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Green Tea vs Oolong Tea - Part 7 - Final Comparison

Updated on February 25, 2014

<< Part 6 - How Much Should I Take and When? <<

Now it’s time to find out which tea is more superior.

Is green tea more popular for a reason or is that just because of fancy advertising?

Is the less common oolong tea a better tea or should it stay in the shadow of green tea?

Let’s break down the comparison of both teas, based on my research.

Flavor

I know this isn’t a huge factor, especially whenever you’re consuming the tea for weight loss or popping the extract pills, but I’d like to mention it anyway.

If you are drinking the tea, you probably won’t stick with it if it doesn’t taste good.

Based on flavor alone, I’d have to give this one to oolong tea.

Because of how oolong tea is processed it really brings out a variety of different aromas and flavors.

Green tea can taste alright but it has too much of a “grassy” or vegetal taste for me.

I do realize that everyone’s tastes are different.

If you honestly have tried both teas and think green tea tastes better than oolong tea, then tell me in a comment below.

Sources

What good is a tea product if you can’t buy it?

I’m sure you can already tell which tea is going to win this category.

Green tea products are everywhere!

I’ve even seen green tea moisturizer and ice cream...

Green tea wins this category because it’s more readily available and in different methods for consumption.

It’s a bit more difficult to find an oolong tea extract pill.

If you don’t feel like brewing and drinking tea, you’ll want to have a pill option available so that you can still supplement with it.

Weight Loss Benefits

This is what you’re really here for, right? This category should matter more than the others and will serve as a tie breaker.

Both green tea and oolong tea have been shown, through scientific research, to help people burn more calories and fat. This of course could result in quicker weight loss, reduced waist lines and so on.

But which tea is more efficient for weight loss?

The results from studies done on green tea have been promising. Drinking just a cup of green tea a day could cause you to burn more calories and fat.

But in some of the other studies they gave the participants very high amounts of green tea. They still had great results but I don’t think the average person will consume enough green tea in a day to replicate those results.

Oolong tea actually outperformed green tea in one study. Oolong tea was more efficient at causing your body to burn extra calories than green tea. What’s even better is that the oolong tea they used for that particular study had less caffeine than the green tea that they used. As you’ve already read, there can be symptoms that will arise from high caffeine consumption.

The oolong tea studies also used amounts of tea that are more realistic for the average tea drinker.

I’m going to have to give this category to oolong tea. They’re both beneficial teas for weight loss it’s just that oolong tea seems to do a better job, with less caffeine and smaller doses needed.

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Side Effects

Both teas will cause some side effects to arise if you consume too much of them daily.

Excess caffeine consumption is to blame for most of the side effects. Since both teas contain caffeine I can’t really rank one over the other.

The amount of caffeine in a tea fluctuates so much that it’s hard to say that all green (or oolong) tea has the same amount of caffeine.

It all depends on the plant and how you prepared the tea.

Flavonoids also can cause some issues, but once again both teas contain them so I can’t rank one over the other. This category will have to be a draw.

Just be sure not to overdo it with your tea consumption, even if you’re taking pills instead of drinking it. And remember, as I said before, it’s better to consume your tea before your workouts.

So overall I’d have to say that oolong tea is a better bet if you’re going to supplement with tea for weight loss.

Both green tea and oolong tea have great benefits outside of weight loss too, so you don’t have to trust my judgment.

You will see benefits from consuming either tea, but if you were to compare both teas, like I just did, you’ll see that oolong tea is your best bet.

What Do YOU Think - Which Tea Do You Think is Better?

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your intereting hub and for taking so much care to find out about these research and their results.

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      Ben Guinter 7 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      You're welcome Hello, hello,

      That's what I'm here for!

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      nikkynik 6 years ago

      so what about white tea????

      All i want to know, scientifically, wich one has the best health benefits?

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      Ben Guinter 6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Sorry nikkynik, I only researched green tea (because it's so popular) and oolong tea (because it has been shown to be better for fat loss).

      If you read the rest of the articles in this series you can see scientific proof that both green tea and oolong tea have great health benefits. Oolong tea even out performs green tea, in terms of weight loss, in one study.

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      wmseo 5 years ago from Canada

      Green Tea and Oolong are my favorite!

      i drink it during the day. it helps to be in good form and mood :)

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      It can help put you in a better mood, wmseo!

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      PattiG 5 years ago

      What a great article. I bought some oolong tea at a discount store and came to read about it's benefits. Your article was amazing and very helpful. I agree Oolong tastes way better.. MY first choice now! Thank you for taking the time to explain everything so thoroughly.

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      Ben Guinter 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      My pleasure, PattiG! I'm glad your a fan of it; I hope you're a fan of the future benefits too... thanks for reading!

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      Eileen Goodall 5 years ago from Buckinghamshire, England

      Great Hub, I do occasionally drink green tea and after reading some of the articles on HubPages I will be drinking more to see what effects it has. I haven't tried Oolong and the peach version sounds lovely as I adore fruit teas, will let you know what I think if I can source it locally. Voted up and thanks for all your hard work.

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      Diana 4 years ago

      I appreciate your research about this, I will definitely be drinking more oolong tea for weight loss

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