Black Tea

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Common Names: Black Tea, Red Tea (in China), Keemun
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis
Chinese / Pin Yin Name:  Qi Hong

Black Tea Precautions: This tea contains caffeine.  Consult your healthcare provider on use if pregnant or nursing.  

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Black Tea Health Benefits & Information

Black tea is a true tea, it is made with the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant.  The leaves are fully oxidized during production to give it a dark color full body and robust flavor. Black tea offers tea drinkers a bold flavor profile that ranges from sweet floral notes to a malty, earthy and smoky taste.    Black tea is high in caffeine (95 - 200 mg per 8 oz. cup).  It's strong flavor and caffeine content make it a great choice for coffee drinkers or anyone who wants an energizing boost.  Black tea if often enjoy cold or hot with added milk, sweeteners, and flavorings.

You may be familiar with black tea in tea blends such as Early Grey and English Breakfast teas. But, did you know black tea is packed with health benefits?  Black tea is high in antioxidants, flavonoids, phytochemicals, vitamins and other nutrients that provide health benefits for a variety of health concerns.

  • Benefits Digestive Health
  • Supports Cardiovascular Health
  • May Aid with Alertness & Natural Energy
  • Benefits Metabolism
  • May Aid Weight Management

 Discover the 5 Health Benefits of Black Tea

In a recent study conducted by health experts, black tea has been found to offer numerous health benefits beyond its delightful taste and aromatic qualities. Here are the top five health benefits of consuming black tea regularly:

  1. Improved Heart Health: The antioxidants present in black tea, such as flavonoids, help prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart diseases. Regular consumption of black tea has been linked to lower blood pressure and improved cardiovascular health.

  2. Boosted Immune System: Black tea contains antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help strengthen the immune system. The tannins found in black tea have been shown to fight against viruses and infections, making it a great beverage to support overall health and well-being.

  3. Enhanced Digestive Health: Black tea is known to aid digestion and improve gut health. The tannins in black tea help regulate the digestive system and reduce inflammation in the digestive tract. This can help alleviate gastrointestinal issues and promote better digestion.

  4. Cognitive Function: The caffeine and amino acid L-theanine in black tea have been shown to improve focus, concentration, and mental alertness. Regular consumption of black tea can help enhance cognitive function, memory, and overall brain health.

  5. Antioxidant Powerhouse: Black tea is rich in antioxidants, such as polyphenols, which help protect the body from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the risk of chronic diseases and support overall health.

In conclusion, incorporating black tea into your daily routine can offer a wide range of health benefits, from improved heart health to enhanced cognitive function. So, why not brew a cup of black tea today and enjoy both its soothing taste and numerous health advantages?


Sources:

National Library of Medicine

Harvard Health Publishing

Mayo Clinic

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_tea 
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/black-tea-benefits
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/black-tea-uses-and-risks#:~:text=Black%20tea%20is%20made%20from,water%20before%20it%20is%20cooled

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