All About Iron Goddess of Mercy (Ti Kuan Yin) Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is semi fermented, which gives the tea more body than a standard green tea, but less than that of a black tea.
There are many grades of Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy), but this is the premium grade that gives you one of the finest tastes of this much-loved Oolong tea.
Oolong tea is packed with good health benefits, including:
Weight Loss: A study published in the Journal of Medical Investigation showed that oolong tea improved metabolism and promoted weight loss.
Heart Health: Research found that people who drank at least 10 ounces of oolong tea daily had lower risk of high total cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol levels.
Cancer Prevention: A number of small studies suggest that oolong tea may inhibit skin, lung, and ovarian cancer when consumed regularly.
Diabetes Prevention: A small, 30-day study conducted in Japan found that daily consumption of oolong tea lowered the glucose levels in its participants by as much as 30%.
Mouth Health: Fluoride, a compound added to tap water in most developed countries, is a naturally occurring compound in oolong tea leaves.
Origin: The Fujian Province of China
Caffeine Level: Low
Brewing Hot: Use 1 tsp per 8oz of boiling water, and let steep for 3-7 minutes.
Brewing Cold: Steep 6 teaspoons in a quart of boiling water, then add 3 quarts cold water and refrigerate.