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The Long-Term Benefits of Drinking Oolong Tea

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  • Oolong, made from the buds and stems of the plant, falls somewhere in between green tea and black tea
  • Oolong tea is said to have originated from China and Taiwan. There are many different types of oolong tea, with the most famous type hailing from the Fuijan province in China
  • Oolong tea is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which include theaflavins, thearubigins and Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)

While there is growing interest in green tea, particularly the famous matcha green tea from Japan, there are other varieties that can offer exemplary benefits as well. Take oolong, for example: It offers potential for weight loss, heart health and a wide array of health issues; yet, it only accounts for 2 percent of overall tea consumption worldwide.

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