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Fight Cancer with Oolong: the Living Testimonial of a Taiwan Tea Master

Fight Cancer with Oolong: the Living Testimonial of a Taiwan Tea Master

By Winston Yang of Oolong Inc. Green and oolong tea have long been believed to provide many health benefits, especially for weight loss, better hair and skin.  Recent studies have even linked tea to prevention of prostate cancer.  How exactly tea neutralizes cancer is still not completely understood. Nevertheless,  one cancer survivor from Taiwan is willing to live by its effectiveness.     Mr. Lin Yuyang is not only a cancer fighter, but also a pioneer of Taiwan’s tea industry.  For over a decade, Mr. Lin has been experimenting with earth friendly techniques to produce oolong tea.  When he was diagnosed...

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Hibiscus Plants

Hibiscus Plants

Hibiscus PlantsBy Kent Pinkerton Hibiscus, the fascinating flowering tropical plant, had its origin in Asia. It has spread to several parts of the world and is among the most popular garden plants. Hibiscus are also grown for landscaping and as hedges. Today, there are thousands of known varieties of the shrub. Many are hybrids. New types are still being discovered, bred and recorded. Sizes differ from less than 12 inches tall (Hibiscus trionum) to about 40 feet (Lagunaria patersonii). The life span of tropical hibiscus can be up to 50 years. In comparison, the hybrids have a shorter existence, approximately...

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Oolong Tea Facts - Health Benefits, Caffeine, and Varieties of Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea Facts - Health Benefits, Caffeine, and Varieties of Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea Facts - Health Benefits, Caffeine, and Varieties of Oolong TeaBy Alex Zorach Oolong tea, also spelled wulong or wu long, is a type of semi-oxidized tea, meaning that it is intermediate between black tea and green tea. This article summarizes some basic facts about oolong tea, including health information and an introduction to different varieties.Oolong tea originated in China, and is produced and consumed primarily in China and Taiwan. The production process for oolong involves allowing the leaves to begin to oxidize, as one would in the production of black tea. However, before the oxidation is completed, the...

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