All teas contain the same chemical elements : polyphenals, catechins, teaflavins, tearubigins, caffeine, vitamins and minerals that provide benefits to the human body.
But their concentration depend on the level of oxidation. It means the health benefits of the semi-oxidized Oolong Tea differ from the less processed green tea and heavily oxidized black tea.
Research studies from Japan* found that 'people who regularly consume Oolong Teas experienced more than twice the calorie-burning results compared to those who drink green tea'. Drinking Oolong Tea straight after meals can increase expenditure by 10% and drinking it 15 minutes before eating can reduce some of the fattening effects of carbohydrate intake.
If you want to introduce Oolong into your daily diet, I would recommend Tie Guan Yin, Milk Oolong and Da Hong Pao.
These are just a few examples of very good Oolong teas. To learn more about them, please have a look at our tea-menu.
*University of Tokushima School of Medicine; Suntory Research Centre in Osaka; Study published in the Journal of Medical Investigation.