Wu Yi Tea
Oolong Tea from China
Wu Yi Tea is the Chinese name for a variety of Oolong tea (also spelt Wu–long or Wulong tea) that is grown in the mountains of Wuyi, in the Fujian province, in northwestern China.
It has been considered one of the best fat loss teas, so if you have been struggling with weight issues you might want to have a look at this natural fat burner and discover all the health benefits it has to offer you.
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What is Wu Yi Tea?
Also spelt Wu-Yi tea, it was first produced in the 15th century in the province of Fujian and was taken to Taiwan in the 18th century, when a group of Chinese people settled there and took the art of brewing this tea with them.
Nowadays, Taiwan offers some of the finest Wu Yi tea due to its perfect conditions for growing tea.
There are three types of tea produced in the Wu Yi mountains: Wu Yi Green teas, Wu Yi Black teas and Wu Yi Oolong teas, according to the processing method. It is the oolong tea variety that we focus on in this page.
Wu Yi tea stands out for being a semi-fermented tea, which means the leaves are partially oxidized after harvesting, putting it somewhere in between Green and Black teas. Therefore, imagine the powerful combination this tea offers you and your loved ones!
When compared to the Formosa Oolong Teas, you'd have to consider that Wu Yi is clearly at the lower end of the fermentation range.
While the teas from Taiwan and other Chinese oolongs may reach a fermentation of 50-60%, this particular Chinese oolong tea is only fermented at about 12 to 15%. So the first are closer to Black Tea and our Chinese friend here is closer to Green Teas, therefore with a lighter taste and smell.
Let’s move on and enter the world of Wu Yi tea Benefits!
Wu Yi Tea Benefits
Promotes Body Fat Loss
If you are a fan of diet teas, this may be the right tea for you. Wu Yi is known around the world for its weight loss capabilities.
Oolong tea contains more polymerized polyphenols than any other type of tea. These powerful antioxidants will help you suppress lipid metabolism and fatty oxidation. All this translates into weight loss.
Combined with the caffeine in tea, it will boost your metabolism, increasing your level of energy expenditure! How can you be sure to get results? Change your diet as well! Exercise and start eating healthy meals! Wu Yi tea will also help you block the absorption of fats and carbohydrates.
Drink a cup of Wu Yi before a walk or workout to boost your metabolism. Soon you will be feeling much better!
As mentioned above, caffeine in tea has its advantages, as it gives you the energy you need during the day and allows you to be focused and concentrated! If you are a caffeine addict, you should try tea as a coffee substitute.
It is healthier and it stays in your metabolism for 6 – 8 hours, so you won’t feel so much the urge to refill your caffeine level all the time. Wu Yi oolong tea has less caffeine than coffee, but it still contains a considerable amount, so why not start your day with this push of energy and also enjoy all the other health benefits it brings along in a single cup?
Here’s a tip: As this is always a difficult habit to change and caffeine does pose a problem for people with heart disease and high blood pressure, have a look at the page caffeine in tea to better understand the benefits and side effects of it.
Promotes Mental Health
Did you have a rough day at work? Do you have an important report to work on and you need to be sharp in the morning? Have a cup of tea! Tea will enhance your focus and relax you at the same time!
Prepare yourself a cup of Wu Yi tea and enjoy the pleasures of meditation. It will be an amazing calming experience and you will be ready to take on any task!
This is also an important health benefit for those who enjoy a good meal. This cleansing tea helps you digest better by dissolving excess acidity and protecting you from intestinal disorders.
So next time you plan to eat more, especially fatty meals, make sure you have a cup of tea around to help your digestion! You will feel much better.
Cancer is a word no one wants to hear. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to prevent cancer cells from growing, like drinking tea! It is cheap, tasty and always a pleasure!
The powerful antioxidants present in tea, namely EGCG, have the ability to ward off free radicals, especially the enzyme, urokinase, necessary to the development of tumors. By doing this, your immune system will be much stronger to fight cancer and other possible bacteria or viruses.
Have a cup of tea and start enjoying the benefits of a healthier and longer life! You will find that the simple act of brewing tea is relaxing.
Wonderful, isn’t it? For even more information, have a look at Oolong tea benefits and see what more this peculiar type of tea has to offer you.
Drinking Wu Yi Tea
Now to enjoy all these powerful health benefits, you need to know how to make Wu Yi tea the right way! So let’s start preparing a nice warm cup of tea and reveal the magic of this beverage!
Start by choosing your water wisely! You need spring water to brew your tea, so as to avoid possible water impurities.
Next, boil your water and preheat your teapot, to make sure your beverage is always warm.
While your teapot is warming up, start boiling water again, this time for your tea. Make sure the water temperature is between 85ºC - 90ºC (185ºF – 194ºF).
Discard the water in the teapot and place your Wu Yi tea leaves in the empty pot. Pour the new water in and then let it steep 3 to 5 minutes. With time you will find out what better suits you.
Your tea is ready to serve! Don’t add any sugar or milk. You will want to appreciate every note of your tea. Feel its aroma and appreciate its robust character.
The delicate processing method makes this tea quite special indeed. And a high quality tea will render you multiple infusions without altering its taste. This is something very positive, since these teas do tend to be a bit on the expensive side.
Our journey through the world of Wu Yi tea is almost over. Explore other Chinese (such as Tie Guan Yin) and Taiwanese Oolong Teas and enjoy every step that takes you closer to your right tea.
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”In the Taste of a single cup of tea you will eventually discover the truth of all the ten thousand forms in the universe.”
- Attributed to Kyongbong Sunim, Ch'an (Zen) Master