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wu-long (oolong) tea?

does anyone know anything about this tea? just wondering if it's something real or the next fad, does it really work? is it just another diuretic or will it help long term weight loss?

Tue. Apr 17, 4:39pm

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I drink Oolong tea made by Numi. I get it at whole foods, costs about $5 for the box, and it is delicious. The "premium Wu long" tea google ads are probably bogus. But green tea and tea in general is very good for you.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 4:53 PM

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lol...oolong was just in the paper as a crossword answer. I couldn't figure out for the life of me what it was! :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 5:15 PM

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how many cups should one drink in a day?

Friday, April 20, 2007, 10:31 AM

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Oolong tea has been around "forever". Green tea is not fermented before steaming and drying, and remains green in color - it's high in a variety of anti-oxidants, esp. catechins and polyphenols. Black tea is fermented (not like wine - allowed to wilt and oxidize) before drying and has less catechins, but still lots of polyphenols. Oolong is fermented, but not as long as black tea, and is intermediate in flavor, color and antioxidants. Most Chinese restaurant tea is oolong. There are some super pricy oolongs that come from Taiwan, most of which never make it out of that country.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007, 12:26 PM

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12:26 again
Tea of any kind isn't a miracle weight loss drug. True teas* of all kinds are somewhat diuretic. All true teas are pretty darn healthy.

*True tea = a tea from the plant Camellia sinensis, including white, green, oolong and black teas of various kinds. Doesn't include herb tea.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007, 12:32 PM

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Wu-long Tea

I will be getting the tea on the 17th and I have a feeling that it is going to work. Why because Oprah has taking it before and for her to be who she is why would she lie.

Sunday, June 10, 2007, 5:38 PM

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I googled it and it said that oolong tea helps you lose weight

Thursday, November 08, 2007, 9:29 AM

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Oolong tea is also suppose to help with allergies.

Thursday, November 08, 2007, 11:28 AM

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I have been drinking oolong tea, and I think it is helping with my appitite. I was suprised that I didn't just diurese (pee my brains out). But I find it satisfying. Interesting about the allergy thing. Mine have greatly improved, but I thought it was just the frost in the air decreasing the allergens.
I think oolong is worth a try

Thursday, November 08, 2007, 12:26 PM

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how's the caffeine content? i'm afraid of being up all night.

Thursday, November 08, 2007, 2:14 PM

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I have been reading lately that there are two teas out there and sorry but I can't remember the second but Oolong was one of them, that help with weight loss. It seems you have to drink a lot of it, like 5 cups a day.
I bought both and haven't tried either for long enough to tell any change.
I think it was metabolism that it is supposed to help with.

Thursday, November 08, 2007, 9:48 PM

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Coming from a Chinese person...

Oolong tea is not some weight loss miracle so please don't think it's so. Tea is in general good for your health and drinking it when you feel hungry helps curb your appetite.....as does drinking water. Oolong itself is not high in caffeine, although there are other teas that are. I love it (grew up drinking it) and find it relaxing to have a cup of tea. Plus it takes my mind of munching =)

Friday, November 09, 2007, 10:52 AM

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 1:21 AM

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green tea

Green tea is a miracle. I don't know about oolong, but there is a compound in green tea that causes fat to burn. Some people have okay metabolisms but are living in a "fat suit". Green tea helps bridge the gap between your active body and inactive fat stores....

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 12:18 PM

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Oolong tea

I bought wuyi oolong tea of 100 tea bags for <$6. Can't beat that

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 10:25 PM

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