Why ZenGolden Tea is Better than Green Tea for Intermittent Fasting

Why ZenGolden Tea is Better than Green Tea for Intermittent Fasting

Why ZenGolden Tea is Better than Green Tea for Intermittent Fasting

Why ZenGolden Fasting Tea is Better than Green Tea for Intermittent Fasting Part 1: Benefits and Production

Are you looking for something to give you an edge while intermittent fasting? Have you heard that certain teas could provide health benefits for more successful fasting?

You’re not alone.

Many practitioners of intermittent fasting have questions about the role of tea in there fasting experience and which tea is the right choice for them.

The first thing to know is that drinking true tea without sugar or other additives will not break your fast or interfere with your fasting goals.

The second thing to know is that some teas can actually help you burn fat, satiate hunger and increase the sensitivity of your taste buds while you fast.

Today, we’re going to compare ZenGolden Fasting tea with one of the most popular teas on the planet to determine which drink can enhance your fasting activities, aid in overall health goals and deliver flavor that supports your taste buds.

Oolong Tea Vs. Green Tea

ZenGolden Fasting Tea is a made of a special blend of natural golden Formosa oolong tea from the pristine mountains of Taiwan. Before our team developed ZenGolden Fasting Tea, I drank over 50 types oolong tea and green tea over a period of three years to cultivate the right tea for my own intermittent fasting. My experiences taught me that the ideal tea for intermittent fasting needs to accomplish three health benefits: 1) soothes hunger pangs, 2) increases taste bud sensitivity and 3) burns belly fat. It is with these three objectives in mind, our team developed ZenGolden Fasting Tea.

Oolong Tea and Green Tea are both popular types of tea with distinct characteristics due to differences in processing methods, taste, and reported health benefits. Although China is a major producer of both oolong and green tea, we tend to avoid Mainland Chinese tea because of high environmental contamination risk. For this discussion we will focus on Formosa oolong tea from Taiwan and green tea from Japan.

Let's compare oolong tea and green tea on various aspects:

Processing: Oolong tea is partially fermented, which means it undergoes partial oxidation (depending on the variety, between 8-85%). Green tea, on the other hand, is unfermented and is minimally oxidized, which helps preserve its green color and fresh, grassy taste. Because of the large variation in oxidation, different types of oolong tea have far greater difference in flavor and biochemical properties than different types of green tea. With oolong, you need to know your teas to get the right kind. ZenGolden Fasting Tea is lightly fermented, contains polyphenols that have been known to help suppress appetite and soothe hunger pangs. Popular Japanese green teas, such as sencha, hojicha, and their more intense cousin, matcha all share similar chemical properties.

Flavor: Taiwanese tea culture focuses on flavor and Japanese tea culture focuses on mindfulness training. Oolong tea has a more complex flavor profile, with its taste ranging from floral, sweet, and fruity to creamy, woody, and toasty, depending on the level of oxidation. ZenGolden Fasting Tea has a subtle floral taste that increases taste bud sensitivity. This is important because overly sweetened processed food have desensitized our palates, making natural foods taste bland. Drinking delicately flavored ZenGolden Tea daily can help reverse that process and make healthy natural foods taste good again. Japanese green tea has a somewhat bitter and astringent flavor that can range from vegetal and grassy to slightly nutty. Japan’s highly prized ceremonial grade matcha tea is quite bitter and usually consumed with candy or other sweets to help offset the bitterness. The bitterness of matcha in Japanese tea ceremony serves as a mindful reminder that the realities of life can be bitter. If you don’t like your tea bitter and/or grassy, Japanese green tea is probably not for you.  

Caffeine Content: ZenGolden Fasting Tea has a slightly higher caffeine content than sencha green tea, but less than matcha green tea. ZenGolden Fasting Tea has less than half the caffeine of black tea and a third of coffee. The relatively low caffeine content of ZenGolden Fasting Tea prevents jitters that can interrupt sleep.

Health Benefits: Both ZenGolden Fasting Tea and green tea are rich sources of antioxidants that can contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Green tea is particularly high in a type of antioxidants called catechins, especially EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), which are known for their potential cancer-fighting properties. ZenGolden Fasting Tea also contains antioxidants such as EGCG, but it also has a unique blend of catechins and theaflavins due to partial oxidation that enhances visceral fat (belly fat) burning. These oolong polyphenols have been known to inhibit absorption and help excretion of fat from the body.  

In Japan, where most people drink green tea daily, oolong tea is widely known as the belly fat burning tea. When green tea drinking Japanese want to burn fat, they turn to oolong tea. There are numerous well-known research studies in Japan that support oolong tea’s reputation as a powerful fat burning drink. For instance, a 2020 study from the University of Tsukuba say drinking oolong tea increases the breakdown of fat and continues to work even when a person is resting. The university’s Professor Kumpei Tokuyama finds drinking two cups of oolong tea each day significantly stimulates fat burning processes in the body even during sleep. Therefore, it is safe to say that ZenGolden Fasting Tea burns belly fat more effectively than green tea.

For the purpose of intermittent fasting…

Preparation: Green tea should be brewed with water that is slightly cooler than boiling (approximately 160-180°F or 70-80°C), while oolong tea can be brewed with water at a higher temperature (190-200°F or 90-95°C). Both teas require varying steep times based on the specific tea; green tea usually takes 2-3 minutes while oolong tea can take 3-5 minutes.

Both oolong and green teas offer unique flavors, health benefits, and preparation techniques. Personal preference and individual health goals are factors to consider when deciding which tea to enjoy. If you prefer your Intermittent Fasting tea smooth and not bitter, help you burn belly fat, and soothes hunger pangs while helping to reawaken your taste buds, ZenGolden Fasting Tea beats green tea hands down.

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