Oolong tea has long been widely used in the F&B industry thanks to its distinctive delicious flavor. Enjoying drinks made from this type of tea has been a long tradition, but have you known all of its health benefits?
In which other fields is Oolong also used? Let’s find out more details in the following article with Win Flavor!
Compilation of the benefits of oolong tea flavor
1. Overview of Oolong Tea Flavor
1.1. Exquisite Taste from Fine Tea Varieties
Oolong tea is one of the six types of tea made from the leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis plant. Other popular teas produced from this raw material include green tea and black tea. Unlike these two types, Oolong tea is made from more mature buds (up to the 3rd or 4th leaf) and undergoes partial oxidation during the production process.
In addition to its nutritional value, the flavor of Oolong tea, and its potential for weight loss, are aspects that many consumers are interested in. In terms of weight management, this type of tea helps burn excess fat in the body and allows users to control their weight. However, it is important to use pure tea without additives and supplementary ingredients for optimal results.
Oolong tea possesses a diverse range of flavors, which can be fruity, delicately floral, or have a rich, ripe fruit aroma. It is characterized by a slight, pleasant bitterness followed by a lingering sweetness on the palate.
Oolong tea is one of the six types of tea made from the leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis plant.
1.2. Significant Health Benefits
In addition to its delightful taste, this type of tea is favored by many due to its significant health benefits for consumers:
- Effective Weight Management:
Oolong tea contains abundant iron, calcium, and other components that aid in the breakdown of accumulated fat (subcutaneous fat) and accelerate thermogenesis. In particular, Thiết Quan tea is the highest-grade Oolong tea for weight loss, effectively reducing abdominal fat.
- Skin and Hair Care:
Oolong tea promotes elastic, radiant, and smooth skin, slowing down premature aging and enhancing the brightness and smoothness of the complexion. Furthermore, it contributes to soft and lustrous hair, reduces breakage, and stimulates hair growth.
- Stress Reduction and Alertness:
Apart from its weight loss properties, Oolong tea also contains caffeine, a substance that stimulates brain activity, helping to increase alertness, alleviate fatigue, and reduce stress.
- Cancer Prevention:
The EGCG component in Oolong tea aids in the treatment of breast, bladder, lung, liver, esophageal, pancreatic, and gastric cancers. This might be the most compelling answer to the question of the potential effects of Oolong tea.
- Blood Sugar Regulation:
- Helps protect the digestive system.
- Dental Caries Prevention:
The acids in Oolong tea can help eliminate bacteria causing bad breath and maintain a cleaner oral cavity.
- Metabolism Boost:
This type of tea supports metabolic processes, facilitating the burning of fats and regulating the conversion of substances within the body. Moreover, the polyphenols present in Oolong tea reduce appetite, resulting in reduced food intake and easier adjustment to an appropriate diet.
Oolong tea is also preferred by many due to its significant health benefits.
2. The Effects of Oolong Tea Flavor
The flavor of oolong tea is widely applied in many fields due to its distinctive taste and excellent benefits. Numerous F&B products incorporate oolong tea flavor to produce food and beverages.
Prominent bottled beverage brands such as Suntory Pepsico, C2, Zero Green Tea, Lipton, etc., introduce high-quality tea products for health-conscious consumers, which are well-received. Particularly, with its rich and aromatic aroma, this flavor is often combined with creamy milk and indulgent cream to create the beloved “milk tea” beverage. Oolong milk tea has long become a “best seller” in the menus of famous coffee chains like The Coffee House, Katinat, AHA Cafe, and more.
In addition to its excellent health benefits for consumers, oolong tea flavor is also used in pharmaceuticals. Besides the various types of tea bags that help mitigate cardiovascular diseases and blood pressure, this flavor is incorporated into certain functional food products. The cosmetics industry also utilizes the effects of oolong tea on the skin to produce items such as face masks, moisturizers, and hydrating essences.
Oolong tea essential oil is favored by some individuals as it helps reduce tension and promote relaxation. The fragrance of oolong tea oil is not only used in office spaces but also employed to alleviate unpleasant odors in cars.
Oolong milk tea has long become a best-selling drink on the menus of coffee chains.
3. Finding Authentic Oolong Tea Flavor
Many people wonder about the price of oolong tea as the current market offers a wide range of brands and stores selling this product. The price of oolong tea depends on several main factors, such as whether it is made from tea buds or leaves (bud tea is highly valued and thus more expensive), the tea variety (special tea varieties are pricier or require more care), and the processing methods (organic tea has a higher price).
Other factors like tea age, growing conditions, and preservation methods can also influence the price of tea. Tea plants cultivated in suitable soil conditions will yield oolong tea with a robust flavor and enticing aroma.
Compared to green tea, oolong tea is more expensive due to its longer growth period (around 45-50 days). Additionally, the steps of seedling cultivation, tea picking, and processing are more intricate and require more labor, resulting in higher production costs. Producing a batch of high-quality tea takes about 72 hours to retain the strong aroma and appealing taste.
The price of oolong tea depends on several main factors
Oolong tea from Taiwan currently has a price of approximately 1,000,000 VND/kg on the market. Some cheaper varieties priced around 200,000 VND/kg may not have high quality as they are not made from fresh natural tea buds. Furthermore, you can refer to the prices of tea from domestic brands as follows:
- Price range of 160,000 – 300,000 VND/kg: Vacuum-sealed packaged bud tea, suitable for raw materials in making bubble tea and other tea-related beverages.
- Price range of 480,000 – 800,000 VND/kg: Tea produced from fresh Vietnamese tea buds, such as Tu Quy, Thuy Ngoc, Kim Tuyen tea varieties.
- Price range of 1,000,000 – 1,400,000 VND/kg: Pure oolong bud tea.
The current price of Taiwanese oolong tea on the market is around 1,000,000 VND/kg
In addition, to save preparation time, you can also purchase high-quality oolong tea products from reputable sources, which offer 100% naturally fragrant and chemical-free teas. Win Flavor’s Olong Tea Flavor product is made from 100% naturally extracted fresh tea leaves.
With a diverse and well-rounded flavor profile that retains the characteristic aroma of oolong tea, our product is sure to satisfy you. Its notable feature is its natural taste with good heat resistance. Therefore, Win Flavor’s oolong tea flavor is easily applicable for the production of F&B products.
Our flavor formulation recipes are researched by top experts to maximize the advantages of natural flavors. Furthermore, all our products have quality certification and origin certification from France, Belgium, the United States, South Korea, and more. If your business aims to develop products from oolong tea.
WIN Flavoris ready to accompany you in the R&D process to introduce the highest quality products to the market.
WIN Flavor is ready to accompany you in the R&D process to introduce the highest quality products to the market.
Oolong tea has gained popularity among consumers due to its excellent health benefits. With the trend of consuming organic products for better health, F&B businesses should develop products using extracts from this tea to meet market demands. If you have the desire to develop products from oolong tea, contact WIN Flavor today for prompt consultation.
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