Tea, glorious tea! Herbal tea, green tea or black tea, we love tea in all its forms and flavours. And how wonderful that the very thing that is our passion, is so incredibly healthy too.
Tea makes us happy, and not only for the taste, but for the long list of benefits shared in this post. Of course, enjoying it without additives like milk or sugar ensures you get even more health benefits out of this brew.
And yes, it also gives you a little lift. The relatively low amounts of caffeine in tea can help enhance blood flow to the brain… but without over-stimulating the heart!
Black tea is a brilliant antioxidant, due to its polyphenols, which help block DNA damage from the toxic chemicals we come in contact with daily. The phytochemicals may also give you stronger bones, leading to lower probability of developing arthritis. Studies show that the amino acid L-theanine found in black tea is not only helpful with relaxation, but also a great aid for concentration. The list goes on and on…
Both green and black tea are made from a shrub called Camellia Sinesis – they are made different with their processing methods. Black tea leaves are processed through being withered, rolled, fermented and heated!