Oolong tea can usually be purchased in most grocery stores. or you can try some of the specialty stores that carry this tea. They would include the Asian Food Company or t…he Murray hill Market, both located in Cleveland. (MORE)
White, green, yellow, oolong, and black tea all come from the same family of plant: Camellia Sinensis. What differentiates these teas is how they are processed. Green teas are… not oxidized, black teas are fully oxidized, and oolong spans everything in between. There are many other processing methods that are used to make oolong tea, making oolong the category with the most variety and among the most intensive to make. Most oolong tea comes from China and Taiwan, however Thailand, Nepal, and India also produce a smaller amount. In China there are many tea producing regions, mostly in the mountains, with the most famous being Anxi, Wuyi, and Feng Huang. Taiwan has many famous tea producing areas in the mountains such as Ali Shan, Shan Lin Xi, Dong Ding, Li Shan, Wu Ling, and Wenshan.(MORE)
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Oolong tea can be hard to obtain in some western countries, as it is less popular than black tea. However, it is widely available by mail-order, including numerous online reta…ilers. Also, some specialty tea stores have good selections of oolong, if you are lucky enough to live near them. Lastly, one of the best places to buy oolong can be in Chinese stores or other Asian stores--owing to the fact that oolong is most popular in China and Taiwan. I've attached a link of a site that lists a large number of providers of oolong tea. You can also find tea companies that sell oolong by simply searching the web for "oolong tea", or typing in certain named varieties if you know what kind of oolong you are looking for. (MORE)
In reality all teas are green tea, but some have been fermented and others have not. All tea (not herbal tea, which is not a tea) comes from the Cameillia sinensis plant which… has two sub-varieties: sinensis and assamica. White tea, green tea, gunpowder and oolong tea are all considered "green" tea, because of the amount of fermentation they've endured. White tea and green tea such as Sencha have almost no fermentation. Oolong has partial fermentation. However all of these teas have a special compound family known as catechins in them. Catechins are what deliver most of the health benefit from green teas. The strongest of the six catechins is known as Epigallocatechin Gallate or EGCG. Generally speaking, the more fermentation a tea has gone through, there are fewer EGCG and other catechins in it. Black teas derives most of their health benefits from theaflavins, which green teas also possess. Oolong tea has been credited with higher levels of fat burning - most famously from Oprah. However scientific tests of this have been inconclusive. All green teas burn fat by raising metabolism by at least 4 percent. However the claims of up to 17 percent metabolic rise with oolong teas has not been proven. There is some evidence, but more work has to be done. Hope that helps. If you want to learn more about the absolutely amazing health properties of green tea, I strongly suggest you visit my website at https://green-tea-depot.com because we're about to include a blog that keeps everyone up to date on what's being learned. It seems every week that someone discovers another good reason to drink green tea for good health. (MORE)
Too much Oolong Tea can cause side effects related to the caffeine. The side effects include headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, irregular… heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion. (MORE)