The benefits of drinking black tea are remarkable, so don't let the abundance of green tea research distract you from what black tea has to offer!
Black tea, with its rich, full-bodied flavor isn't only a delight to the taste buds, but it's brimming with health benefits, as well. Black tea isn't just your grandmother's tea... it's a smart and delicious choice for you, too.
Black tea health benefits are many, including...
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Black tea, which makes up 75% of the world's tea consumption, is the most widely consumed tea type worldwide - with good reason. Its comforting, full, rich flavor is just the beginning - the benefits of drinking black tea are many, and you won't regret keeping a stash of this classic favorite in your tea cupboard (especially when it is available in so many tempting blends and flavors!). Sometimes, nothing but black tea will do.
What is your experience with black tea? Do you love this tea just for its comforting, familiar taste, or is it black tea's many health benefits that draw you to this delicious brew? We'd love to hear what you think of black tea and its benefits for health and wellness! Join the conversation below to share your thoughts, opinions, and advice with other visitors to our site...
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Black tea helped me to overcome bad breath
I used to have bad breath after taking salads. But when I used to take black tea along with, the problem of bad breath was solved. Whenever I used …
I first began drinking tea when I was at a hotel. I asked to get some of that tea (Lipton's Black Tea). After a while, I started drinking tea regularly. …
Black Tea Is My Doctor
Hello. I am an almost (June 13 birthday) 69 year old woman. I accidentally started drinking black tea. I have always been a tea drinker more so than …
Hi, I found out several years ago that I was insulin resistant which was pushing me to become diabetic. I didn't take any meds but I started trying to …
Black tea grades
One of the interesting things about black tea is that it varies a lot in quality. A popular tea type it can be produced by different means. One is orthodox, …
Black tea made me wrinkles free
Hi! I've been drinking black tea now for over 30 years. Everyone asked me why I look so young. I'm 59 but have been told many times I look nothing near …
Saved my Health!!
I was battling with weight loss, and struggling with fatigue, so I decided to try natural premium BLACK TEA!!! It has completely changed my life! …
Great to start
Actually tea is something to start with - I mean it always has to be tea at least for me in morning. In fact I wrote first post of my website that is tea. …
black tea is a lifesaver!
Once, while having such severe menstrual discomfort (aka period cramps) that I couldn't walk, I decided to drink tea. We only had black tea, so I went …
Studies have uncovered a few potential side effects of drinking tea that you should be aware of... Click here to learn more.
Check with your healthcare provider about safe amounts of black tea for you if you're thinking of adding this brew to your diet for any reason - say, for example, to help manage your diabetes or lose those unwanted pounds. This is especially important if you are expecting or a nursing mom, if you are taking any prescribed medications, or if you have been or are currently being treated for cancer.
And remember, black tea does have naturally occurring caffeine, so, if you happen to be sensitive to caffeine or are trying to manage your caffeine intake, you may want to monitor how much black tea you drink. Why not introduce a beneficial, caffeine-free herbal tea to your diet as an alternative when you've had enough black tea... like South African Rooibos, exotic cinnamon, or warming ginger tea?
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