Our first time offering  herbal tea in convenient tea bags!! It is a featured product for the 2016 Healthiest You product launch! This particular tea has so many studies and benefits, I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

 

Oolong tea is made from the leaves of the same plant that we get black tea and green tea, Camellia sinensis. The difference is they way they are oxidized. To make black tea, the leaves of the camellia sinesis plant are completely oxidized, and crushed. Green tea is simply dried without oxidation to preserve its green color. And Oolong is right in between; oxidized without being crushed. The different processes actually affect the properties and health benefits of the end product.

Oolong tea has been found to decrease body fat and speed up metabolism while blocking fat building enzymes. It is the antioxidants that help boost the metabolism by 10% or more for up to two hours after drinking. These antioxidants help burn fat effectively and quickly. Naturally occurring caffeine works together with EGCG’s in the tea to rise fat oxidation. Polymerized polyphenols help to increase the body’s energy expenditure. Polyphenols block dietary fat absorption and cholesterol by over 50% when taken at least 3 times a day. It has been stated as reducing abdominal fat and LDL cholesterol safely without side effects.

In addition to helping the body keep off any pounds you shed, it boosts the immune system, helping to protect from chronic diseases and promotes general health.

 

Kerry Brock, Certified Herbalist and owner at Shawnee Moon, is a researcher of plants, an eater of herbs, a drinker of coffee and a formulator of remedies. She keeps busy trying out pinterest diy’s and often failing at cooking in her backwoods home in rural southeast Missouri with her fantastic husband, Davy, two dogs, an assortment of cats and a unbelievably supportive family near by.

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The information contained in this post is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure disease. It is simply for use in the maintenance and promotion of good health in cooperation with a licensed medical practitioner. Kerry Brock and Shawnee Moon are not licensed to treat or diagnose disease. Consult with your physician for diagnosis or treatment. By using this information you agree that the decisions regarding your health are your own responsibility and understand that Kerry Brock and Shawnee Moon are not liable for your health decisions.

Sources and continued reading:
Prescription for Nutritional Healing James & Phyllis Balch, Weiner’s Herbal Michael Weiner, The New Age Herbalist Richard Mabey The Way of Herbs Michael Tierra, The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine Daniel Mowery, Earl Mindell’s Herb Bible Earl Mindell, Victoria Fortner, The School of Natural Healing Dr. John Christopher, Back to Eden Jethro Kloss, The Complete Medicinal Herbal Penelope Ody, A Modern Herbal Mrs. M. Greieve, The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal David Hoffmann, The Green Pharmacy James A. Duke, Ph.D., 20,000 Secrets of Tea Victoria Zak, The Herb Book John Lust, Various informative websites containing herbal and health information, including Wikipedia.

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