Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong, green, and white teas. All four teas come from the same evergreen plant named Camellia Sinensis. The differences among tea varieties are the result of the way tea manufacturers process the leaves. Black tea is generally stronger in flavour than the less oxidized teas. It has 5.25 mg of caffeine per fluid ounce. It is rich in antioxidants known as polyphenols and catechins and also the compounds in it, namely theaflavins and thearubigins, are positively loaded with health benefits.
The processing of black tea involves the additional step of aeration, followed by the withering of leaves for several hours to oxidize the flavonoids. This darkens the colour of leaves from green to dark-brownish – and also gives black tea a distinctive flavor.
The polyphenols in black tea have powerful anti-oxidant properties that enhance immunity by preventing or slowing down the oxidative damage to our body. They protect our cells and tissues from oxidative stress by scavenging on free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are responsible for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, etc.
Some more benefits of black tea are:
- May boost heart health
- May help to reduce blood pressure
- May improve concentration
- May Lower Sugar levels
- May increase Bone Density
- Great supply of Antioxidants
- May induce weight loss
- It may boost energy
How Do You Make Black Tea?
- Boil water
- Add 1 teaspoon of tea per cup into a teapot
- Pour the boiling water into the teapot and close the lid
- Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes (the longer you brew, the stronger the taste)
Points to remember :
- Boiling water (with tea leaves) for too long will affect the quality of your tea
- The pleasant taste (when brewing tea) results from the way the two main constituents of tea interact (caffeine and polyphenols). Both are bitter, but together they balance each other out and create a unique and refreshing flavour that is relished the world over
- Slightly acidic water enhances the colour and taste of tea
- Avoid re-boiling water to brew your tea because it will not taste the same. Re-boiled water has lower levels of carbon-dioxide (and acidity) due to heating
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