Black tea benefits wellness in so many ways! Brew a cup of this tasty tea to feel less stressed after a hectic day, for an antioxidant boost, to look (and feel) younger, and to support heart, dental, and bone health - and for so many other reasons.
Did you know that tea is the second-most consumed beverage in the world? (Only water is enjoyed more.) And, of all of the amazingly delicious and healthful teas available to us, black tea is still our favorite.
We love black tea for its refreshing, comforting, full-bodied taste, but that's not all it provides for us... Black tea is brimming with a multitude of physical, mental, and emotional benefits, as well, which goes a long way towards explaining why this tea has been so popular for so many years with so many people.
Here are some of the reasons why richly fragrant black tea is a healthful, delicious tea choice.
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Keep reading here about more black tea benefits, or scroll down this page to see what other readers have shared about their experience with black tea benefits.
Local and online tea shops, grocery stores, and markets offer so many tea choices nowadays, and it's natural to feel overwhelmed and unsure even where to begin! Just remember, there are many reasons why black tea is the most widely consumed type of tea worldwide. Besides its comforting, full, rich flavor, it has so many benefits for wellbeing, and you won't regret keeping a stash of this classic favorite in your tea cupboard.
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 wellness benefits that draw you to this delicious brew? We'd love to hear what you think of black tea and its benefits for good health! Join the conversation below to share your thoughts, opinions, and advice with other visitors to our site...
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My Name is Shrikant Patel, I am form Ottawa Canada, I take black tea from Indis, every morning with ginger. I am 59 years old but feel and look 30 years. …
I am a big green tea drinker and I just tried black tea for the first time today and just looked up all the benefits. I am in love with it! It will definitely …
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 …
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