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Wu-Yi Tea

What is Wu-Yi Tea?

Wu-Yi Tea, sometimes Wu Long Tea, is a variety of Oolong Tea. Oolong Tea is tea from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, that has been allowed to partially oxidise before storage and shipping. Green tea is less oxidised and black tea is more oxidised in preparation, so Wi-Yu tea and Ooolong tea is somewhere in between green tea and black tea.

Wu-Yi Tea, is a variety of Oolong Tea. Oolong Tea is tea from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, that has been allowed to partially oxidise before storage and shipping. Green tea is less oxidised and black tea is more oxidised in preparation, so Wi-Yu tea and Ooolong tea is somewhere in between green tea and black tea. Wu-Yi and Wu-Long are also used as brand names for Oolong Tea.

Where is Wu-Yi Tea Grown?

Wu-Yi Tea gets its name from the fact that is is grown in the Wuyi Mountains of northern Fujian, which is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of China. It is actually Oolong tea from that region which gets the name Wu-Yi tea because of where is is grown.

Wi-Yu Tea and Weight Loss

Wi-Yu Tea is currently creating quite a stir and there are some wild speculations and some wild claims being made for Wi-Yu tea's efficacy in regards to weight loss. It should be remembered, before you spend your hard-earned money on a Wi-Yu Tea Weight Loss Plan, that ALL teas, including the ordinairy black tea you find in your tea-bag from your local super-market can be said to contribute to weight loss. The reason for this is that ALL tea contains caffeine which has the proven effect of speeding up the metabolism and causing more calories to be used up than would be otherwise. As Wu-Yi tea is fairly rich in caffeine then it would undoubtedly have this effect, but no more than most other green or black teas that you could buy. So why would you purchase Wi-Yu tea at highly inflated prices?

More on Wi-Yu Tea and Weight Loss

There is some scientific research, which is ongoing, that suggests that there are other factors and constituents of tea (all tea) that are at work and additionally contribute to weight loss, besides caffeine, and there is evidence just being discovered that Wi-Yu tea is more effective than green tea or black tea because it contains higher amounts of polyphenols which stimulate the breakdown of fat in the body. But, remember Wu-Yi Tea is just Oolong tea that happens to have been grown on the Wuyi Mountains of northern Fujian. So for the time being, you will save money and get just the same effect by purchasing a good oolong tea at a tenth of the price of Wi-Yu tea.

Where can I get Wu-Yi Tea?

Wu-Yi Tea, just like Oolong Tea can be found in most Chinese Supermarkets, in London, Soho, in Chinatown, again in Soho, London. Wi-Yu tea can also be purchased online. Try a search for Wi-Yu or Oolong Tea on Google for tea suppliers. Be wary though, you will be subjected to unlimited claims and promises from speculative weight loss websites that are more interested in helping you lose weight from your wallet than your body! My tip? Buy yourself a good selection of different Oolong Teas and try them out for flavour and taste - then incorporate the one you enjoy the most into your healthy, balanced excercise and calorie reduction regime.

Wu-Yi Tea

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