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Is There A Tea For Weight Loss?

May 16, 2020 1 Comment

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One of the most commonly asked questions I hear is, "Is there a tea for weight loss?" The short answer is Yes, there is a tea for weight loss. More than one, actually.

BUT… (you knew this was coming, right?)

Tea alone isn’t a silver bullet. A cup of tea a day in combination with double cheeseburgers, soda, and couch-potatoing your life away, isn’t going to give you the fit, healthy body that you’re going for. What will help you achieve your healthy weight goals are consistent healthy habits that you do all the time: eat clean, move your body, eliminate stress, and drink lots of tea.

And here is one of the best teas that have been proven in multiple scientific trials to actually help you lose weight: Oolong tea!

 

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Oolong Tea For Weight Loss

According to scientific research, Oolong tea is a front-runner for fat loss and boosting the metabolism. In a study done with 102 people in 2009, over 70% of those tested lost at least two pounds during the six-week study. Even better, most of them had reduced cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This showed the researchers that Oolong tea has a definite effect on how we metabolize fats. Cool, right?

 

What is Oolong Tea?

Oolong comes from the same plant as green tea, black tea, and matcha. Oolong contains caffeine, and is partially oxidized, meaning it is somewhere between green and black tea. The flavor is unique and complex, and can be enjoyed as a hot tea year round. You can also drink Oolong over ice. For best results, do not sweeten your tea. If you're craving a little sweetness, drink it hot with a pinch of cinnamon, or cold with fresh citrus or watermelon slices.

 

When To Drink Oolong Tea

Drink a cup of Oolong before or with your breakfast, and again before or with your lunch. Bear in mind that if you drink Oolong in the evening, the caffeine might interfere with your sleep. If you’re sensitive to caffeine, make sure to avoid drinking anything with caffeine for twelve hours before your bedtime.

One of the best times to drink your Oolong tea is before you exercise!

 

Oolong tea helps make your workout more effective

 

Oolong Tea Types

Although there are many different types of Oolong tea available on the market, here at Loose Leaf we carry these two:

  • Ti Quan Yin, also known as Ti Quan Yin Iron Goddess Slimming Tea, famous for its fragrant and complex flavor, and multiple health benefits, including fat burning and weight reduction
  • Milk Oolong is so named because of a funny little thing that happens when there is a sharp decrease in temperature during harvest season. For some reason, the tea leaves that are exposed to a sudden temperature drop develop a unique creamy, buttery flavor and aroma, making this one of the more unique types of Oolong

We also have several Oolong blends, including:

  • Bulletproof Breakfast, a rich blend of Oolong, Puehr, chocolate, and coconut, perfect for fueling your morning, and a bold replacement for coffee
  • Butter Pecan Oolong is a cozy, sweet Oolong blend with rich notes of butter pecan and caramel
  • Coconut Cocoa Oolong smells like a candy bar, but tastes smooth, deep, and dark

 

Oolong tea has many health benefits, including weight loss

 

How To Prepare Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is one of those time-sensitive teas that, if brewed too long, can become unpleasantly bitter. To make an awesome cup of perfectly brewed Oolong, steep a teaspoon of Loose Leaf Oolong in a cup of hot water (a minute after boiling) for two to three minutes. Longer than that, and you might not like it.

Pro tea brewing tip: taste the tea as it brews. Dip a spoon into the tea as it steeps, and remove the leaves once the flavor is released. A small hint of bitterness is actually pleasant, but too much can ruin the flavor.

The following recipe is a great way to enjoy Oolong tea in the summer, before a workout, or any time you want to feel refreshed and energized. 

 

Oolong Fat Burner Recipe

Of all the different tea varieties, Ti Quan Yin Oolong is believed to be the most effective fat burner. When combined with cleansing cucumber, energizing ginger, and alkalizing lemon, the only thing you’ve got to lose is inches!

Steep 2 teaspoons of Ti Quan Yin Oolong in 2 cups of hot water for 3 minutes. Strain and chill.

In a glass mason jar, place a few cucumber slices, fresh lemon or lime rounds, and a 1” piece of fresh ginger root, peeled. Lightly pound them with a wooden spoon; this is called “muddling”, and it releases the aromas, flavors, and health benefits. Pour the chilled Ti Quan Yin Oolong in the jar, give it a good shake to mix, and enjoy.

 

Oolong fat burner recipe

 

Have you tried Oolong tea? Let us know in the comments, or send us an email to info@looseleafmarket.com

Cheers!




1 Response

Mary
Mary

November 03, 2021

Hi everyone. You have such a nice website and It’s fun to read about all the different effects tea has on our various ailments… That said, When I make oolong and ginger tea is it proper to steep the oolong while infusing several slices of fresh ginger? I would like to drink it cold w/ ice as I live in the desert. What do the experts suggest?

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