Oolong tea represents only 3% of the world’s tea, but its taste and benefits are worth discovering.
Just like green tea and black tea, oolong tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. So the main difference is in how the tea is processed.
All tea leaves contain certain enzymes, which produce a chemical reaction called oxidation. Oxidation is what turns the green tea leaves into a black color.
So green tea does not oxidize much whereas black tea is allowed to oxidize until it turns black.
Oolong tea is partially oxidized so it combines the qualities of dark and green teas, giving it several interesting health benefits for women who are trying to conceive.
For example, it may boost metabolism and your overall health and therefore increases your chances of getting pregnant.
Some of the main antioxidants in oolong tea, known as tea polyphenols, are theaflavins, flavonoids and EGCG. These are responsible for balancing your hormones levels and put you in the best condition to be fertile.