What is Oolong Tea?
Oolong tea is a category all its’ own. Neither a green tea, nor a black tea, Oolong may have more black, or green tea characteristics–depending on the tea processing method taken by the tea master. The flavor can range from light, to full-bodied, floral to grassy and sweet to toasty. The color can vary from green, to golden, to brown.
Caffeine Content in Oolong Tea
There are several factors that determine the caffeine content in oolong tea:
- The variety of the leaf
- How the plant was processed (lightly oxidized oolong may have lower caffeine levels; highly oxidized oolong may have higher caffeine levels)
- How the tea is brewed
I usually have one cup of coffee in the morning. I’ve been wanting to wean myself off so I figured I would try tea instead. I decided to try Margo’s Tea because of the high quality of their Oolong, and the amazing health advantages.
Health Benefits of Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea has lots of benefits for your heart, skin, brain and more. Margo’s Tea comes in individual teabags for cold brew. A cold brew tea means that my caffeine intake would be less, but I’d get more of the health benefits that Oolong tea offers:
- Reduces the risk of heart disease
- Helps fight obesity and promotes weight loss
- Lowers the risk of cancer
- Helps prevent diabetes
- High in disease-fighting antioxidants
- Decreases inflammation
- Supports a healthy brain
- Prevents bone loss
- Reduces the appearance of Eczema
Since the benefits of doing a cold brew oolong tea outweighed my gluttonous need for caffeine, I have decided to drink my way to better health!
Why Margo’s Tea?
Margo’s oolong tea is a premium loose leaf tea.
- The leaves are grown at an altitude of 6200-6562 feet above sea level. Tea leaves grown at higher altitudes causes a slower growth process. While growing at higher levels may seem counter-intuitive, but it isn’t. The high altitude means that the plant must send more carbohydrates to the leaves in order to promote growth. The greater concentration of carbohydrates in the leaf adds a natural sweetness, and great texture. Higher elevation also reduces the need for pesticides–giving the tea a richer, less bitter taste.
- The tea masters at Margo’s Tea have over 60 years of experience making premium teas.
- Margo’s Tea contains no additives, artificial flavors or scents. Their oolong tea is also sugar-free
- Quick and easy to make: most teas take more time to do a cold brew. Margo’s Tea is super easy:
- Put 16-24 oz of cold water in your favorite water bottle
- Immerse one tea bag in the water
- Shake for 30 seconds; let it sit for 3-5 minutes
My Thoughts, and My First Week
Margo’s oolong tea had a very wonderful, yet complex flavor. Not a single grain of sugar was needed to give this a great taste. I’ll be drinking Margo’s Tea for the next three weeks and I can’t wait to see and share the results. I’m hoping to be less bloated, energized and cleansed/refreshed. Again–my goal is never weight loss, but I will be monitoring my weight as well.
I’m almost through my first week on Margo’s Tea and I feel great. I hold a lot of water and this tea has kept my bloat at bay so far. It’s a VERY easy tea to drink so I’ll be drinking this post workout for recovery, and during workouts for a boost. In addition to making cold brew teas, I’ll share a couple of smoothie recipes that incorporates one teabag of Margo’s Tea. So far, this oolong tea has given me life and I hope that you’ll follow me on this journey to improved health.