What is the Oprah tea everyone is talking about? Dr. Perricone said on an Oprah show that if you drink it instead of coffee, “it will guarantee you will lose 10 pounds in 6 weeks.” So why would a respected doctor make such claims about a tea?
The answer is simple. Oprah’s weight loss tea is Wulong / Oolong. Both names mean exactly the same thing. This tea comes from the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, China, one of the only places in the world that has the exact temperature, humidity, and topology to grow tea.
So what makes Wulong-Oolong so effective in helping you lose weight? It is rich in catechins. These are polyphenolic plant compounds that have antioxidant properties. They belong to the family of flavonoids that have been widely documented for their health benefits.
Researchers at Teikyo University School of Medicine found that the catechins in oolong tea helped reduce abdominal fat without influencing the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
Other scientific data include its ability to prevent the body from converting dietary fats into body fats. Researchers at Ehime School of Medicine reduced the body’s absorption of lipids and increased the rate of fat burning by giving subjects Oolong tea.
So how can you lose weight with Oprah tea? Drink a cup with every meal or have it in capsule format if you are not a fan of tea. Of course, you should combine drinking Wulong-Oolong with a healthy diet and moderate exercise for best results. If you eat a diet high in carbohydrates and fat while drinking the tea and not exercising, your weight will remain the same.