Latin Name: Camellia Sinensis
Black tea is the most widely consumed type of tea in the world. It is made from the leaves of a shrub called Camellia sinensis. The leaves of black tea are allowed to oxidize in a humid and warm atmosphere, thus acquiring the bronze or black color from which they get their name.
Health Benefits Of Black Tea
– Black tea is high in caffeine. It also contains an amount of a substance called theophylline. These two substances can speed up your heart rate and make you feel more alert.
– Black tea is rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that can help protect your cells from DNA damage as well as prevent certain types of cancer.
– Regular consumption of black tea can also reduce the risk of the following diseases: Diabetes, High cholesterol, Kidney stones, Parkinson’s disease.
– When consumed in moderation, it could also help against heart disease.