensis, Camélia Chinois, Camellia theifera, Camellia thea, Dragon Noir, Epigallo Catechin Gallate, EGCG, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Té Oolong, Épigallocatéchine Gallate, Tea, Thé Oolong, Tea Oolong, Thea bohea, Thea viridis, Thea sinensis, Theaflavin, Wu Long, Théaflavine, Wulong, Wu Long Tea,Wu-Long Tea,  Wu Yi, Wuyi Tea,Wuyi, Wuyi Oolong, Wu Yi Wulong Tea
Name in Other Languages Chinese:  qingcha
Plant Camellia sinensis
Shape Rolled, twisted, curled into tight balls/thin strands
Color Light, vegetal greenish and floral
Flavor/aroma Sweet, fruity, honey, woody
Major Nutritions Manganese, Mn 0.21 mg (9.13%)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.06 mg (0.38%)
Potassium, K 12 mg (0.26%)
Magnesium, Mg 1 mg (0.24%)
Sodium, Na 3 mg (0.20%)
Phosphorus, P 1 mg (0.14%)
Carbohydrate 0.15 g (0.12%)
Calcium, Ca 1 mg (0.10%)
Zinc, Zn 0.01 mg (0.09%)
Iron, Fe 0 mg (0.00%)
Health Benefits
  • Helps to lose weight
  • Eliminates free radicals
  • Skin health
  • Strong bones
  • Treat diabetes
  • Treats cancer
  • Manage stress
  • Mental health
Calories in 1 Value (100 gm) 1 Kcal.
  • Side effects such as nervousness, headache, vomiting, sleep problems, irritability, diarrhea, tremor, irregular heartbeat, heartburn, ear ringing, dizziness, confusion and convulsions.
  • It might result in low birth weight and premature delivery.
  • It might worsen the anxiety disorders, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • It slow down the clotting of blood.
  • It causes the irregular heartbeats.


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