It is not a drink for every moment!
We love oolong tea, but we have to be rational and practical as well. There are times when drinking oolong tea can do more harm to your body than good. On the journey of losing some pounds, you could pick up some kidney stones if you are not too careful. It is a drink with many benefits, but your body will be beneficiary of these benefits only when you are drinking with decorum. The decorum that we are talking about here is devised keeping in mind the caffeine content of oolong tea. While it is true that the percentage of caffeine content in oolong tea hovers between black and green tea, the tea is enriched with some other flavonoids as well. The overall balance of ingredients in oolong tea is too delicate, and so is the human body! Just because antioxidants are good, you can’t overload your body with them! The upshot of all this? Don’t eat too many candies even though they taste nice, you will end up with diabetes! God, we hope that analogy made sense!
Should you drink oolong tea before going to bed?
Enough beating about the bush! You shouldn’t and cannot drink oolong tea before going to bed. Come to think of it, we are banning you from touching a cup of this drink after 8 PM. Why do we sound so vehement about the idea of drinking oolong tea at night? We explain in the following lines of this discussion.
Pray to remind us, what is the idea behind sleeping? Oh, you are startled by perhaps the stupidity of this question. But if you are drinking something that can interfere with your sleep patterns, we thought it best to remind you of the actual reason for sleeping. Yes, that is right! Oolong tea contains enough caffeine content to wreck your sleep cycle, it can keep you up at night for no reason whatsoever. We pity those who are not reading these lines but are sipping a generous amount of this tea at night. They will never know what’s keeping them awake! Anyhow, you are the lucky one, so continue reading this discussion, for we have plenty more to share in the sections to come.
What time of day is perfect for drinking oolong tea?
We missed one point in the previous section (sorry we had some last night ourselves) about L-theanine. Some advocates of drinking oolong tea at night claim that L-theanine can help offset the caffeine that is found in oolong tea. However, you should know that the percentage of this amino acid is nowhere enough to calm you down and make you go back to sleep. Hope that helped shattered the myth!
So, a question does arise here. Which time in a day is perfect for drinking oolong tea? We would advise you to drink oolong tea at least thirty minutes after a meal. There is always a reason and logic for whatever we are telling you in this discussion! The rationale here is that after thirty minutes, the proteins and other macromolecules are well assimilated into your system. So, there will be no hindrances posed by the tannin component of oolong tea to this uptake. Also, doesn’t it sound lovely to wash down your greasy intestines with something as classy as oolong tea
The night is not the only time to say no to a cup of oolong tea!
DO NOT DRINK IT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. Capital letters don’t put enough stress in our words! You see, drinking it on an empty stomach will only lead to stomach acidity. This is because a buffer environment doesn’t exist when you have not eaten. Also, oolong tea is a big no-no for pregnant women. This is primarily because of the excessive level of caffeine that is found in the leaves of this tea. If you were not aware of it already, please note that caffeine is not considered to be healthy for unborn babies. So please make a note of these things and never forget them!
Jazz up things a little bit!
How are you planning to drink your oolong tea? We know the obvious method of drinking oolong tea is by plain boiling it. All you have to do is throw some leaves of oolong tea into a cup of water. Ah, but there is a trick here! You will have to boil the water first, and then chuck the oolong tea leaves in it. Once you have done that, let things steep for five minutes and then strain before you drink the tea. That is the simplest and the purest form in which the oolong tea can be enjoyed.
However, there are variations that you are going to love, we dare say! Now, how about adding a dash of lemon juice to this tea? Lemon juice itself has a pretty esteemed profile in the world of fat loss, its combination with oolong tea achieves two objectives. One, it adds a lot of flavor to your otherwise plain oolong teacup. Second, it is supposed to further accelerate the process of fat loss. Another way in which oolong tea can be enjoyed is by drinking it together with green tea. Green tea still rules the hearts of millions all across the world, its weight loss properties are remarkable and certainly no less than oolong tea. Imagine the combination and its effect on your body! Some people also like to drink oolong tea in combination with cinnamon. But we are not sure if that’s your cup of tea or not!
Well, folks that would be all from this discussion. We hope that you learned something new about the decorum that must be followed while drinking oolong tea. Please note that if you don’t toe the line, the consequences can be fatal. With that dire warning, we bid you farewell from this discussion. Hope you enjoy every cup of oolong tea that you may have ever!