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Benefits Of Oolong Tea
Oolong (or Wulong, as it is better known Romanized in China) is an extremely prominent drink not only in China and Japan where it is regarded as a staple type of tea, but also around the world. It originated in China, made of camellia, and is served in most restaurants. One theory about its origination states that oolong tea was one of the first loose teas to gain prominence when loose tea came into fashion. With its outward curling and dark appearance, they used to call it the Black Dragon tea as well. Nevertheless, oolong, in terms of oxidation, falls somewhere between green and black tea, and its fame is such that there are dozens of varieties of oolong cha nowawadays.
Oolong is also highly regarded for its medicinal benefits. Usually, its most prominent benefit is known as the fact that it aids in weight loss. Oolong tea does, in fact, reduce the cholesterol found in a bloodstream, cleansing it, greatly reducing the unwanted fats and promoting a healthier circulation, this contribute to slimming. At the same time, oolong also helps alleviate heart ailments as well as be used as a regular treatment for those with digestive problems or disorders. Because it so cleans the bloodstream and takes good care of the heart, promoting excellent circulation, oolong tea also aids in increasing the longevity of a person (possibly one more reason why it was so popular in China), as well as improve and boost the immune system by being antibacterial in properties and antiviral as well, something which few things can boast being. Its calcium also promotes again fighting tooth decay as well as prevent osteoporosis by strengthening the bones. Oolong tea, like many teas with flavanoids and many antioxidants, are also helpful in killing cancer causing properties in the body. Oolong tea is known to have many different vital vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamins A, B, C, E as well as vitamin K with calcium, copper, manganese and carotene, selenium and even folic acids, niacin and alkaloids that aid detoxification.
It is not a wonder then, that in the Orient, many people subscribe to often drinking oolong tea, as it has so many good effects that it has been more than evident in the peoples of China and Japan that this has more than slightly contributed to their well-being and longevity. Perhaps the West, as it discovers the excellent benefits of tea, might do the same.