The folks who run the Okuma Nutritionals Wu-Long Slimming Tea (and other wellness products) asked me if I’d be game to give their brand of oolong tea a try. It sounded good to me!
Why I Agreed to Try Okuma Wu-Long Tea
I was psyched that they asked, but wanted to be sure of a few things first: For example, is this some kind of weird “laxative” tea? Immediately, the account manager I am working with assured me that NO… It is definitely NOT at all like ANY of those laxative teas.
Personally, I don’t like those “designer diet tea” things that only have a laxative effect because they aren’t really addressing anything other than perhaps a bout of constipation.
Hey, I love receiving swag to test like any other product reviewer does; however, not at any cost! LOL!
She told me that Wu-Long Slimming Tea supports weight loss by working to help speed up the metabolism and encourage fat oxidation – or, in other words, the “process of internal bodily fuel consumption.” (Source: https://www.encyclopedia.com/sports/sports-fitness-recreation-and-leisure-magazines/fat-oxidation) I like that idea!
Relieved (and encouraged!), I agreed to test a box!
Oolong Tea vs Green Tea vs Black Tea
One quick mention about oolong tea vs green tea vs black tea! And, I never knew this before! Black tea, like the English breakfast tea that I typically drink is FULLY fermented tea. Green tea is UN-fermented! Hence the term “green” I suppose! Oolong tea (aka Wu-Long) is PARTIALLY fermented.
Is this kind of like the Goldilocks “just right” product? We shall see!
The Okuma Nutritionals site states that oolong helps burn more calories than green tea. And they do cite some studies as well.
There is also considerable discussion about Wu-Long helping with the complexion, and God knows I could use some help in that department.
This test and review had to wait a couple of weeks, because I was in the midst of my 7 Day Soup Diet experiment, and didn’t want to complicate things by mixing two different tests.
But, I’m more-or-less back to a normal schedule, other than eating a bit too much wheat (my dad is visiting, and we’re pretty much cooking foods that he really enjoys).
The Test & Review Starts Now…
Today seemed like as good a time as any to begin sipping some Wu-Long Slimming Tea! If you watch the video, below, you’ll see the beginning of the process, from opening the package to testing the first cup.
It will be a little while before I follow up on this particular video and post, because the FAQ page at the Okuma Nutritionals website says to give the tea about a month. You can be sure that I will be tracking how I feel, along with whether or not I get any caffeine jitters (I can be a little sensitive to caffeine), and – most importantly – if I notice an increase in weight loss.
Does Wu Long Tea Really Work?
I’ll certainly be on the lookout for an answer to this question. I’m leery of weight-loss promises since there are so many fads out there. That’s why I ONLY tried the 7 Day Soup Diet to “shake up” my food and consumption routine, and to sever some of the ties I have had with sugar.
Regardless of whether or not I notice more weight loss than I have been seeing over these last couple of months, it will be hard to say that the tea was directly responsible for the results since this isn’t a controlled, double-blind type of scientific study. In other words, whatever I report is purely anecdotal.
Nonetheless, I love testing new products, and I’ll do the best I can to take note of anything that I experience!
The following video gives you the first look at the review! I’ll be back soon!
What do you think?