How to Brew Wu Long Tea

Preparing tea properly is important in capturing the best flavor and aroma. Keep these tips in mind when preparing wulong tea and you’ll be making great tea in no time!

Use good water!

You’ll want to use bottled water. Try to avoid tap water as it contains minerals that can influence the taste…and not for the better! Any bottled water should be fine. Keep in mind when preparing…

Temperature makes difference!

Different teas release their unique flavors and fragrance’s at specific temperature ranges. Wu-long tea tastes best when the water is boiled between 165 – 190 degrees, which is considered a light boil.

Preparing using a standard western style teapot

Wu-longs can be prepared using a standard western style teapot. Keep in mind that wu-long tea turns out best when the actual leaves are allowed to expand to the exact size of the teapot, so in general a smaller teapot usually works best. You’ll need something to boil the water in (any pot or pan will do) and then the actual teapot will be used to brew the tea.

  • Bring fresh water to a light boil 165 – 190 degrees
  • Remove from heat.
  • Pour the hot water into the teapot then discard (this warms the teapot and gets rid of “impurities”)
  • Now, add 2-3 tsps of loose leaf wu-long tea into the teapot
  • Pour enough hot water to cover the leaves; pour off immediately.
  • Add about 6 oz of hot water and steep for 2-3 minutes
  • Almost done! – Pour with strainer into individual cup.
  • You should get 4-6 infusions; ( you may need to steep a little longer each time) each with a slightly different range of flavors.

The secret to really great tea…

The type of teapot you brew your tea in actually makes a BIG difference in taste and fragrance of whatever type of tea you are brewing. The traditional Chinese method of brewing uses clay pots exclusively, known as ” Yixing teapots “(pronounced ‘yee-shing‘).

The special zisha clay (containing iron, quartz and mica, and found only in Yixing) from which they are made absorbs the delicate flavours of the tea and the teapot becomes more seasoned with each use. If you use your yixing teapot for many years you can actually brew a tasty cup of tea by just adding hot water to the teapot!

You will only want to brew one type of tea in each specific yixing teapot, for instance many families have one for wu-longs and one for green teas etc…

Follow the same directions above except use about 4 tsp of wu-long tea.

Step 5 is known as “rinsing the leaves” and takes come of the bitterness and caffine out of the tea.

You don’t have to use this special earthenware type pot however it does make each infusion seem somewhat unique as the tea oils accumulate every time you use it.

Great teas UNDER $10.00

Hopefully we can save you some time and direct you right to the source of some really great teas. The quality of these are excellent, sold in various packaging quantities.

If you’re on a budget these all are great tea choices with the same antioxidant and calorie burning properties of the more expensive teas.

“…Tastes are very subjective regarding wu-long teas. Descriptions such as “spicy”,”smoky”,”bakey”,”nutty” or “woody” are all rather subjective but will give you an idea of how different peoples pallets judge flavors. This is what makes Wu-long teas special!
– wulongtea-info.com

The variations in taste and fragrance keep tea lovers interested – try some out in small quantities, that’s the economical way to do it. Soon you’ll stumble onto one that you really enjoy!”

Organic Tieguanyin – Generation Tea

This tea can compete with some of the best Taiwanese oolongs, but with a distinctly spicy mainland China bouquet. It can be infused 4-8 times.

2oz – $8.00, which yields about 30 cups – many more cups with multiple infusions (about $0.26 / cup)
– Kerry, webmaster wulongtea-info.com

Organic Wuyi Shuixian – Generation Tea

A nice bargain wu-long tea! Best for about 2-3 infusions. This tea I noticed has a bolder taste ( still flavorful but do not oversteep it may be bitter!) so it makes a great “wake up” coffee substituition. Try it!

2oz – $6.50, which yields about 30 cups – (about $0.21 / cup)
– Kerry, webmaster wulongtea-info.com

Formosa Wu Long – Dragonwater Tea Company LLC

The firing and oxidization of this wu-long give it a ‘bakey’ taste with rich amber liquids.

1/4lb – $5.50, which yields about 50 plus cups. Can be infused several times. steep for approx 3 minutes. – (about $0.11 / cup)
limited availability…they can notify you when it becomes available
COMPANY ACCEPTS CHECK OR MONEY ORDER.
– Kerry, webmaster wulongtea-info.com

Organic Wuyi Oolong Teabags

It’s difficult to capture the subtle taste of Wu-Long tea in a tea bag however after trying this tea I was impressed.

Flowery with a hint of cinnamon like aftertaste, it has an amazingly complex flavour for an inexpensive tea. If you want the convienence of making tea on the spot, try this ! It is far superior to the grocery store tea bag “dust” found in commercial grade brands.
– Kerry, webmaster wulongtea-info.com

Where to buy Wu Long Tea Online

Here is our favorite online Wu-long (oolong) tea outlet; remember, reputation, quality and knowledge is key when buying tea online – Browse and enjoy!

Generation Tea – Rated #1!” Excellent customer service and always have the best selection of high-quality Wu long teas available anywhere online …” 
Generation Tea

Generation tea – selections of Wu long tea – ” Great teas, and great descriptions…” 

How to buy Wu-Long tea

Buy Wu-Long Online

Why buy Wu Long tea online? When you buy Wu Long tea (or any tea) at the grocery store you are uh… well… getting the bottom of the barrel quality wise. It’s sort of like drinking instant coffee instead of fresh ground – real coffee drinkers know the difference.

GENERATION TEA allows small purchases of most of its teas – starting at 2oz. For about $8.00 you can purchase 2oz of this wu long tea – ORGANIC TIEGUANYIN  – which yields 28 antioxidant filled – calorie burning servings. This is a smart and inexpensive way to try out some really “unique” teas. The active ingredients in the many types Wu long teas are pretty consistent – so you’ll get the same antioxidant – calorie burning benefits – no matter which ones you try.  Remember teas claiming to be “wu-long” at the grocery stores have much of the potency oxidized out ( fresh leaf tea is about 35% stronger in antioxidants than grocery variety). Experimenting with the many Wu long varieties is one of the joys of the tea drinking experience! Fresh delivered is BEST!

The funny thing is most people never get a chance to really experience a full leaf gourmet tea so they never know what they are missing!

Believe me, there is a world of difference and once you try a great Wu Long or Green tea from a reputable dedicated online tea store, you’ll see what we mean. There is no comparing the taste, and intoxicating aroma of the finest Wu Long teas.

If you are new to Tea buying we suggest you stay away from the grocery store because the selection is usually very poor, the quality low and the price way too expensive to be considered a “value”.

For example, dry black tea at the grocery store has about 3%-10% catechins (antioxidant) whereas ‘full leaf teas’ usually bought online are much more robust containing 30%-42% catechins.

“Depending on how much tea you use per cup, you can expect a pound of dry tea leaves to yield 150 – 200 cups of tea, and two ounces to yield 20 – 28 cups.”

We have listed our favourite websites to browse for all types of teas, especially Wu-Long. These companies have been in business for a long time and have the best quality teas and service on the internet. It’s important to choose companies with the best reputations because there are more and more imitation type tea products available today in stores and online. We will review only what we feel are the best quality companies that offer truly unique teas.

Generation Tea – best buy online

Generation Tea – has some of the best selection of quality Wu-Long teas you will find online. prices range from 8.00 to 45.00 per 2-oz. pack. We were impressed with www.generationtea.com amazing selection and knowledge regarding the subtleties of each Wu-long tea.

The President – Michael Sanft – is a longtime practitioner of Taijiquan and Qigong, and student of herbology. They truly have a passion for the integration of tea as a means of healing the body naturally.

They typically package their teas in attractive, flexible 2 oz and 4 oz sizes. Take a look below…

1988 Aged Oolong

This classic rare tea is so smooth and leaves an amazing aftertaste. This is the sign of a superior tea. A great addition to your tea shelf. The leaves can be steeped four times with good flavour – a little pricey at $45.00 per 2oz.- definitely for special occasions!.


1999 Aged Oolong

This tea is similar in taste to a dark Formosa Tieguanyin with a deeper roast. This tea is quite smooth and full tasting with a mellow aftertaste. The leaves are dark coloured as is the resulting brew. Because the leaves are high grade, this tea can be steeped four or five times, each producing a signature cup. This is a must for the person looking for something a little different


Mitaoxiang Fenghuang Dancong (Dragon Phoenix)

Fenghuang Dancong – Grown in Guangdong province, this tea has a fine flowery taste that really lingers in the mouth. It almost tastes like plums…it is amazing. It is made up of very nice strips of the elongated leaves of this variety of oolong.


Organic Tieguanyin

This tea is a truly NOP certified Organic Tieguanyin. It is easy to get “intoxicated” from the sublime floral aromas. These teas can compete with some of the best Taiwanese oolongs, but with a distinctly spicy mainland China bouquet. They can be infused 4-8 times gongfu style. This is the best way to taste the subtle notes of this thick leaved oolong. Try one or all of them, you won’t be sorry. Grown in Zhejiang Province. – …A good inexpensive choice at $8.00 per 2oz.

Types of Wu-Long Tea

Formosa oolong which is considered the finest variety of wu long (oolong) tea. The has a peach-like bouquet with an amber colour liquor. It is grown in Taiwan.

Other Types of Wu-Long Tea

  • Ti Kuan Yin – Delicate flavor and aroma, described as peachlike and nutty
  • Tieguanyin – Smooth and naturally sweet to the taste
  • Shuixian – A bit spicier and darker righer flavor
  • Da Hong Poa – Delicate , floral and light tasting
  • Fenghuang Dancong – Sweet and flowery
  • Darjeeling – A version of traditional Black tea which is semi-fermented

The difference in the price between wu long tea varieties has to do with the complexity of taste resulting from the varying degrees of fermentation or the “firing process” – much like the aging and fermentation of fine wines.

Each particular batch of wu long tea will be graded on taste, color of the leafs, fragrance, and color of the liquid… all playing a combined role in determining uniqueness and price. Some can be very expensive. However, you needn’t spend a fortune to enjoy really good wu long tea, many good varieties are priced around 10.00 per 2oz. (yields about 28-30 servings).

Just as you can find a half-way decent merlot for $12.00 a bottle, wu long tea can be purchased just as well. We include links to some very good online tea stores, which is the way to buy wu long tea (avoid the grocerey store!).


Taiwanese Oolong

Taiwan is known for producing some of the most flavorful and flowery wu-long teas. The high altitude and ocean air combine to create optimal growing conditions for oolong teas.

1990 Aged Alishan Oolong

For those that want the best and the oldest, this roasted oolong is classic. It can be steeped up to 10 times and still delivers flavor. This tea presents a full sweet taste and a lingering tingly aftertaste. The dark black leaves give off an intoxicating aroma. Circa 1990 tea.Remarks: “Recommended – a bit pricy but worth it if you are an experienced wu-long tea drinker you’ll savor the complexities in flavor.”

 

 


Alishan Spring High Mountain

This amazing an coveted Formosa tea is totally hand done and consists of the best full, ripe and tender leaves. It has the subtle sweetness and creamy aftertaste that is so desired by oolong fans. Spring 2006. 2006 Alishan Spring High Mountain

 


Lishan High Mountain Spring Oolong

A real sweet and creamy taste that the best Taiwan oolongs have. This tea can be steeped a few times and the leaves and buds are really something to look at when wet. A smooth in the throat feeling emerges when the light green tea is enjoyed.

 

 


Spring Buds Green Jade Oolong

This spring crop is greener and less oxidized than the Winter crop of this Four Season oolong. It has a really spicy and sweet taste and will be a great morning tea. Small leaves tightly rolled deep green color are this tea’s distinguishing traits. Remarks:“If you are looking for a spicy fresh tasting Formosa tea, I recommend this one – great hot or iced. Usually about $12.00 2oz. “

 


2006 Winter Buds Green Jade Oolong

The cooler weather yields a sweet and balanced brew that leaves its lasting, lightly roasted taste. CCOA certified organic.

 

 


Flowery Golden Buds Oolong

Taiwan is known for producing some of the most flavorful and flowery wu-long teas. The high altitude and ocean air combine to create optimal growing conditions for oolong teas.

 


Formosa Golden Buds Oolong

This favorite is the sister of the “Jade Green”. The Golden Buds has a more full bodied oolong taste with a hint of spice.

 

 


Formosa Green Jade Oolong

If you like a naturally smooth and sweet taste (along with a fresh aftertaste) consider this tea. This is a classic green oolong with mild oxidation and a lot of sweetness. A very good tea made from single leaves and tightly rolled. Typically inexpensive and a good value.

 


Golden Amber Oolong

These leaves are fine and well processed to a perfect rich aroma. Not as flowery as the greener oolongs, this tea leaves a satisfying aftertaste.

 

 


Oriental Beauty Oolong

This is a unique wu long grown on Er Mei Mountain, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan at about 2500 feet. It is a special production tea which is quite limited. This white-haired tea is 60% oxidized which delivers its honey-like flavour. Queen Elizabeth II called this tea an ‘Oriental Beauty’ when she first tasted it.

Wu Long Tea – contains natural anti-aging ingredients

Polyphenol – Natural Antioxidant in Wu-Long Tea

Some of the most notorious signs of ageing such as dark spots on the skin, wrinkled skin, rough skin and memory loss have been reported to diminish with regular consumption of wu long tea.

Wu Long tea is rich in biological compounds called ‘polyphenols’, which make up much the tea’s weight composition. These compounds are powerful antioxidants, which have been reported to reverse the effects caused by environmental elements as well as internal elements of ageing to the body. It truly has natural anti-ageing properties.

The primary polyphenol found in Wu-Long tea is called ‘Catechin’ which makes up about 30%-40% of the teas weight composition.

Catechins act as a defence by destroying free radicals (damaging forms of oxygen) in our bodies. These free radicals are responsible for cell damage that cause many ailments and also the visible signs of aging.

Wu-Long tea with Polyphenol – Destroys Free Radicals

These free radicals are caused by many things in our environment such as pollution, cigarette smoke, eating processed food and taking prescription drugs. Even exposure to sunlight generates free radicals that age the skin, causing roughness and wrinkles. They’re everywhere and their damage is unavoidable!

One of the most abundant Polyphenols in Wu-Long tea, called EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) is about 25-100 times stronger than vitamins C or E. EGCG is reported to destroy free radicals in the body thus naturally defending and reversing the visible signs of ageing.

Two other powerful antioxidants unique to wu long tea are theaflavin and the arubigin. These occur in wu long tea as a result of the unique oxidization process performed specifically on loose leaf wu long tea.

One cup of Wu-Long tea has about 10-40 mg of polyphenol which is more than a serving of broccoli or spinach, which are considered high in antioxidant.

Wu Long tea -A Great way to start feeling better

There are several delicious varieties of wu long tea. The health benefits that come with drinking wu long tea which ‘defend against the visible signs of aging’ are about the same with all types and varieties of wu long teas. Experiment! Typically 2 oz. of loose tea will yield 28-30 cups as a rule.

Weight Loss with Wu Long Tea

Natural Calorie Burner

Are you looking for a natural, healthy drug-free way to slim down and lose weight? Adding Wu-Long Tea to your diet may help! Asians have been enjoying the health benefits for a long time, especially the slimming effect that drinking Wu-long tea seems to have with repeated regular consumption.

“When I hear somebody sigh that “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'”
– Sydney Harris

A substance called “Polyphenol” in Wu-Long tea is known to effectively control obesity. Specifically speaking, it activates the enzyme that is responsible for dissolving triglyceride. It has been confirmed that the continuous intake of oolong tea contributes to enhancing the function of fat metabolism and to controlling obesity.

If you are curious about Wu Long and have never purchased it before, you may want to visit this link – Nobel Beauty Tea This particular Wu-Long tea is an excellent introduction into wu long (oolong teas) with its Licorice and Sweet Osmanthus (Orange Blossom) overtones. It is a nice digestive tea and is a good choice for tea weight management. A 2 OZ. a sample will yield about 28 cups for around $10.00.

So…does it really works? Here are some studies:

2003 Study – Journal of Medical Investigation

A study published in 2003 in the Journal of Medical Investigation by entitled “Oolong Tea Increases Energy Metabolism in Japanese Females” which studied the effects of Wu-Long tea drinking on women showed a high correlation of weight loss and wu-long tea consumption.

The actual study group was 120 Japanese women who drank wu-long tea for 6-weeks as opposed to traditional green tea, typically after a meal.

What the study found was that the women who consumed the wu-long tea directly after the meal increased energy expenditure by 10 %. The energy expenditure of women who consumed the traditional green tea was only 4% and those who drank water was 0.

2001 Study – The Journal of Nutrition

Here is some more evidence supporting the calorie burning effects of Wu-Long tea…

This is an excerpt from – The Journal of Nutrition, vol. 131, 2001…

“It is clear that consumption of oolong tea stimulates both energy expenditure [thereby burning calories] and fat oxidation [also helpful] in normal-weight men. This raises the possibility that tea consumption could have some beneficial effect on the individual’s ability to maintain a lower body fat content. However, any beneficial effect would only be realized if the effect was sustained on [substantial] consumption of tea and the individual did not compensate with greater food intake in response to tea consumption. Emphasis added.”

In: The Journal of Nutrition, vol. 131, 2001. [Note: In 2003 we reported on the effects of green tea on weight.] By:Tsui, Kasai, Kondo, et al., Div. of Health Care Science Res., Nisshin Oil Mills, Kanagawa 239-0832, Japan, Kagawa Nutrition U., Saitama 350-0288, & Inst. of Environmental Science for Human Life, Ochanomizu U., Tokyo 112-8610.

How Much Weight Can I Lose Drinking Wu-Long Tea?

It has been reported that consistent consumption can trim of 10 – 15 pounds off your regular body weight, simply by drinking 3-4 cups a day. How much weight you lose is dependent on many factors mainly your overall food intake, types of foods you eat, exercise etc.. but it seems clear that including Wu-Long tea into a diet plan can only expedite your weight loss results. Some are claiming it a Miracle weight loss drink!.

This is anecdotal at best as there is no FDA approval for tea as a medically prescribed weight loss aid.

Nonetheless, studies have shown that there is a high correlation between wu-long tea consumption and increased metabolism and calorie burning. It has been part of the Chinese culture as a healing supplement for centuries, which is strong enough evidence supporting the use of Wu-Long Tea.

Tea Consumption and Iron Absorption

Tea consumption has received much press lately regarding its effect on the bodies ability to successfully absorb iron. The good news is most healthy people who are not iron deficient and are considered “healthy” don’t have much to worry about if they’re tea drinkers and were considering changing their tea drinking habits.

The most common nutritional deficiency worldwide is lack of iron stemming from improper nutrition. Iron is needed by the body to carry out many metabolic processes; ultimately, when deprived of iron, a person is at a higher risk of being diagnosed with anaemia.

Here are some interesting facts regarding iron and tea consumption:

Dietary Iron Sources

Iron comes from two distinct sources:

Haem Iron originates from an animal product and is found in meat, liver, and meat products. 20% to 40% of haem iron from the food source is absorbed into the body when ingested.

Non-haem originates from plant foods such as cereal, vegetables, fruit, dried fruits etc… This type of iron is considered poorly absorbed and around 5% of the non-haem iron from these food sources is actually absorbed into the body. So…

Heam iron – haemoglobin and myoglobin of animals – easily absorbed

Non-haem iron – plant foods – not as easily absorbed

Tea Drinking and Iron Absorption

The actual component that blocks the absorption of iron into the body is a “Phenolic compound” found in tea, coffee, red wine and leafy vegetables.

Non-haem iron is more influenced by tea consumption than haem iron. This means that diets that rely on iron intake from cereal, vegetables, nuts, fruits as a total source of nutrition may be negatively impacted by tea drinking than diets rely on haem iron sources like red meats and animal products.

Also, haem iron present in foods like meat, offal and meat products are readily absorbed and tea drinking has no real effect on iron absorption.

Practical Advice for Tea Drinkers Concerned About Iron Absorption

  • There is no real evidence to suggest that tea drinking will adversely affect iron absorption if you are not at risk for iron deficiency and are eating a well-balanced diet.
  • Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron while eating. So, why not try drinking orange or grapefruit juice with meals to aid in absorbing iron.
  • Evidence confirms that certain age groups are more likely to have poor “iron status” ie.. children under 6, adolescent girls, women between age 18-49, and women over 75 years of age.
  • If you’re at risk for iron deficiency you should avoid drinking tea with meals, however…
  • 3-4 cups of tea daily spread out over the day (not at meal time)has a very little effect on iron absorption
  • Tea has many other health benefits so 3-4 cups daily may promote these as well

Summary…

Tea drinkers shouldn’t worry about the adverse effects of iron absorption unless they are within one of the at-risk group for iron deficiency. If you think you are at risk consult your physician prior to consuming tea, otherwise enjoy the many health benefits associated with, for example, oolong tea drinking.

Adverse effects of Wu-Long Tea

Wu-Long Tea – Caffeine

All Teas naturally contain “caffeine” so if caffiene intake is an issue you may want to know how drinking Wu-long tea can effect you regarding caffeine consumption.

Wu-Long tea typically has about half the caffeine content of the same amount of coffee.

The following is the approximate caffeine content of various beverages:

Beverage Milligrams of Caffeine
AVG per serving Per OZ.
Coffee 5 oz. cup 80 13.00
Cola (12 oz. can) 45 3.75
Black Tea 40 5.00
Wu-Long Tea 30 3.75
Green Tea 20 2.5
White Tea 15 2.00
Decaf Tea 2 .50
Herbal Tea 0 0.00

Summary – Tea and Adverse effects regarding Caffeine

During the past decade, extensive research on caffeine in relation to cardiovascular disease, fibrocystic breast disease, reproductive function, behavior in children, birth defects, and cancer has identified no significant health hazard from normal caffeine consumption.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conducted research and reviewed the extensive scientific literature on caffeine. In a Federal Register notice published in May 1987, the FDA stated that the agency had reviewed ” studies on teratology, reproduction behavior, carcinogenicity, and cardiovascular disease…but found no evidence to show that the use of caffeine in carbonated beverages would render theses beverages injurious to health.” The American Medical Association has examined the research on caffeine and came to a similarly confident position on its safety. A 1984 report from AMA Council on Scientific Affairs stated, ” Moderate tea or coffee drinkers probably need to have no concern for their health relative to their caffeine consumption provided other lifestyle habits (diet, alcohol consumption) are moderate, as well.”
 (Ref.: International Food Information Council)

Other Health Concerns Regarding Tea Consumption

If you have Hyperthyroidism – Graves Disease – consult your physician before consuming any food or drink that may aggrevate this condition. This includes all teas .

In general, people should consult their physician prior to consuming tea if they suffer from these conditions:

  • stomach ulcers
  • heart problems
  • hyperthyroidism
  • psychological disorders

Pregnant women should also avoid tea and/or consult their physician prior to consuming tea or tea products

Green tea should also be avoided if one is taking any of the following medications:

  • anti-biotics
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Beta blockers
  • blood thinning medicines
  • chemotherapy
  • oral contraceptives
  • lithium

Tea and Thyroid Conditions

We cannot provide specific medical advice regarding your specific condition as it relates to tea or any tea related product as we are not physicians however we can recommend some online sources that deal specifically with thyroid conditions: related to tea consumption:
www.ithyroid.com
thyroid.about.com

Benefits of Wu-Long Tea

Next to water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. For centuries people have been enjoying the taste and health benefits (knowingly or unknowingly) of wu-long and other teas, maybe you have too!

Majority rules! the health benefits simply cannot be ignored. Due to its overwhelming popularity, serious research has been conducted in the last 30 years regarding the many health claims of wu-long tea, mainly as a weight loss aid and antioxidant. Many links to technical abstracts supporting health claims have been included so if enjoy reading” technical or medical” journals you can find many in this website.

Wu-Long Tea Burns Calories

If your looking for a way to shed some pounds drinking Wu-Long tea may be just what your looking for!

Here is one study that validates the powerful calorie burning effect of Wu-Long tea…

Based on a study in Japan, the metabolism of Japaneese women that consumed Wu-Long tea increased twice as much as those that drank the traditional green tea. That is.. twice as many calories were burned by the Wu-Long tea drinkers.

Wu-Long Tea Blocks Fattening Carbs

Researchers in Japan discovered that drinking Wu-long tea before consuming carbs (15 minutes before) reduces the effect of the insulin boost usually associated when carbs are eaten. This means the carbs that are usually stored and converted to fat are blocked. You can eat cake, pasta, bread etc without gaining the weight associated with carb intake.

Wu-Long Tea Promotes Great Skin

In a new study published in the academic journal Archives of Dermatology, researchers from Japan’s Shiga University of Medical Science found that drinking Wu-Long daily had a dramatic skin clearing effect, within about 4 weeks of regular consumption.

Wu-Long Tea Reverses Signs of Aging

As we age the effect of stress, pollution, processed food additives etc.. take its toll on your body by creating free radicals. These free radicals are responsible for producing many of the visible signs associated with aging such as dark spots and wrinkling of the skin. Drinking Wu long has been proven to reduce and destroy 1/2 the amount of free radicals in the body thus may help reduce the visible signs associated with aging.

Wu-long Tea Promotes Strong, Healthy Teeth

A study from the Dept of Dentistry at Japan’s Osaka University concluded that routine and regular consumption of Wu-Long tea reduced the effect of plaque deposit thus preventing tooth decay. This is due to the anti-bacterial effect against oral streptococci.

Strengthens Your Immune System

Drinking Wu-Long tea can bolster the immune system as suggested by recent studies, probably due to the strong antioxidant properties inherent in all teas.