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How Rose Oolong Tea can Improve your Health

Combinations are great: cheese on a sandwich, peanut butter with jelly, bacon and eggs, or even pineapple on a pizza. Okay, maybe not the last one. But hear me out, what about beverages? Have you tried any unique beverages lately? Let me suggest one right here- Rose Oolong tea

What is Oolong Tea?

Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. Just like green tea or black tea, oolong tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The main difference is the method of processing. Oolong tea is partially oxidized: less than black tea but more than green tea. This partial oxidation is the reason for oolong tea’s characteristic taste and colour. Due to the partial oxidisation, oolong tea has the best of both worlds.

Now that you know about oolong tea, let’s dive deeper into the health benefits it offers.

Oolong Tea Leaves

Teapot with printed art filled with Oolong tea leaves
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Oolong Tea May Help in Managing your Weight

A natural way to incorporate healthy measures into your diet is to consume tea. Of course, a balanced diet and regular exercise are a must. A lot of studies suggest that tea can play a crucial role in managing body weight. 

Oolong tea is a traditional semi-oxidized Chinese tea. It is different when it comes to taste and aroma, but the benefits are pretty similar to regular tea.

In a study done on 12 men, it was found that compared to water, those who drank tea had more energy in general. The energy expenditure of the men who were given full-strength tea was increased by 2.9%.

May Reduce the Risk of Cancer

One of the most deadly diseases on the face of the earth, cancer has no guaranteed way to be cured. It can only be prevented through a healthy lifestyle, and treatment is also very risky with very low chances of survival. 

The consumption of most types of teas provides properties that drastically affect our lives. Oolong tea has chemopreventive properties that may help keep this disease at bay.

In a study done on black tea extracts, oolong tea exhibited anti-mutagenic, anti-proliferative, and anti-neoplastic activities. These activities indicate the potential for the prevention of cancer in humans as well.

Oolong Tea May Prevent Heart Disease

Heart diseases are very common these days. People who are overweight have a higher risk of heart failure. The New Delhi Birth Cohort has revealed in a PubMed research, that “The annual number of deaths from CVD (cardiovascular disease) in India is projected to rise from 2.26 million (1990) to 4.77 million (2020)”.

A study done on 12 men reported that consumption of tea helped them exhibit increasing energy expenditure and fat oxidation. More energy expenditure means less accumulation of lipid, which can decrease the incidence of heart disease.

In another study, researchers revealed that 600 out of 1507 subjects, who were regular tea drinkers, had a 46% decreased risk of developing hypertension.  

Oolong Tea Acts as an Antioxidant

Oxidative stress is a serious problem that can pave the way for chronic diseases like heart conditions. It is caused by the damage done by free radicals in our bodies. Antioxidants are compounds that reduce or prevent the chance of oxidative stress and hence they are extremely important for us.

Studies reveal that oolong tea shows antioxidant activity between 233 and 532 µmol/g, which is pretty significant. The researchers noticed a modest increase in human plasma antioxidant capacity upon oolong tea consumption.

The compounds responsible for this are Theasinensins,  A–E/alpha-tocopherol, and Theasinensins A–E. They decrease lipid peroxidation, which is a good thing against free radical damage.

Oolong Tea is Anti-Inflammatory 

Inflammation is a process that starts in our bodies once an injury takes place.

It can lead to heat, pain, redness, swelling as our body tries to protect itself. But long-term inflammation, lasting for prolonged periods of several months to years, is a bad thing.

Research suggests that ethanol extract of oolong tea shows pro-angiogenic activity mediating protective effects on inflammation. 

Oolong reduces plasma MCP-1, which is another indication of its anti-inflammatory properties. Other components such as flavonoids such as cate-chins, theaflavins, and theasinensins also contribute to its anti-inflammatory nature.

Oolong Tea is also Anti-Diabetic

Diabetes can be very difficult to live with. There is no way to cure it, therefore preventing it is our only option. One way to do this is by incorporating tea into our diets.

Oolong tea may help reduce the risk of diabetes. In a study done on diabetic rats, Oolong tea reduced plasma glucose from 229 to 162.2 mg/dL. Theasinensins play a major role in the anti-diabetic property of Oolong tea. Theasinensins A has shown antihyperglycemic responses in diabetic mice.

So, What about Rose Petals?

Pink Rose Petals and a bottle of Rose Oil Placed on a wooden coaster with white background.
Rose Petals and Essential Oil
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Undoubtedly the most famous symbol of love, rose petals provide so much more than just appreciation for love. 

Rose Petals help Smoothen the Respiratory System.

Roses have cultural and medicinal significance. All roses are edible, and therefore you can make an aromatic herbal beverage by using them. They may help smoothen your respiratory system from the inside. 

In a lab test, the researchers found that ethanolic and aqueous extracts of the rose plant significantly reduced the number of coughs induced by citric acid in guinea pigs. The aqueous, ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions of the Damask rose also had a relaxant effect on the tracheal smooth muscle of guinea pigs. 

Rose may help Reduce Stress.

Today, almost every one of us experiences stressful situations. It’s hard to cope with it, and we should take care of our loved ones if they ever feel stressed out. A simple, homemade, and natural way of handling stress is to consume some freshly brewed Rose Tea.

People have used roses for their therapeutic properties for a long time. Rose oil may help in reducing nervous stress and tension. 

In a study conducted on male mice under chronic stress, researchers aimed to investigate the neuropsychological effects of a water-soluble extract of French rose. The results indicated that french rose extract exerted an anti-stress effect on the mice subjected to chronic stress. 

Rose Helps the Central Nervous System.

The central nervous system (CNS) controls most functions of your body and mind. It has three broad functions: sensory input, information processing, and motor output. The CNS is literally the backbone of your health. Pun intended.

Apart from the antidepressant and antianxiety effects, the ethanolic extract of the flowering tops of Damask rose has other properties as well. Rose possesses a potent hypnotic activity on the central nervous system in mice. The scientists observed that the sleeping times of the mice increased. This extract also shows anticonvulsant and analgesic effects and promotes nerve growth in mice.

Rose is Anti-Diabetic.

People suffering from diabetes have it tough. The only way to combat diabetes is to either prevent it or modify our lifestyle to deal with the damage caused. Rose may help here. Research suggests that Damask rose exerts an anti-diabetic effect on our body.

In a study, researchers orally administered some amount of methanol extract of Damask rose in normal and diabetic rats. As a result, significantly decreased blood glucose after maltose loading was observed.

Also, Damask rose was identified as a potent inhibitor of the α-glucosidase enzyme, which can reduce the postprandial glucose level in the blood. The polyphenols present in rose tea may help in the prevention of type-2 diabetes.

Rose is also Anti-Ageing.

We often see rosewater as a prominent component in most beauty products. This is mainly due to the anti-ageing properties. Rose is rich in antioxidants. These are the compounds that protect our cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Free radicals cause damage on a cellular level, which might result in oxidative stress, which can cause premature ageing issues. Research suggests that the anti-ageing properties of rose-flower extract might be due to its antioxidant activity. 

Rose can Alleviate Menstrual Cramps.

Almost 50% of women suffer from menstrual pains. Some of them even experience headaches, diarrhoea, fatigue, and vomiting during their menstruation period. Rose tea has been used in Chinese medicine as a traditional remedy for menstrual pains.

In a Taiwanese study, researchers gave 2 cups of rose tea to 130 teenagers daily for 12 days. They did this for a duration of 6 menstrual cycles. Compared to the control group, those given the tea reported less menstrual pain and a better mental health condition.

A Lovely and Unique Drink

Rose Oolong is the beverage that will be a part of your healthy lifestyle. Not only that, but it will prevent all these lifestyle disorders that we saw above. This beautiful combination of rose petals and oolong tea leaves will improve your mood and make your life even better.

So order your pack now and start living healthy without compromising on taste. You can buy in bulk as well- click here to buy a pack of 30 teabags. If you are a fan of oolong tea, make sure you also try High Mountain Darjeeling Oolong Tea. If you like to stick with black tea, try Earl Grey. And remember, wear your masks, stay home, and stay safe!

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Cheap is Not Always Better. Try Some Fine Teas.

Cheap

How about buying a replica of your favourite brand? Sounds a bit unacceptable, right! Quality and quantity are two aspects that are relatively proportional to the product’s cost. A cheap product may help you keep your wallet heavy but it may impact your experience. When you buy a cheap or fake product, whether you will derive the same contentment had you purchased the expensive, genuine one, is debatable! However, you cannot make every purchase at a low price with the thought that this practice will be beneficial. Finally, in the everlasting debate of quality and quantity, the former prevails usually. Anything that does not assure quality may neither last long nor be beneficial. So, when it comes to a product of consumption, select the one that promises satisfaction as well as goodness.

 

“All that glitters is not gold.”

 

Explore quali-tea

When we consider leading a healthy and fulfilling life – food naturally seeps in. And, when we talk about food, how can we leave tea behind? Globally, there are 25,000 cups of tea being  consumed every second, making it 2.16 billion cups per day! In other words, a large part of the global population begins their day with tea and ends it with tea too. Now, if tea is such an essential part of their life, shouldn’t they give a thought to its quality too?

Ono Teas believes that buying uber-expensive tea for regular consumption is unnecessary. As a customer, it could be quite easy for you to dive into a pool of tea deals and bargains. However, the challenge is to come out with the one that’s excellent with regards to both health and taste. When it comes to handpicked tea leaves and quality herbs, avoid buying the cheap variants available in the market. Period. This is so because tea comes with a lineage unlike any other beverage. It has been nothing less than a reputed commodity since centuries. It is a bounty of health; the elixir of life. Having covered an enormous journey in time, tea certainly commands respect!

 

Ono Teas: Hallmark of authen-tea-city

Buying cheap products might work a few times in your favour. However, it may not lead you to make an everlasting relationship with the brand and its products. Ono Teas respects its patrons’ taste, expectation and demand. We are also committed to maintaining the tea heritage. There are several teas in the market, enticing the pockets. Only a few of them actually stand up to customers’ expectations. Cheap doesn’t figure in our dictionary. With Ono Teas, you can discover a whole new world of teas, ranging from the exotic ones of faraway lands to the relatively unknown ones of the tropics. We offer a complete assortment of reasonably-priced, exquisite teas, best suited for every mood and palate. We have differentiated our brews through three lines of products.

 

Lifestyle:

This product line resonates with the customers’ aspirations and ostentatious temperament. It intersects their lifestyle and positions itself as a proactive measure to contain lifestyle diseases, such as insomnia, stress, menstruation issues, fatty liver, etc. Thus, the positioning is not as a replacement for any medication but as a precautionary supplement. It is certainly a package of health, vitality, and rejuvenation. This category encompasses a range of teas, such as Skin Glow Herbal, Hibiscus tea, Classic Green tea, and Tulsi Lemongrass tea, among others.

 

Solitude:

The products within this category are excellent for a fruitful ‘me-time’. In other words, this product line is the customer’s companion in their solitary moments. The teas in this product line aim to amplify the customer’s experiences and/or interests, such as music, movies, reading, and so on. You will find Hojicha, Gunpowder tea and Darjeeling Second Flush in this category.

 

Conversations:

This category taps the social temperament of the customer. Accordingly, this product line is the companion for a tête-à-tête and one that smoothens the expression of thoughts and emotions. It includes teas that one could share with their loved ones upon meeting them. This category comprises Whiskey tea, Kashmiri Kahwa, Peppermint tea, and 3 Paan tea, among others.

 

Bid adieu to cheap. Dive into some of our fine teas

Peppermint tea

This tea is a beautiful combination of spearmint, peppermint, regular mint and Calendula flower petals, offering you an ideal herbal minty experience. It’s fresh and flavourful, and an excellent accompaniment to friendly conversations and light snacks. This tea cleanses your body, improves long-term memory, promotes oral health, boosts energy and reduces allergy.

 

Skin Glow Herbal tea

This tea is an herbal tisane that offers you a unique recipe of health, vitality, and optimism. We have crafted it carefully to keep the body in perfect balance. It is a combination of turmeric, ginger root and lemongrass, steeped deep in Ayurveda. This tea is healthy and helps alleviate stress. It’s a caffeine-free lifestyle choice towards rejuvenation and well-being.

 

Hibiscus tea

We process this ‘all red’ herbal tisane with handpicked Hibiscus petals in small batches to offer you a delicious citrus treat. With every sip, you can ensure you are moving to a healthy you, a relaxed you. We recommend this exotic, soothing caffeine-free herbal tea for detox. Additionally, it helps decrease blood pressure, cholesterol and lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

 

Herbal teas

These teas come with immense medicinal values. They help slaying cholesterol, soothing your digestive system and leave you with healthy skin and gut. The antioxidants within the teas keep you hydrated. Grab a cup of herbal tea if you want to lose some weight, improve oral health and increase brain function.

 

Turmeric herbal tea and Tulsi lemongrass tea

Our Turmeric Herbal tea and Tulsi Lemongrass tea have significant amounts of antioxidants. They are antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and are excellent for your gut and bowel cleansing.

 

Pure chamomile tea

If you want to step up your post-retirement life towards a more stress-free and meditative zone, you can use Pure Chamomile tea. Unlike many other tea types, this tea is one of the best natural sleeping aids. It acts as a mild tranquilizer, and hence helps to reduce stress. It calms your highly active and tensed brain functions, thereby bringing you peace.

 

English Breakfast

One of the most popular blended teas among the British, this is a classic breakfast time tea. If a flavourful black tea with milk appeals to you in the morning, reach for our English Breakfast. This tea is perfect to help kick start your day or give you a mid-day boost if you so require.

 

Earl Grey tea

Another tea type known to benefit your health considerably is the Earl Grey tea. It is a classic black tea infused with Bergamot Oil that was a favourite among eighteenth-century British aristocrats. We present a version of this tea that is a unique combination of the fragrant cold-pressed oil from the rinds of Italian Bergamot oranges and Assam Black Tea. This tea reduces anxiety and relieves stress. We hand process this tea using traditional methods to give you an unforgettable taste.

 

Whiskey tea

Our non–alcoholic beverage tastes like none other. It smells and tastes like whiskey but is devoid of alcohol. You can brew it hot or cold to enjoy a fantastic aroma and taste of whiskey. Like tea, whiskey is a beverage that calls on years of tradition, patience, sophistication, and skill. The two make a particularly good match by complementing each other through shared notes of smoke and malt.

 

Kashmiri Kahwa

Our version of this tea is a delectable blend of high-altitude Kashmiri Green tea leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger root, and saffron. It gives a taste of royalty in the first sip and an experience of tranquility for long. Pick it up as your daily morning ritual and start your day right, on a stress-free note.

 

Teen Paan tea

This tea comes with the flavour of an ever-popular after-food mouth freshener. Our Teen Paan tea soothes the stomach and manages indigestion with its super-duper cooling effect. No need to run down to the local paan shop anymore, just brew a cup to enjoy the goodness.

 

To conclude

Nature offers a treasure trove of herbs that serve as the answer to every health-related concern. What if we could blend these herbs? Tulsi, Chamomile and many other herbs that help to manage lifestyle disorders could easily be part of our routine, in the form of tea. Ono Teas quotes a new phrase for staying fit, “Sip tea a day, keep doctor away.” We believe that a regular intake of herbs could enhance the immune system and pave the way to lifelong well-being.

Cheap may be a good market strategy for brands to attract costumers, but opting for quality is smart play. Getting customers hoodwinked with low price tags is actually a foolish idea. On the other hand, quality always assures customers that every penny counts. The market is flooded with cheap tea brands, but a genuine brand will always live up to all the advantages. Quality is the soul of Ono Teas. To us, purchasing fine tea is like investing in health and great taste. Fine teas uplift the drinker’s senses and offer a tasteful perspective of life. Our final word: Invest the most, worry the least.

 

 

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Ono Teas handcrafts full leaf teas suiting every moment you want to cherish, whether it is solitude or conversations with friends or just a leisurely health drink to counter lifestyle disorders. You can shop from our range of green teas, black teas, blends or tisanes based on the moment you want to celebrate.

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References/Additional Reading

Tea Consumption Second Only to Packaged Water