Believe it or not, there are people in the world that think that the only good tea is a cup of Earl Grey with milk and two sugars.
These people are WRONG!
If you are one of the enlightened few that understand that tea comes in many forms then you may be aware that the different types of tea bring different types of health benefit. In this article, we are going to give an overview of the different types of tea and why you should be drinking them (hopefully not going too much into the nerd stuff!).
Green tea is the poster child for the "tea is healthy" movement and everyone who drinks it knows they are doing something great for their body.
This type of tea has a high concentration of something called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (those in the know call it EGCG) and numerous studies have been conducted on it. This EGCG has a powerful effect on cancer cells, in some cases even causing them to die.
But EGCG isn't the only wonderful thing that you get from drinking Green tea. It also contains an abundance of antioxidants!
WebMD health authority website says this about drinking Green tea
"Green tea antioxidants may interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, reduce risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels."
Wow, not bad for a few leaves and water huh!
If you thought Green tea was good then you should see its younger, fitter, sexier cousin - White Tea.
White tea leaves are harvested earlier than Green tea and are uncured and unfermented, This leads to an increased level of antioxidants and purity of the tea. As it is unfermented tea, it also means a lower quantity of caffeine meaning it is a better choice for an evening drink.
Where Green is great, White Tea is fantastic.
However, with this superiority comes a higher price. White teas are considered rarer and have to handled with much more care meaning that they are high in value.
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I'm sure everyone reading this is familiar with caffeine and what it does to the body, whether you are hitting the gym or studying for an exam caffeine can be a valuable ally.
Black tea is the variety of tea with the highest levels of caffeine so if you are looking for a natural boost to productivity then Black Tea can be your friend.
Black tea doesn't just give you a healthy boost but it can also help you when you are feeling not quite right. It naturally contains an abundance of tannins that can help relax your body and your gut resolving or aiding certain types of digestive ailments.
It is even advised for diarrhea patients to slowly sip black tea to benefit their recovery.
Oolong tea can enhance the metabolism of fat that is stored in the body because it's polyphenol compounds activate the necessary enzymes.
Sounds confusing right?
Put in another way, if you regularly drink oolong tea it can help weight loss and fight obesity.
Oolong can also help to protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis.
People who consistently drink oolong tea are more likely to retain minerals from healthy foods. It has been discovered that oolong contains magnesium and calcium in its leaves which can contribute to strengthening bones and teeth.
So here we have it - four different type of teas and their benefits. I hope you have learned something new about the sheer variety of teas out there, maybe you can find something that provides the health benefits that you are looking for in our collection?