Jun 21 2019
Black tea is the most popular type of tea in the world. Approximately 90% of the tea consumed worldwide is black. Like most teas, black tea is derived from the leaves and buds of the Camellia Sinensis plant. The leaves undergo full oxidization giving them the black colour. It therefore is the most processed tea.
Benefits of Black Tea
Black tea contains antioxidants called polyphenols which help prevent DNA damage of body cells.
Caffeine in black tea increases mental alertness by mildly stimulating the brain.
Polyphenols found in black tea can help prevent carcinogenic cells hence preventing certain forms of cancer such as ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.
It contains compounds such as flavonols that prevent heart diseases.
Chemicals and tannins contained in black tea help in improving body digestion.
How to prepare black tea
Add loose black tea to a pot or cup.
Add hot water and let it steep for up to 5 minutes.
Enjoy your tea. You may add milk and/or sugar or take it in its pure form.