The oolong tea is rich in not only taste but also in history and health benefits. Oolong tea originated in Taiwan and was mainly produced in Fujian and Guangdong. However the name oolong came about in a unique and peculiar way. The story behind it is really cool. During the Qing, a tea farmer somewhere in Fujian was picking tea and noticed a fawn galloped by and the farmer decided to hunt the fawn. Sidetracked of course the leaves were exposed to the atmosphere and began to partially oxidize, and gave off a surprisingly refreshing and amazing scent. The next day when he began to finish his process of collecting the tea he realized the scent and taste had also been altered to sweet taste as opposed to the tart taste it originally had. This farmer’s name was ololong.
Oolong tea has very impressive nutritional benefits. This tea is laced with antioxidants and also contains vitamins and minerals. Oolong contains minerals such as calcium, copper, carotene, selenium and potassium, as well as vitamin K, C, E, B and A. Interesting enough, oolong tea also contains caffeinated effects by the theophylline and theobromine content which on consumption may stimulate the nervous system.
The first and most useful health benefits would be the fact that Oolong tea is very effective when trying to control and regulate your metabolism. The caffeinated effects of Oolong tea have been deemed to be an active ingredient in weight loss. Oolong tea can help prevent people from the potential harm of cancers, stroke and rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.
With frequent drinking of oolong tea, it can prevent teeth against unfortunate decay process, it strengthens bone structures and can aid in the prevention of fracturing bones. Another beneficial property of oolong tea is that it helps stress management. Stress is something that so many people deal with on a daily basis. Oolong tea also has other mental benefits; it can help with alertness and improves mental health throughout the day.
Yes it is fair to say that oolong tea is excellent however they are some downfalls when it comes to oolong tea, especially when excessively used. This is the perfect scenario of when too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Caffeine treats many people in different ways and has different effects. Due to the caffeine content this excess use can lead to headaches anxiety, sleeplessness, diarrhea, heartburn and an irregular heartbeat.