Consuming Black Tea

Aloycia Woods

It's said that black tea is responsible for approximately 84% of tea consumption. While black teas and green teas may be similar there are some differences, such as the oxidation process involved in black teas and how it impacts our health. One of the main interests connected to black teas is its antioxidant content. Why is this important?  Antioxidants help to fight off free radicals.

The Medical News 'wrote that Free radicals are unstable molecules in the body that result from both natural processes and environmental pressures'.The body can remove free radicals, but if too many build-up, they can damage or change cells in the body.

 The antioxidants in black teas are different from those in green teas, due to the oxidation process. Green tea mainly contains catechins. During oxidation, these convert into thearubigins, theaflavins, and flavonols.

In 2013, researchers found evidence to suggest that people who drank four cups of black tea or more per day had a lower risk of stroke. For many who are still trying to understand the importance of tea consumption, knowledge is power. The mission of is to educate consumers on why consuming three or more cups of tea per day can dramatically impact their health and well-being. 


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