Oolong Tea, Black Tea Or Green Tea: Which Is Better

 By: Melville Jackson
There is a famous Chinese proverb, "Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary." There is a lot of truth in this proverb. People since ancient times have been drinking tea as part of their daily routine. Some even like to open their eyes in the morning by sipping hot tea. The anti-depressant elements present in tea lends freshness and makes the mind more alert and perceptive to the surroundings. Here, the reference is not to the traditional black tea but the healthy Oolong tea that is produced at high mountains under special weather conditions. The fine weather conditions in which it is grown, leads to the tea inculcating the properties that facilitate the benefits of both the black tea and green tea.

Oolong Tea versus Black Tea

Oolong tea is certainly healthier than black tea in the following aspects:

1. Lesser caffeine content: A cup of Oolong tea has half the caffeine content as in a cup of black tea. Thus, you can consume 3 - 4 cups of this tea without worrying about its side-effects.

2. No risk of water retention: Traditional black tea is known for its water retention properties. That is why you will notice dark under eye circles and saggy skin in the case of black tea addicts. Mountain tea is healthier in this respect and in fact, compensates for the water in the body.

3. Abundance of anti-oxidant elements: Anti-oxidant elements, such as polyphenol, are found in every tea. However, herbal mountain tea is rich in such antioxidants. Thus, your body remains immune of the attack of free radicals and your skin is also protected from the early aging process.

4. Anti-cancer properties: Since it enables the body to fight against free radicals and dead cells, it helps to prevent various cancers, such as stomach cancer, lung cancer and brain tumor. These miraculous properties cannot be found in black tea.

5. Weight loss is easier: Have you ever heard about losing weight by drinking tea? Yes, this is true but only with Oolong tea. This tea improves the metabolism and hence, burns the fatty deposits in the body. If taken after every meal, it serves as a stimulant of the calorie burning process.

Oolong Tea versus Green Tea

When given an option between Oolong and green tea, you can choose depending upon your individual preference. Health benefits of both teas are almost similar and both are a good alternative to the black tea. However, if your tongue is not habitual to green tea, then you can surely tantalize it with Oolong.
loading...
Artice Source: http://www.articlesphere.com

Related Articles in Tea


People interested in the above article are also interested in the related articles listed below:

Here in part two of my examination of green tea, I'll look at the evidence for its use against gastrointestinal cancers and breast cancer. In each case, the news is good... Gastrointestinal Cancers A large population study from China involved 931 colon, 884 rectum and 451 pancreatic cancer patients. Compared to about 1,550 healthy patients, it found that consuming green tea was linked with a lower risk of these tumors.
Green tea is one of the most healthful beverages on the planet. It is a constant topic of medical studies around the world. It is ancient and its chemical properties make it potentially helpful in a range of conditions. This begins a multi-part article in which I examine how the ancient beverage helps battle many conditions, including cancer.
According to the Tea Board of India, "Darjeeling Tea" means: tea which has been cultivated, grown, produced, manufactured and processed in tea gardens in the hilly areas of Sadar Sub-Division, only hilly areas of Kalimpong Sub-Division consisting of Samabeong Tea Estate, Ambiok Tea Estate, Mission Hill Tea Estate and Kumai Tea Estate and Kurseong Sub-Division excluding the areas in jurisdiction list 20,21,23,24,29,31 and 33 comprising Siliguri subdivision of New Chumta Tea Estate, Simulbari and Marionbari Tea Estate of Kurseong Police Station in Kurseong Sub-Division of the District of Darjeeling in the State of West Bengal, India grown on picturesque steep slopes up to 4000 ft.
loading...

More in Tea

Excellent, Larry. Thank you for taking the new article directory technology and making it work to the max. I encourage everyone to keep contributing and contributing regularly. I can attest to the fact that this site is already a strong directory in a field of many. Kudos to Larry!

Matthew C. Keegan
The Article Writer

 

I find it a delight to use both as an author and a publisher. It is full of nice little surprises that make the whole process of writing, reading and publishing articles a complete delight. This is one that comes out tops and beats the rest hands down.

Eric Garner
Managing Director
ManageTrainLearn

 

I did a Google search and came across your site. It was exactly what I was looking for and was elated to find such a broad range of articles. As I am launching a free magazine in a small town in Florida, I wanted to be as resourceful as possible while still being able to provide some content that is interesting and well written. Your site has all the variables in the mix. Excellent Site hitting all the notes in the scale sort of speak.

Mo Montana
Florida, USA

Article Topics

 
Copyright © 2005 - by Larry Lim, Singapore - Article Search Engine Directory at ArticleSphere.com™
All Rights Reserved Worldwide. All Trademarks and Servicemarks are the property of the respective owners.
ArabicBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFinnishFrenchGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIndonesianItalianJapaneseKoreanLatvianLithuanianNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwedishThaiTurkishUkranianVietnamese