Fine Oolong Fu Liang Farm Organic
Loose Leaf Tea Oolong specialty with an even rolled leaf that gives you a pale yellow cup with a mild flowery taste.
Combining the qualities of dark and green teas this top quality loose leaf oolong gives several purported health benefits. Some of them worth mentioning are weight loss, reduce stress, decrease inflammation, decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, improve blood sugar management (study from 2021 links the consumption of tea to lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes but more studies are ongoing)
How to prepare:
quantity: 12 - 15 g/l (approx. 3g per cup)
temperature: 80 C
brewing time: 1 to 3 minutes
Multiple infusion: can hold 2 to 3 steeps
Food pairing: stronger flavored seafood, shellfish, grilled meats.
Country of origin: China
Regularly consuming tea antioxidants may also improve heart health.
Several studies of regular tea drinkers show reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as a reduced risk of heart disease.
In a large study from 2003, people who drank more than six cups of tea per day had a “significantly” lower rate of coronary heart disease than non-tea drinkers.
Several studies have also investigated oolong tea specifically.
One study of more than 76,000 Japanese adults observed that men who drank 8 ounces (240 mL) or more of oolong tea per day had a 61% lower heart disease risk.
What’s more, a study done in China reports that adults who drank 1 to 2 cups per day of either green or oolong tea “significantly” lowered their risk for a stroke.
One thing to remember is that oolong tea contains caffeine, which may possibly raise blood pressure, or hypertension, slightly in some people. However, there have been inconsistent results when it comes to studies looking at a link between blood pressure and caffeine, so more research is needed before any definitive conclusions can be made.
Furthermore, since the caffeine content in an 8-ounce (240 mL) cup is only about one-fourth of that found in the same amount of coffee, any negative effect regarding hypertension is likely to be quite small