What Does Black Tea Exactly Do?

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Aside from water, black tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world.

Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong, yellow, white, and green teas. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than other teas. t comes from the Camellia sinensis plant and is often blended with other plants for different flavors, such as Earl Grey, English breakfast, or chai. It’s stronger in flavor and contains more caffeine than other teas.

Benefits of Black Tea

1.Rich in Antioxidants

Black tea contains a group of polyphenols that have antioxidant properties. Consuming antioxidants may help decrease the risk of chronic disease and improve your overall health.

2. May Boost Heart Health

Black tea contains flavonoids, which are beneficial for heart health. Studies have found that regularly drinking black tea may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

3. May Lower “Bad” LDL Cholesterol

LDL and HDL are two types of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol throughout the body. Too much LDL in the body can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Studies have found that black tea may help reduce LDL levels.

4. May Improve Gut Health

The gut houses trillions of bacteria and the majority of your immune system. Polyphenols and antimicrobial properties found in black tea may help improve gut health and immunity.

5. May Help Reduce Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can cause many health complications. Drinking black tea regularly may help decrease systolic and diastolic blood pressure, but research is mixed.

6. May Help Reduce the Risk of Stroke

Stroke is the second leading cause of death globally. Fortunately, in many cases, it can be prevented. Studies have found that black tea may help reduce the risk of stroke.

7. May Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Insulin is a hormone that is secreted when you consume sugar. Black tea is a great non-sweetened beverage that can help improve the use of insulin and reduce blood sugar.

8. May Help Reduce the Risk of Cancer

Black tea contains polyphenols, which may help fight cancer cells in the body. Although consuming black tea will not cure cancer, it may help decrease cancer cell development.

9. May Improve Focus

Black tea can help improve focus due to its content of caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine. This amino acid increases alpha activity in the brain, which can help improve focus and alertness.

10. Easy to Make

Making black tea is simple and takes only a couple of minutes. You can use either tea bags or loose leaves and adjust the taste to your preference.

Recipe To Make Black Tea

Here is the best way to make quality black tea!

Ingredients (Depending on the number of people you are serving)

  • Water
  • Tea leaves
  • Sugar (or cubes)

Method

  • Take some water in a saucepan and add sugar or cubes in water and cook on a medium flame for about two minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Now as the water comes to a boil, add tea leaves and keep stirring on a medium flame for about two minutes.
  • Now let the water infuse all the goodness from the tea leaves on low flame and cover the lid for about another two minutes.
  • Strain the black tea immediately and enjoy.

Hope you liked the tea and your ‘me time’!

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