Oolong tea (100 g)

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Oolong tea or Wu long, as the Chinese call it, is a type of semi-fermented tea.

Oolong tea:

  • is rich in enzymes
  • is low in calories
  • contains little caffeine
  • has a beneficial effect on metabolism
  • contains antioxidants polyphenols
  • hydrates your body
  • has a beneficial effect on the gut microbiota
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Oolong tea comes from the same herb as green and black tea. The largest oolong tea manufacturers are China and Taiwan. Oolong tea can be called one of the most beneficial teas. According to the degree of fermentation, it is between green and black teas. There is less caffeine than in black and more than in green tea. It can be greenish or brown in color depending on the degree of fermentation. Its characteristics are more like green tea than black. Oolong tea is also known as red tea. The most expensive oolong tea is called Silver Tips Imperial Tea, and it takes 200 kg of leaves to make 50 kg of Silver Tips Imperial Tea, and pickers rarely harvest more than just that amount. Customers usually pay the highest price for leaves picked between mid-March and May, when they are lighter and have a more pronounced floral scent. Oolong tea is a great way to hydrate the body, it is low in calories and has almost the same effect as water. As with green and white, oolong tea is also not made in boiling water but at 80 degrees. It should be dipped for 3 minutes. Oolong tea is best stored in a cool, dry place in an airtight container or even in a refrigerator. Cooling is recommended which enhances the taste of the tea and extends its shelf life.