Black tea is a product made from a type of herb or plant. Black tea is particularly popular as a means of losing weight and in sometimes added to products that are marketed as weight loss products. The plant in which black tea is produced is called the Camellia sinesis plant. People often use the stem of leaf parts of the plant to produce alternative medicines, dietary / herbal supplements, organic products, natural cures, and home remedies for a multitude of different illnesses. Green tea is also produced using this particular plant or herb albeit with different or fresher parts than the components needed for black tea.
Put differently, black tea is a tea that is more oxidized than its green tea counterpart. It contains more caffeine and is noted as being the stronger tea as a result. C. sinensis subspecies sinensis are the variety of plant species in which green and white tea originates from. Black tea, on the other hand, originates from the C. sinensis subspecies assamica (Assamese) variety. Another key difference between black tea and others varieties is that black tea’s flavor tends to last much longer than its counterparts. Black tea sales is said to account for more than 90% of overall tea sales in the western world.
Other varieties include: Tanyang Gongfu (Tanyang); Bailin Gongfu (Bailin); Yin Junmei (Silver Steed Eyebrow, Mount Wuyi); Jin Junmei (Golden Steed Eyebrow, Mount Wuyi); Dian Hong; Jiu Qu Hong Mei (“Nine Winding Red Plum”); Sun Moon Lake; Tibeti (Ya’an); Darjeeling; Kangra; Ceylon; Zhenghe Gongfu (Zhenghe); Zhengshan Xiaozhong (Mount Wuyi); Keemun (Qimen); Ying De Hong; Tibeti (Ya’an); Assam; Munnar; and Nilgiri.
Common blends include: Earl Grey; English breakfast; Irish Breakfast, English Afternoon Tea; and Masala Chai.
Health Benefits of Black tea
Black tea is often used as a home remedy for things like improving one’s mental alertness, improving one’s ability to learn things better, and improving one’s memory. It has also been noted as being useful for the treatment of certain maladies such as: a headache, heart problems, low blood pressure, artherosclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and even certain types of cancers (i.e. stomach, colon, lung, ovarian, and breast cancer).
In addition, black tea has been said to be used as a herbal cure to combat ailments such as: type 2 diabetes, diarrhea, vomiting, and decreased urine flow. Black tea is very often used in weight loss products as well. Some also may take black tea because they believe that it could potentially prevent kidney stones from forming or from tooth decay.
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