Latin Name : Camelia 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.
Yunnan black tea, also known as ‘Dianhong’ (‘Dian’ is the short name for Yunnan province, ‘hong’ meaning red after the deep, red liquor of the brewed tea) is a fully oxidised tea grown high in the mountainous region of Lincang between 1680-1900 metres above sea level.
Offering a delicate smokiness on the nose and tongue, Yunnan has layers of caramel and cocoa with light, peppery notes on the finish.
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 helps against heart diseases.