How to choose the tea that best fits you? Let’s find out the different types of tea and their benefits.
International Tea Day is coming up, and we couldn’t find a better occasion to talk about different types of tea and their benefits. The amazing part about each variety of tea is that each of them brings in different health benefits, giving us the option to choose one which suits us the best.
With so many varieties of tea out there, the main question is how to choose the tea that best fits you – and today, we will help you out with that. There are different flavors of tea available, and you can pick your favorite tea depending upon the health benefits they offer you. Let’s first understand the different types of tea:
This variety of tea is hands-down one of the most popular options across the world. Some famous versions of black tea are Darjeeling Tea, Earl Grey Tea, English Breakfast tea, and the Assam Darjeeling Tea. The flavors vary depending upon the region the tea is cultivated in. The tea is fully oxidized, has a strong taste and is perfect for the health of your heart. It also contributes to the reduction of plaque build-up on teeth. So, if you’re looking for your daily dose of antioxidants, black tea is what you need to include in our diet.
Almost every other person who is health conscious swears by green tea and its health benefits. These tea leaves are unoxidized and have less caffeine than black tea. In fact; the leaves are heat-treated to prevent oxidation. The bitter taste often makes this tea unappealing to many, but it contains a powerful oxidant called ECGC. Just like black tea, green tea too is wonderful for the health of your heart.
Matcha may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as help curb appetite, encourage weight loss, lower blood pressure, and many other as-yet still studied benefits. The L-theanine and caffeine in matcha blend together to create a focused calm that is so desirable when meditating.
Matcha has been shown to improve attention, memory, and reaction time. Its caffeine and L-theanine combination can improve several aspects of brain function. Its anxiolytic effects are due to the activation of dopamine D1 receptors and certain serotonin receptors, which lower anxiety.
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White tea leaves are cultivated only in Fujian province and are slowly gaining popularity across the world. Being the least processed of all teas, these leaves are simply left to wither and dry on their own. White tea has a very delicate and well-rounded flavor. This tea speeds up the weight loss process and also features compounds that may help fight cancer. Looking for a happy weight? Sip on this mild tea and knock off those extra pounds!
Herbal tea is not made using tea leaves, instead, it is a concoction of dried herbs, flowers, and fruits. For those who are on a caffeine-free diet, this tea is a great alternative. The best part about herbal tea is that you’re free to mix and match the ingredients and create herbal teas of your own. Some commonly used ingredients are lemongrass, peppermint, ginger, rose hips, hibiscus, and dried fruits. Herbal teas are perfect to soothe a sore throat or a prolonged cold. These teas also help in digestion as well.
The best part about tea is that you don’t really need to think of the perfect weather or time of the day to enjoy it. In chilly winters we can sip on warm teas of different types. In summers one can chill the teas and then have them too. So, this International Tea Day, let’s brew some of our favorite teas as we binge on some healthy snacks.