Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Apr 19, 2019 9:40:43 GMT 1
Black tea is made from tea plant scientifically known as Camellia sinensis. It is the most usual type of tea served without milk. Black tea is generally stronger in flavour than the less oxidized teas. It is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong, green, and white teas.
The level of oxidation gives it the unique color and flavor, which ranges from amber to dark brown and savory to sweet. It is rich in antioxidants known as polyphenols and catechins.
Black tea retains its flavour for several years.
The difference between black, green, and white tea is the way they are processed. During the processing stage, black tea is fermented and oxidized. On the other hand, green tea and white tea are not fermented.
Black tea is often blended and mixed with various other plants in order to obtain a beverage. Black tea is mainly rich in antioxidants known as polyphenols and also has minimal contents of sodium, proteins and carbohydrates
When choosing a black tea to sip, remember that not all black teas taste the same. Just like with wine, there are so many variables that give individual black teas their own particular flavor profiles.
This includes where it was grown, if it grew near other crops that affected its flavor (e.g. rose bushes or coffee plants), what kind of climate it grew in, if it was fertilized naturally or with chemicals etc.
Generally speaking, black tea contains 50-90 mg of caffeine per cup. However, there are many factors influencing caffeine levels in tea which may make a particular cup of black tea higher or lower.
Benefits of Black Tea
Boosts Heart Health:
Scientists have confirmed that drinking more than or equal to 3 cups of black tea per day can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Moreover, black tea is also associated with reduced myocardial infarction, ischemia, and cardiovascular mortality.
Black tea is rich in antioxidants that help scavenge the free oxygen radicals. Black tea helps flush out oxygen radicals thereby helping to restore normal cell and body functions and boosts immunity.
Healthy Digestive Tract:
A healthy gut can shield you from various diseases and disorders. Consuming black tea can help improve the count and variety of good gut microbe. Scientists believe that the tea polyphenols act as a prebiotic, which helps to increase the good gut bacterias as they consume prebiotics as fuel. Plus, these polyphenols can also prevent the growth of other harmful bacteria in the gut. Black tea can also help reduce stomach ulcers.
Aids Weight Loss:
Obesity causes various diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, PCOS, high cholesterol etc. Since a prolonged period of inflammation in the body can induce obesity, by drinking black tea you can heoretically help prevent inflammation-induced obesity. Moreover, black tea lowers the triglyceride levels.
Prevents Skin Infections:
Tea catechins and flavonoids can help prevent skin infections. Therefore, if you frequently suffer from skin infections, apart from taking medicines, you may also drink black tea to speed up the healing process.
According to a study conducted by University College London, tea can reduce stress hormones in the body and relaxes the nerves.
Reduces Blood Pressure:
Consuming black tea can help reduce blood pressure.
Reduces Eye Puffiness:
Try using black tea bags or just dip cotton in cold black tea and keep it under your eye for 20 minutes every day. You can see a visible reduction in under eye puffiness in just a few weeks.
Kidney stones are painful and prevalent. It is caused due to increased crystal forming substances such as oxalate, calcium, and uric acid. Fortunately, drinking black tea can reduce the risk of kidney stones formation.
Japanese researchers found that black tea has anti-hypercholesterolemic effect in humans who were obese and prone to heart disease.
Scientists have confirmed that the antioxidants and other phytonutrients found in black tea possess antibacterial properties.