Black tea is probably the most popular worldwide. Its prestige is due to both its flavour and its properties.
Although black tea and green tea come from the same tree, they differ in that black tea has a different look and flavour. This is because black tea is fermented and oxidized to a greater degree.
Some of the benefits attributed to black tea are:
- It has a high content of antioxidants; although to a lesser extent than white and green teas.
- Appetite reduction.
- Low in calories.
- Very digestive.
- Reduces the risk of heart attacks.
- It is the most stimulating variety, as during the oxidation process the release of caffeine is favoured.
- Helps prevent the formation of dental cavities.