We have all heard about green tea and white tea, but a few people know about black tea.
Black tea, a product made from the Camelilia Sinensis plant, considered to be the most unusual tea and known for its distinctive flavour.
The tea can be sweet or spicy with a taste of chocolate. Studies have shown that black tea has numerous health benefits.
The first tea to reach Europe and Western Civilization but has outgrown its popularity because of green tea.
Black tea is used for various medicinal purposes, also used in dyes for clothing. The tea can be consumed as a hot or cold beverage and a good source of antioxidant.
Black tea contains polyphenols which are a type of antioxidant. Antioxidants are protective chemicals which prevents free radicals from damaging the body.
Both the leaves and stem of the black tea are useful for medicinal purposes, the tea is known to improve alertness, treat headache and lower blood pressure.
Other benefits of the tea includes the protection against heart attack, diabetes, heart disease, stomach disorders, vomitting and diarrhea, also aids in the prevention of certain types of cancers which includes, colon, stomach, lung, ovarian and breast cancer, obviously this tea would be very beneficial to women.
Some people use black tea to prevent tooth decay, polyphenols found in black tea kills the bacteria in our mouth and reduce plaque, the tea also aids in the prevention of kidney stones and most importantly as a weight loss supplement.
Black tea is made with fermented tea leaves and is known to have the highest content of caffeine.
Studies by researchers have shown that black tea may also protect the lungs from damage caused by smoking or exposure to smoke, it also reduces the risk of a stroke.
The tea is known to have ten times the amount of antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables.
The tea comes from the tea plant Camilia Sinesis and is very low in sodium, fat and calories and is an excellent choice of tea to be added to your diet.
Black tea can be more beneficial without the added sweetners like sugar and cream. Just by replacing your sodas with black tea takes you a step closer to a healthier lifestyle as some studies have shown.
Other health benefits deriving from this nutritious tea is that it relieves stress, studies have shown that the amino acid L-theanine helps you to relax and concentrate and help to build the immune system to protect against cold and influenza (flu).
A perfect cup of tea will enhance your day, and black tea is the perfect choice.