Friday, June 26, 2020

Learn more about oolong tea in one article

Oolong tea, also known as green tea, is a semi-fermented tea. The degree is in the range of 30-60%. It is a type of tea between black tea and green tea. Its quality has both the fragrance and floral fragrance of green tea and the mellow taste of black tea.

1. Oolong tea is divided according to appearance: granules, strips; according to origin: North Fujian, South Fujian, Guangdong, Taiwan

[Northern Fujian Oolong Tea] Mainly produced in Wuyishan, Jianyang and Jianou in northern Fujian. North Fujian Oolong is divided into mountain ranges, of which the microclimate quality is the best; North Fujian Oolong is most famous for Wuyi Rock Tea; Wuyi Mountain Because of its special geographical climate, it has formed the excellent quality of Yancha. It is a characteristic of the typical Danxia landform. Most of the soil is dominated by weathered rock, red conglomerate, and sandy conglomerate. With a microclimate environment, there are a lot of tea trees around. Expanded leaf forests form a kind of light that has both sunlight and direct exposure, called "slow-shot light" or "refracted light"; sufficient water, because the soil is loose, can absorb water from the roots, these are the formation Natural conditions of rock tea special quality.

Zhengyan: Scenic area of ​​70 square kilometers, within Jiuqu Stream, Chongyang Stream and Huangbai Stream;

Half Rock: on the edge of Santiao Creek;

Weiyan/Zhoucha: Villages and towns on both sides of the highway.

[Southern Fujian Oolong] mainly produced in Anxi, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou, and Yongchun in southern Fujian. South Fujian Oolong is divided into Tieguanyin and color species; Tieguanyin: it is made by a specific method, and the quality of spring tea is the best , Followed by autumn tea, poor summer tea. The taste is mainly sour and fried.

【Guangdong Oolong】Chaozhou, Shantou, Guangdong Province; due to different raw materials and production techniques, they can be divided into three grades: Shancong, Langcai, and Narcissus according to their quality. The fragrance is floral, with magnolia, honey orchid, yellow branches, bellflower, etc.

【Taiwan Oolong】Origin of Nantou, Alishan and Lishan, Taiwan; Taiwan Oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea, with a difference between light fermentation and heavy fermentation.

Lightly fermented tea is similar to green tea, the degree of fermentation is 10%-40%, the varieties are: Wenshan Baozhong;

Heavy-fermented tea is similar to black tea, with a degree of fermentation of 40%-70%. The varieties are: (Baihao Oolong, Oriental Beauty, Champagne Oolong, Pengfeng Tea) These four teas are the name of a tea.

The fermentation degree of semi-fermented tea is 50%, and the varieties are: frozen top oolong, Alishan oolong, Lishante, Shanlinxi and so on.

2. The efficacy of oolong tea

(1) Eliminate active oxygen that harms beauty and health, activate SOD, whiten skin, and prevent aging;

(2) Drink oolong tea to lose weight (effectively prevent and suppress obesity, suppress excessive increase of subcutaneous fat);

(3) Drinking 1 liter of oolong tea every day can improve skin allergies;

(4) Lower blood fat (lower neutral fat);

(5) Prevent tooth decay;

(6) Anti-tumor.

3. Taboo of oolong tea

(1) Avoid drinking on an empty stomach. The harm caused by drinking tea on an empty stomach is obvious. Drinking tea on an empty stomach can easily dilute gastric juice and reduce digestive function. In addition, the high absorption rate of the gastrointestinal tract causes the undesirable ingredients in the tea to enter the blood in large quantities, which will cause dizziness, palpitation, weakness in hands and feet.

(2) Avoid drinking tea before going to bed. Oolong tea is also rich in tea polyphenols and other elements. If you drink it before going to bed, it is easy to cause us to have enough excitement, and it will be difficult to get to sleep and rest during the normal rest time!

(3) Avoid drinking cold tea. Oolong tea is cold after the cold, which is bad for the stomach and may cause colds; the tannic acid in the tea leaves of oolong tea can combine with iron to form an insoluble final compound. Cold tea enters the body, so that the body does not get enough iron source, exacerbating the risk of suffering Patients with anemia are getting worse!

(4) Avoid drinking tea during special physiological periods. Tea has the function of decomposing fat, and those who are malnourished, drinking tea to decompose fat will make nutrition even worse. Tea contains a lot of tea polyphenols, caffeine, etc., which has many unfavorable factors for the growth of the fetus in the mother's abdomen, in order to make the fetus's intelligence develop normally! Drinking strong tea during lactation, too much caffeine will enter the milk, and the child sucks milk Later, excitement will occur indirectly, easily causing less sleep and more crying.

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