The benefits of oolong tea go far beyond its pleasing taste and aroma!

Even if the benefits of oolong tea alone won't entice you to try this appealing tea, you will certainly be hooked by its flavor and aroma! Oolong tea is still new to many of us, but this tea is sure to become a regular in your tea stash once you've tried it.

So, why not pick up some oolong tea and brew yourself a cup? Sit back and relax, enjoy the delightful taste - and know that this simple beverage is providing these oolong tea benefits, as well.

  • Oolong tea is good for heart health. Drinking oolong tea regularly can lower your threat of heart disease and lessen your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
  • Oolong tea keeps bones strong and dense. As we age, we lose bone mass and our bones become thinner and weaker. However, drinking oolong, green, and/or black tea regularly is a step you can take to increase your bone strength and lessen the risk of a fracture. Research indicates that tea drinkers who have consumed tea regularly for six years or more have stronger overall BMD (bone mineral density) than people who aren't tea drinkers. (Low BMD is linked to increased risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.) Drinking tea regularly for more than ten years provides even greater bone strength.
Benefits of Oolong Tea
  • Oolong tea may provide additional support for those with type 2 diabetes, thanks to its ability to regulate blood sugar levels. In a research study of 20 diabetic patients taking hyperglycemic medication, the participants' blood sugar levels were reduced significantly after they drank oolong tea regularly for 30 days. In fact, their blood sugar levels were lower than those of participants who took only their hyperglycemic medication!

Your Oolong Tea Benefits

What do you think of oolong tea? If you've experienced the benefits of oolong tea, we'd love to hear about it! Click here to share your thoughts and opinions about oolong tea with other visitors to our site. 

  • Oolong tea benefits include protection against cavities, dental plaque, and tooth decay. Oolong tea - and green and black teas, as well - stops the growth of cavity-producing bacteria in our mouths, and prevents existing bacteria from producing acid. In fact, tea drinkers (as compared to those who choose coffee or carbonated drinks) have fewer cavities and better dental health in general - regardless of whether or not sugar is added to their tea!

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These are not all of the benefits of oolong tea... click here to learn more about the health benefits of this delicious brew.

And, if you're interested in the current research supporting the health benefits of oolong tea, click here.

Have you tasted oolong tea yet? If this tea is new to you, be sure to add some to your tea cupboard - it is delicious, aromatic, and provides many health benefits.

Drinking oolong tea regularly is a simple, effective way to encourage and support good health and wellness.

Benefits of Oolong Tea

Benefits of oolong tea aside... Does oolong tea have any side effects I should know about?

Current research about tea benefits has provided us with so many reasons to enjoy - guilt-free - our tea break. However... studies have also found a few potential risks associated with drinking tea that you should be aware of. Click here to learn more about possible side effects of tea.

And, as with all 'true' teas from the Camellia sinensis tea plant, oolong tea does contain some caffeine. Be sure to monitor your oolong tea consumption if you're sensitive to caffeine. You can learn more about oolong tea and caffeine here.

Don't forget to check with your healthcare provider about safe amounts of oolong tea for you - particularly if you're a nursing mom or expecting, or if you are taking any prescription medications.

Exactly what is Oolong Tea?

Oolong tea comes from the Camellia sinensis tea plant - as do black, white, pu-erh, and green teas. Click here if you'd like to learn more about exactly what tea is!

More about Oolong Tea Benefits

Oolong Tea Benefits - Oolong tea is still new to many of us, but once you discover how very good it is for wellbeing, you'll want to add this delicious tea to your tea cupboard!

Oolong Tea Benefits & You! - If you've experienced some of the many health benefits of oolong tea, why not share your story with our other readers? And, browse through what other visitors to our site have to say about oolong, too.

Oolong Tea and Weight Loss - If you've been looking for a natural, healthy way to lose those few extra pounds, here are some reasons why oolong tea may be a good addition to your overall weight management plan.

Research about Oolong Tea Benefits - If the research side of things fascinates you, you'll love our Oolong Tea Research pages! All about current research targeting health and wellness benefits of this fragrant tea.


He RR, Chen L, Lin BH, Matsui Y, Yao XS, Kurihara H. Beneficial effects of oolong tea consumption on diet-induced overweight and obese subjects. Chin J Integr Med. 2009 Feb;15(1):34-41. 

Hosoda K, Wang MF, Liao ML, Chuang CK, Iha M, Clevidence B, Yamamoto S. Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2003 June;26(6):1714-1718.

Jones C, Woods K, Whittle G, Worthington H, Taylor G. Sugar, drinks, deprivation and dental caries in 14-year-old children in the north west of England in 1995. Community Dent Health. 1999 Jun;16(2):68-71.

Kurihara H, Fukami H, Toyoda Y, Kageyama N, Tsuruoka N, Shibata H, Kiso Y, Tanaka T. Inhibitory effect of oolong tea on the oxidative state of low density lipoprotein (LDL). Biol Pharm Bull. 2003 May;26(5):739-42.

Leung LK, Su Y, Chen R, Zhang Z, Huang Y, Chen ZY. Theaflavins in Black Tea and Catechins in Green Tea Are Equally Effective Antioxidants. J. Nutr. 2001 September 1;131(9):2248-2251.

Matsumoto M, Minami T, Sasaki H, Sobue S, Hamada S, Ooshima T. Inhibitory effects of oolong tea extract on caries-inducing properties of mutans streptococci. Caries Res. 1999 Nov-Dec;33(6):441-5.

Mineharu Y, Koizumi A, Wada Y, Iso H, Watanabe Y, Date C, Yamamoto A, Kikuchi S, Inaba Y, Toyoshima H, Kondo T, Tamakoshi A. Coffee, green tea, black tea and oolong tea consumption and risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease in Japanese men and women. J Epidemiol Community Health. Pub online 2009 December 8.

Nagao T, Komine Y, Soga S, Meguro S, Hase T, Tanaka Y, Tokimitsu I. Ingestion of a tea rich in catechins leads to a reduction in body fat and malondialdehyde-modified LDL in men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Jan;81(1):122-9.

Rumpler W, Seale J, Clevidence B, Judd J, Wiley E, Yamamoto S, Komatsu T, Sawaki T, Ishikura Y, Hosoda K. Oolong Tea Increases Metabolic Rate and Fat Oxidation in Men. J. Nutr. 2001 November 1:131(11):2848-2852.

Uehara M, Sugiura H, Sakurai K. A Trial of Oolong Tea in the Management of Recalcitrant Atopic Dermatitis. Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(1):42-43. 

Wu C, Yang Y, Yao W, Lu F, Wu J, Chang C. Epidemiological Evidence of Increased Bone Mineral Density in Habitual Tea Drinkers. Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(9):1001-1006.

Yang, YC, Lu FH, Wu JS, Wu CH, Chang CJ. The Protective Effect of Habitual Tea Consumption on Hypertension. Arch Intern Med. 2004;164(14):1534-1540.

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