Black Tea is made from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis. It belongs to the family Theaceae and is an evergreen shrub, ie the plant retains its leaves all year round. It blooms from March to May.
Health Benefits and Uses
Unlike green tea, Black tea is oxidized and that is the reason why the leaves turn from green to black. This process also allows the flavors to heighten and intensify. Black tea is rich in antioxidants and more specifically polyphenols and that is why black tea is beneficial for your heart. Furthermore, black tea as well as green tea contains caffeine and when it is consumed in excess it can lead to sleeplessness and irritability. Black compared to green tea contains a higher percentage of caffeine. At the same time, it promotes the release of the mood-enchanting hormones dopamine and serotonin.
Unlike green tea which shows stronger antioxidant activity, black tea contains polyphenols that could reduce inflammation and increase the health blood vessels. Furthermore, consuming black tea could help with the reduction of LDL cholesterol.
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.