Ditch your Coffee for a Cup of Healthy Tea

Black Tea

It’s a type of tea that is more oxidized than the others. Usually made from leaves of a shrub called, Amellia Sinensis. Rolled, fermented, dried and crushed, the black tea is generally stronger in flavor compared to the other types and than the less oxidized teas. It’s talked to be the most common kind and accounts to approximately 75% of the global tea consumption.

A cup has about 40 mg of caffeine compared to 50 to 100 mg from your espresso.

Health Benefits:

  • Helps lower cholesterol with the help of high concentrated antioxidant compounds know as theaflavins and thearubigins
  • Drinking 3 to 4 cups of black tea may reduce risk of getting a stroke by about 21%
  • Long-term consumption of black tea only slightly lowers systolic and diastolic blood pressures for about 1-2 mmHg

Examples of blends derived from the black tea are – Earl Grey Tea (black tea with bergamot oil), English Breakfast (black tea Assam and Kenyan teas are blended with Ceylon) , Irish Breakfast (mix of several black teas) just to name a few.