8 Health Benefits of Black Tea

Most every tea consumed made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant. Varieties of this plant, each with unique characteristics, create the different types of teas. Black tea, also known as "red tea", has the strongest taste due to the oxidation during processing. Oolong tea, with flowery notes like a green tea, goes through less oxidation. And green tea, the mildest tea, is pan-fried during processing to prevent any oxidation happening at all.

Oxidation means the leaves are exposed to moist, oxygen-rich air. Each tea manufacturer controls the oxidation process. During the oxidation process, the tea leaves turn from green to a dark brownish-black color. As all teas that come from the camellia sinensi 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.

Learn about the health benefits black tea offers with antioxidants and compounds that can help your body.

8 Health Benefits of Black Tea

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Refreshing tea

It tastes exactly like Maharaja chai from Teavana. I am glad I gave it a try.

Delicious tea! We were huge Teavana fans, so it was very sad when the stores closed. Now, we are able to buy our favorite flavors again!

Yummy Flavorful Chai

I purchased this to mix into the Masala Chai. It’s quite tasty on its own, but it plays well with other teas. Very pleased.

Delicious Chai

This is the 4th replacement tea we’ve tried since Teavana closed. It’s pretty close to perfect. I also got the White Chai to mix it up. Very pleased.