8 Health Benefits of Black Tea
Black tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The dark brown to black color and the strong flavor of black tea is due to the full oxidization of the leaves during processing.
Oxidation means the leaves are exposed to moist, oxygen-rich air. Each tea manufacturer has their own techniques to control the oxidation process. During oxidation, the tea leaves turn from green to a dark brownish-black color. Steming from the Camellia sinensis plant, black tea has caffeine and is full of antioxidants. And aside from water, black tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world.