Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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If you’re looking for a unique variety of tea sold by a company dedicated to premium teas without dangerous ingredients, Teavana is your company. The Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea combines multiple teas with cinnamon and other chai spices to create a tea that may boost metabolism, support digestion and promote healthy skin, according to Teavana. Teavana is fantastic about offering a complete list of ingredients for all tea varieties and possible health benefits, but none of the benefits are clinically supported with research studies. Teas from Teavana are much more expensive than teas found in your local grocery store. Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea sells for $6 per ounce. Each ounce brews about 15 cups of tea.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon
  • Oolong Tea
  • Ginger Pieces
  • Carob Pieces
  • Chicory Root
  • Cinnamon Flavoring
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Cardamom

Product Features

The ingredient list for Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea is common among chai teas. The spices are added to create that peppery chai taste that tea lovers long for, but there could also be some health benefits associated with some of the ingredients.

Ginger is known to calm digestion and ease stomach distress. Cinnamon may be associated with increased metabolism, though measureable weight loss is not often a benefit of drinking cinnamon teas. Oolong tea is in the same family as green tea, so there are some heart healthy benefits associated with antioxidant support.

For the average dieter looking to use tea as a fat burner, the Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea is not the best choice. This tea only contains about 15-percent of the caffeine found in coffee. Caffeine is a proven metabolism booster and 15-percent only adds up to about 15 mg of caffeine. The dieter needs to consume a bit more than 15 mg of caffeine to boost metabolism.

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Advantages

  • All ingredients in the tea are listed online.
  • Could support overall health with antioxidants.
  • Contains cinnamon and ginger, proven to support metabolism and gastrointestinal health, respectively.
  • Contains a small amount of caffeine.

Disadvantages

  • Not a weight loss tea.
  • Teavana does not support metabolism claims with clinical research.
  • May not increase energy due to the low caffeine content.

Conclusion

Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea is a specialty tea that tastes peppery. Tea drinkers either love or hate chai tea, but the ones who love the tea will be highly impressed with Teavana chai. This tea could support overall health, but it will not support metabolism on the same level as a proven fat burner.

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