6 Skin Benefits Of High Mountain Oolong Tea

 By: Melville Jackson
According to an article published in the August 2000 issue of the Archives of Dermatology, green tea is good for the skin as it contains polyphenols. Teas of all kinds, whether green or black, contain some antioxidants that contribute towards a healthier skin. High Mountain Oolong tea is a slightly more processed than green tea and slightly less processed than the traditional black tea. Hence, it combines the benefits of both.

How Can High Mountain Oolong Tea Improve Your Skin?

High Mountain Oolong tea is rich in vitamin A, B, C, E and K along with certain amino acids. Due to its high nutritional value, it offers the following skin benefits:

1. The antioxidant agents present in this tea can cure acne and other skin inflammations by purifying the blood.

2. It improves blood circulation which results in a healthy glow on the skin.

3. Brewed tea bags can be stored in the refrigerator and used later as herbal under-eye pack. The cool properties of this tea along with its vitamin richness help to remove the puffiness and darkness under the eyes.

4. This tea can also be used as a final rinse while shampooing your hair in order to bring the lustrous shine back.

5. Due to the astringent properties of this tea, you can also use it to rinse your face. It removes all the toxins and dirt from your face that gets accumulated in the skin pores due to pollution. So, whenever you step into your home after a heavy day, wash your face with the water of its residue leaves.

6. High mountain Oolong tea is a natural remedy that has been used in China for long in order to treat skin irritations and infections. Daily consumption of this tea will immunise your body and prepare it to fight against free radicals. As you are healthy from within, the effect will show up on your skin.

Brewing Method for High Mountain Oolong Tea

For availing the benefits of the High Mountain Oolong tea, it is necessary to brew it in the right way. While making this tea, it should be steeped in the hot water, not boiled. The reason is that on boiling this tea it loses its flavour and many of the vitamins. Consequently, its nutritional value turns to zero. Therefore, keep one spoonful of this tea in a cup of hot water for around five minutes. The water temperature should be between 180F to 190F (not boiling).
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