Excellent question, "Oolong" means black dragon in Chinese.
Oolong Tea is a unique type of tea that originates from the same plants for all the kind of teas: the Camellia sinensis.
Oolong teas were first grown by ancient Chinese emperors and were highly valued for their rich flavor and apparent health boosting abilities.
Oolongs are traditionally pan fried in a work very quickly as the majority of them belong to the semi-oxydized tea category. Once this step is done, the leaves may be further fermented, and then pan fried again.
Once dried, green tea leaves are then rolled intentionally breaking the cell structure. Oolong tea leaves are plucked, kept under carefully controlled conditions and allowed to oxidize.
Oxydize; combine or become combined chemically with oxygen. You know when an apply is cut in half and it turns brown, that's oxidizing in action.
Benifits of driking Oolong Tea. Of course you wanna know the benefits. Good thing I wrote them;
Increase brain function: Oolong tea can enhance focus because of its caffeine. Caffeine helps to stimulate the frontal cortex that improves focus, memory, and mental alertness.
Boost metabolism: Oolong tea helps you burn fat faster by raising your metabolism for up to two hours after drinking it. Oolong also contains polyphenols that are able to block enzymes that build fat This means you can lose weight with oolong tea, just ease off the sugar. If you really need to put in something sweet, try adding some honey.
Skin benefits: Eczema often occurs in conjunction with allergies or sensitivities. Oolong tea is able to suppress those allergic reactions because it combats free radicals, which is a healing property of antioxidants.
Polyphenols: are micronutrients in our diet, evidence show their role in the prevention of degenerative diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases for more information about polyphenols Click here!
Stronger Immune System: Oolong has flavonoids that prevents cell damage. People who drink Oolong tea also produces anti-bacterial protien than non-drinkers.