20 Amazing Health Benefits of Black Tea

Black tea is one of the most common beverages that you will get anywhere in the world. Each day black tea is drunk by more than a billion people all over the world. Drinking black tea has its own set of advantages. Black tea is the regular tea which is derived from the leaf of Camellia sinensis. The production of black tea is done majorly in India, China and Sri Lanka. In China, black tea is often referred as Red tea. The Chinese are drinking black tea for the past  4000 years. In the Asian subcontinent, black tea comes in various flavors, derived from its pure form. Milk and sugar are added to black tea in order to increase its taste and flavor.

Difference between Green Tea and Black tea

There is not much difference between green tea and black tea as they both are extracted from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The only difference between black tea and green tea is that black tea is more oxidized after extraction while green tea contains a pure form of compound known as EGCG, which is a powerful antioxidant. During the fermentation process, black tea is further oxidized into many other compounds other than its base compound EGCG, while it is not the case with Green tea. That is the reason, why green tea has more advantages than black tea.

Here are the 20 key health benefits of black tea


Researchers have clinically proven that the continuous intake of pure black tea helps in reducing symptoms of any type of cancer.

Like Green tea, Black tea is recommended for weight reduction of the body.

Black tea has many natural anti-oxidants which are helpful in improving the body immune system and to increase metabolism.

Black tea has favorable benefits for cardio-vascular diseases and it reduces symptoms of heart stroke and cardiac arrest.

Black tea helps in reducing radicals in the body.

Black tea is helpful for people suffering from diabetes and helps in reducing sugar levels.

Black tea is also beneficial for reducing symptoms of hypertension and fatigue.

Black tea has the natural property of weight reduction & burning calories for people who do regular workouts.

Black tea is also beneficial in reducing cholesterol levels in our body.

A regular intake of black tea helps in revitalizing your body organs.

Black tea has anti-bacterial properties, it helps in fighting enzymes, bacteria and other anti-bodies.

Black tea is helpful in improving lung functions which facilitates in better breathing and it keeps your air way composed.

The regular intake of black tea can help in improving digestion system of the body.

It is found that black tea helps in absorbing fatty acids and toxins of the body, which in turn helps in complete rejuvenation of the body.

A cup of black tea in a day will help you keep your blood circulation normal.

Black tea is a natural stress buster. Drinking black tea can help you reduce stress and feel relax and composed.

Black tea could also be indirectly used for resting your eyes.

Chilled black tea bags helps in removing the dark circles around your eyes.

Black tea is helpful in pedicure.

You can also hang used black tea bags in your wardrobe to prevent fungi.

Some of the benefits mentioned above are clinically tested and proven, others are still under research. You may use any of these benefits based on your own understanding. Black tea could also be a good alternative to quit the addiction of caffeine.

Resources: Wikipedia, Times of India, Health Diaries, Chinese Food, Fitday

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