Tea Facts


Tea leaves are from the Camellia sinensis plant, contain antioxidants, which may reduce or help to prevent cells damage.

The difference between the main types of tea (green, black, and oolong) is the processing of making. Longer the tea is exposed to air or fermented, the darker the leaves are.

Several studies have shown drinking tea could lower the risk of cancer, but it is not a guarantee for everybody in general.

Studies show drinking green tea may help to reduce the risk of heart disease, because it decreases body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. However, the FDA holds the suspicion toward the claims.

Research evidence shows the benefit from drinking green tea. Green tea may help to control glucose levels. However, more in depth research is needed.

The research of tea associated with the potential health benefits are the green tea, black tea, and/or oolong tea. Herbal teas are not included because they are not made from the Camellia sinensis plant.

Freshly brewed tea give you the most antioxidants than instant tea, decaffeinated tea, and bottled tea. Researchers recommend drinking freshly brewed green tea every day.

To bring out the antioxidants in the tea for maximizing the benefits, you should only let it steep in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes.

Same amount of iced tea and hot tea does not contain the same amount of antioxidants. Iced tea is found contains lower amounts of catechins than hot tea.

Blended teas are teas from different origins to create a certain type of flavor. English breakfast tea is one of the blended teas, which is made with China Keemum teas, Ceylon, and India teas.

Women, who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and children should carefully monitor their consumption of green tea.

According to a Swiss study, drinking black tea with a meal reduced iron absorption by 79% to 94%.

Enjoy your tea or not so…

Citation: WebMD

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