We’ve long known that there are health benefits from drinking tea. But new research out this week is saying that some teas could help prevent chronic illnesses. The antioxidants in teas are good for the body, but it was unclear what good they actually did until now. Two studies have found that drinking tea can help with the prevention of illnesses like osteoporosis and high blood pressure. Green tea was shown to help reduce the risk of bone fractures and improve bone mass. Decreasing bone mass is one of the leading health concerns for older Americans and can lead to osteoporosis. The study did not conclude that osteoporosis could be prevented but that the start of the disease could be delayed with improved bone mass. Black tea was able to reduce blood pressure in those with hypertension, or high blood pressure, especially before eating a meal high in fat. This is important and could lead to a reduction in strokes and heart attacks. Some other findings from the studies include that drinking green tea can help you burn 100 more calories a day and that tea drinkers tend to be more alert and perform better. Most people that 5 News talked to today knew that tea was good for you but not necessarily why. These studies were welcome news and one woman said that it’s always good to learn about new ways that we can improve our health.b
Assam Estate Black Tea is the most common and popular type of tea in the world. This is the version that is usually sold as breakfast blends and it is also known by generic names like English Breakfast tea, Scottish Breakfast tea and Irish Breakfast tea among others. This tea produces and exports over hundreds of thousands of tons to various regions of the world.
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This article was originally post at “Think Science Now” and was written by: Maria Angelica Linton, Principal Scientist
If you were impressed by the fact that a cup of coffee contains around 1,500 chemicals , you will not be surprised to find out that a cup of tea contains almost 2,000 chemical compounds! Many of these chemicals possess antioxidant properties and health benefits, just like in coffee. However, the chemical structure of these antioxidant compounds differ between coffee and tea, just like the chemicals in green and black tea are different, even though they come from the exact same plant.
Chinese black tea is also known as Red Tea to the Chinese folk. This is because of the reddish black color the tea leaves give off in hot water. It is considered to be high quality tea but it is actually the least popular kind in China. This variation of tea, however, is also grown in countries like Kenya, Sri Lanka and India. This kind of tea is known as a ‘labor of love’ because the tea is picked by hand and processed by hand by turning to introduce air which offers the perfect oxidation for fermentation, thus giving the tea that unique taste and color.
Japan is a country known for its exquisite culture, cuisine and most of all for its Japanese green tea. Although it originated in China, it was brought over to Japan by a monk known as Myoan Eisai who was the founder of the Rinzai Zen Buddhism School. There are variations of green tea from this region.