Health Benefits of Black Tea


Benefits of Black Tea


Tea has been a popular drink choice around the globe for many years for both the taste and the benefits. At Physic we use green tea and black tea as the base for our kombucha. So, what’s the difference between the two?


Green and black tea come from the same leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. To make green tea the leaves are picked and immediately steamed dry to prevent fermentation. To make black tea the leaves are picked and left to dry and wither, then are rolled to initiate fermentation of polyphenols in the leaves. The fermentation gives black tea a different flavor, higher polyphenols, and more caffeine than green tea.


Both green and black tea have many health benefits. Here are some benefits of black tea!


Black tea has been shown to prevent many diseases such as:

· Cancer

· Diabetes

· Arthritis

· Cardiovascular Disease

· Stroke


Other beneficial properties of black tea include:

· High in antioxidants

· Anti-inflammatory

· Reduces risk of hypertension

· Lowers cholesterol

· Improves immune function


Written by Molly Clancy



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