A Cup of Tea
Tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world after water. It is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring boiling water over cured leave of tea. It is an evergreen shrub native of Asia.
Tea is officially awesome for your health but make sure that your Tea is actually Tea. Real Tea is derived from a particular plant (Camellia Sinensis) and includes only four varieties Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea and Oolong Tea.
Drinking Tea of any kind is good for you and the only thing that is not good or healthy is when you add Sugar to it. One should not take more than 5 cups of tea in a day.
Having English breakfast tea without added herbs or any flavour gives lots of health benefits like:
It reduces your risk of heart attack and stroke, boost the immune system, control blood sugar levels, helps with weight loss, protects your bone, it has less caffeine than coffee, contains antioxidant and so on. However, when you add milk to your tea, its beneficial effects on your vascular system goes away.
Do you know Tea provide protection from Ultra violet rays? The good news is that Green Tea may act as a backup of Sunscreen. We know it’s important to limit exposure to UV rays and we all know what it’s like to feel the burn.
There are a thousand varieties of tea available across the world. Each type of tea has its own taste and health benefits based on: The region it was grown, Time of the year it was picked and the processing method followed.
Black Tea: It is what most of us have grown up drinking; it tastes great alone or can be had with milk and sugar. It is generally stronger in flavour than the less oxidized tea. It is more oxidized than Oolong, Green and White tea.
Green Tea: It is the most popular type of tea and is the favourite choice. It has a clean and delicious taste. Green Tea has become the raw material for extracts used in various beverages, health foods, dietary supplements and cosmetic items. It undergoes minimal oxidation during processing.
White Tea: It is the purest and least processed of all teas. It has a light colour and flavour and it appreciated by tea connoisseurs for its unmatched subtlety, natural sweetness, and delicacy, elegant on the tongue. It is lightly oxidized tea grown and harvested in China.
Oolong Tea: Tea that is most commonly recognized as Traditional Chinese tea. It is produced through a unique process including withering under strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting. It is Semi oxidized.
The less processed the tea leaf, the greater the antioxidants. This means the Green Tea has more antioxidants than Black Tea and White Tea being the least processed has maximum antioxidants.
So, Green Tea is the best tea. Enjoy!