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.
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