Oolong Tea

oolong-teaOolong tea is partially fermented, unlike green tea. Health benefits from drinking Oolong tea include a lower risk of developing heart disease, high cholesterol, and inflammatory diseases. Oolong tea gives your body essential antioxidants and helps support healthy bones, especially in the teeth (which is why it is recommended to prevent tooth decay). With Oolong tea, you get the benefits of both green tea and black tea, since Oolong tea falls somewhere in the middle of these two. Oolong tea contains calcium, carotene, potassium, and Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. The polyphenolic properties in Oolong tea help remove free radicals in the body, which (as with most foods that contain antioxidants) can help prevent the production of certain types of cancer cells. If you would like to make your own, simply brew it like regular tea, around 6 ounces of water is required for 2 tablespoons of large tea leaves. Steeping time may take anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes.