Written by Chanel M. contributed by Kyle J. Norton, All right reserve
Wuyi Cliff Oolong tea, the best of Oolong and one of 3 ingredients of Tava Tea, is a species of Camellia sinensis belonging to the family Theaceae, native the Wuyi Mountain area. Its leaves and leaf buds has been used as tea in Chinese culture and many places in the world, including Wuyi Rock Tea, Tie Guan Yin tea, Taiwan tea and Oolong tea, Iron Goddess of Mercy and other products in Fujian, etc.. Oolong can be bought as green or black tea but it is best known as a black tea in the process of withering under the strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting.
Side Effects of Oolong tea
Although Oolong tea has many protective effect, it can cause serious symptoms for patients with hypoalbuminemia, if it is taken in great amounts, according to the study of "Hypokalemia with syncope caused by habitual drinking of oolong tea" by Aizaki T, Osaka M, Hara H, Kurokawa S, Matsuyama K, Aoyama N, Soma K, Ohwada T, Izumi T.[1a] as caffeine is apt to induce hypokalemia.
2. Hypokalemia with syncope
A 61-year-old woman developed hypokalemia, atrioventricular block and ventricular tachycardia with syncope after habitual drinking 2 to 3 liters of oolong tea per day, according to the study of "Hypokalemia with syncope caused by habitual drinking of oolong tea" by Aizaki T, Osaka M, Hara H, Kurokawa S, Matsuyama K, Aoyama N, Soma K, Ohwada T, Izumi T.[1b], researcherssuggested that great quantities of oolong tea, one of the so-called "healthy" drinks, result in serious symptoms for patients with hypoalbuminemia.
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