I recently stumbled across an article that claimed there are significant health benefits of drinking different types of tea.
After reading the article I decided to put my coffee on the back burner and go tea shopping. While I could never give up my coffee I do like tea, and like most people, I’m all for trying something that may be a healthier for me.
During my tea shopping trip I picked up one box of tea. I’m interested in proving or disproving some of the health claims made for each of the teas on the list so I decided to start with Oolong tea. I didn’t buy an expensive brand either. I bought a box of twenty Wegmans store brand tea for the small price of $1.99. No, this is not a sponsored post. I just like shopping at Wegmans.
If you’re interested in the history of Oolong tea then take a look at this Wikipedia link. And please don’t skip this link to WebMD which provides an overview, the uses, side effects, interactions (and there are many), and dosing that is associated with drinking Oolong tea.
This particular brand of tea has a nice inviting floral scent when it’s steeping. I really like this tea because it’s light and refreshing. While it does have caffeine I haven’t been overly affected by it – but I’m still careful of it.
So, what do you think? Can a tea help you lose weight, provide anti-inflammatory properties, fight cancer, detoxify, help you get a good nights sleep, calm your nerves, give you clearer skin, help prevent tooth decay, control blood sugar levels, and fight cardiovascular disease? I’d like to think so, and I’m willing to experiment.
Here is a link to a slide show at the Dr. Oz Show that’s worth a look if this topic interests you like it does me.
Follow along as I sample new types of tea and share my opinions of them.