Oolong tea may not be as well known as green or black tea, but it has similar health benefits. Recently it has become a favourite for weight loss. It has been claimed to have benefits for heart, brain, bone & dental health, improves sleep, lower blood pressure, boost your metabolism, protects your brain, decreases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes & protect against certain types of cancer. Oolong is a type of tea that presents unique challenges to tea drinkers, particularly for higher-end varieties. The taste can range from light & floral to very dark & smokey. It can also be one of the most expensive due to the work & skill involved in the making & often only 40 percent of the tea can be used, making it expensive & costly to produce.