Presenting you with a sneak peak at various tea types and their benefits, a beverage that is sacrilegiously consumed on a daily basis by people in India and abroad. Indians usually prefer black tea, milk tea (chai tea) and even green tea (occasionally). However, people as always, are naive enough to be fully aware of the various tea types and their benefits. Well, that’s what we are here for!
Who knew that #chailover would be so trendy lately, so much so that the youth (especially) posting pictures of them drinking tea, on social media, would be such big of a deal. Hence, for all the chai lovers out there, given below are several prominent tea types and their benefits, flavors, etc, so that they can familiarize themselves with sumptuous variations.
Tea Types And Their Benefits
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1. Green Tea
Green tea leaves are least oxidized among all the other tea leaves, and hence the following tea is light in color (light green). Green tea is therefore, highly rich in antioxidants (extremely healthy) and is useful in reducing cancer risks in various body parts, including breasts, lungs, pancreas, stomach, bladder, and rectum. Green tea is even used by sporty people to burn fat before and after exercise. Drinking green tea on empty stomach is a good way of burning all the unnecessary fat in the body.
2. Oolong Tea
For all the people out their, with a high BP, Oolong tea is your holy grail. Oolong tea is the middle stage in the process of turning green tea into black tea. It is much acclaimed for its ability to lower bad cholesterol level (LDL). It can increase the production of good cholesterol (HDL), furthering a healthy heart.
3. White Tea
White tea comes from the same plant which gives you green, oolong or black tea. These leaves are harvested before they even open up and are covered by delicate white hairs. White tea helps reducing the risk of getting diabetes, and even in reducing weight. Furthermore, white tea contains compounds called catechins that strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis.
4. Pu-erh Tea
It’s one of those lesser known teas which come from the tea plant. This one’s a very strong and fermented tea. This tea further helps sharpen your brain, keep it focused and healthy (probably good to consume during exams). Also, it’s very effective in improving blood circulation in the body!
5. Herbal Teas
Not all teas come from Camellia sinensis – the tea plant. Brews made from extracts of medicinal and sweet-smelling herbs are also called tea. Given below are some herbal tea types and their benefits-
- Chamomile Tea
This tea made from dried chamomile flower, has many benefits-
- Reduces insomnia
- Helps combat stress
- Prevents common cold
- Peppermint Tea
Why should you try this amazing tea? That’s why-
- Enhances metabolism
- Helps with digestion
- Helps relieve stomach ache
This tea is prepared by boiling and straining peppermint leaves.
- Ginger Tea
How about a cup full of antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and keep your heart healthy? Presenting you your morning cup of ginger tea with several benefits-
- Reduces throat pain
- Soothes nausea
- Helps relieve constipation
- Hibiscus Tea
Coming from hibiscus extracts, hibiscus tea has the following benefits-
- Prevents the flu
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Removes bad cholesterol from body
- Lemon Tea
Here’s why you need lemon tea-
- Helps remove plaque from blood vessels
- Keeps heart healthy
- Uplifts mood
Now that you know what tea to consume when, we hope that you’d chose wisely and lead a healthier life. Tea is consumed in various parts of India, the Darjeeling tea estates for instance. Get your hold onto healthier tea types now that you know their benefits!