Oolong tea is fragrant with a fruity flavor and a tasty aroma. It is very low in caffeine and extremely relaxing to drink. The health benefits of oolong tea are doubled because of the combined qualities of black tea and green tea. Oolong tea falls between green and black teas, as its leaves are only partially oxidized. It is a semi-green fermented tea. But, the fermentation process is halted as soon as the tea leaves start to change their color. Oolong tea ranges from 10% to 70% oxidation.
Oolong tea is nature’s gift that is rich in anti-oxidants. It also contains vital minerals and vitamins such as calcium, manganese, copper, carotin, selenium, and potassium, Vitamin A, B, C, E and K. in addition to folic acids, niacin amide and other detoxifying alkaloids. Developed in semi-fermented processing, the oolong tea is rich in numerous polyphenolic compounds, adding value health benefits of oolong tea.
Some of these benefits are: