A nice article shows the health benefits of black and green tea. Some common elements of both teas protect your heart, boost your brain function, the presence of EGCG in black tea(though not as much as green tea), and beneficial theaflavins in black tea. The article also into some other health benefits too. In the end, it suggests that someone should drink what tea they like best, which I agree. Both are healthy though some different benefits and many similar. There is one drawback to tea for some. It is the caffeine. Caffeine can be beneficial to some and some people cannot have it at all. Yet another great article found by the Specialty Tea Institute.
This painful condition affects quite a few people and until I read this article I did not realize that black tea may help. The polyphenolic pigment thearubigins in black tea enhance bowel movement. It was also mentioned that where, when grown, and when picked will affect black teas ability to help. For more on the article please visit the page here. This article was made known to me by the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City.
Two of my newest and latest creations are Irish Breakfast and Cinnamon Chocolate Assam. The Irish Breakfast has been selling quite well. I want to blend a Scottish Breakfast too. I am hoping the Cinnamon Chocolate Assam sells well in the colder weather and it was just last week that I made the blend. I see this tea as a perfect drink for the colder months when you are sitting with your blanket gazing at a fire or reading a book. In winter I tend to always have a blanket over my lap.
Pictured above Cinnamon Chocolate Assam and below is Irish Breakfast tea.
Really enjoy this article on the health benefits of black tea. It was a thorough article. It was also interesting to see fermentation wording used. Most modern tea educators and tea enthusiasts use oxidization. I haven’t seen fermentation used since my first class or two from the Specialty Tea Institute. Oh, this is yet another article found and circulated by the Specialty Tea Institute.
Here are the health benefits of black tea. To find out more about each one please read the article
1. Fights Free Radical Damage
2. Tackles High Cholesterol Problems
3. Helps Manage High Blood Pressure
4. Fights Cavities
5. Promotes Weight Loss
6. Boosts Immunity And Fights Infections
7. Helps Fend Off Diabetes
8. Is Good For The Heart
9. Reduces The Risk Of Stroke
10. Improves Focus
11. Tones Skin
12. May Protect Against Parkinson’s Disease
13. May Offer Some Protection Against Cancer
Pictures image of Golden Monkey Black tea.
This is a good article about something I have read several times. It is stated pretty well with a good graphic. It deals with green and black tea with green tea helping slightly more than black tea though if you really like black tea and dislike green tea continue with black tea. I already really enjoy green tea and drink almost daily so I will continue. I believe part of the reason some people do not like green tea is that they use bagged tea, use boiling water and leave the bag tea until done drinking. A good quality loose leaf green tea with the correct temperature of water and not oversteeped can taste great. Oh, these articles are courtesy of the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City where I got my certified tea specialist certification from.
An interesting article about the health properties of black tea. Most people know that green tea is healthy, but all tea has health properties. Here are 5 properties of black tea:
- Having a better heart
- What is an antioxidant?
- Forecasting cancer
- Safe readings
You can read the article to understand why the five properties are important to know.
This is good for the Chinese farmers and hope it happens for them. White tea continues to be very popular in China, so customers outside of China will have a hard time finding white tea and it may be pricier too. Today is the first day to traditionally harvest tea in China in the higher altitudes and a few weeks later for lower elevations. To read more please click on the link.
Pu-erh in a Tangerine
Golden Monkey Black
Below Milk Oolong
My favorite quote in the in the whole article is
Brew up a heart-healthy potion
No magic is needed to brew up a cup of green or black tea. Drinking one to three cups of tea per day may help lower your risk of heart problems, reports the AHA. For example, it’s linked to lower rates of angina and heart attacks.”
The other tips are very wise also. If you have a history of heart issues doing a few if all of the tips will help you greatly. It is easier to prevent than to treat with medicine most health issues.
Hopefully, this gets resolved soon. If you have not had a really good Darjeeling tea you should. It is complex and has a muscatel quality to most Darjeeling teas. I hope this gets resolved because it is the time for the first flush plucking and the tea is suppose to catch a good price at market. I talked about this in a blog post before. The weather has cooperated to bring a high quality tea to be grown in the Darjeeling area. It would be a shame to waste the tea.