Monday, April 20, 2009

Black tea benefits

Many new tea drinkers are surprised to find that all teas -- black, green, white, oolong -- come from the very same plant, camellia sinensis. Nevertheless, due to different processing methods, each tea type provides somewhat different health benefits.

All teas contain flavonoids, naturally occurring chemical compounds with antioxidant properties. During processing though, black tea is oxidized and therefore contains particularly complex flavonoids.

In a article, columnist Michael Shaw listed various documented health benefits derived from flavonoids in black tea: increased immunity to flu, better bone density, reduced risk of heart attack, better oral health, as well as slowing of the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

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CandiceR said...

I'll have to buy me some black tea then!

Chai Baby said...

I hope you will -- are you new to tea or a seasoned tea drinker? Either way, happy sipping!