Health Benefits of Black Tea

The benefits of black tea may not get the attention that green tea does, but it’s a good thing to know that all tea is very beneficial to your health and black is no exception. It has many nutrients and minerals, such as theanine, potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and vitamin C.

One of the benefits of black leaves over its lighter counterparts is its ability to retain its flavor for several years, versus green, which might last 10 months. (This is why Pu-erh / compressed bricks of black tea were used as trade or money.)
Listed below are the results of scientific studies on the potential benefits of black tea.


Immune System

teapotTea is one of the richest natural sources of antioxidants, helping to boost T-cells. In a four week study of 10 tea drinkers and 11 coffee drinkers, who drank 600 milliliters of coffee or black tea daily, the production of anti-bacterial proteins was up to 5 times higher in the tea drinkers.


Studies say benefits of black tea include the antioxidant EGCG, which may help with the fight against cancer.


The antioxidants in black decotion reduce the amount of LDL (bad cholesterol), which blocks your arteries, as well as raise the HDL (good cholesterol).

Lower Blood Pressure, Stress

Studies show that tea may promote healthy blood vessels and reduce the risk of stroke by thinning the blood.
* Here, at the Tea Party Circle, we stress the need to take a break from a stressful life by partaking in a daily teatime ritual!

Heart Health

Since tea helps lower cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and reduces stress, then this is all beneficial to a healthy heart and helps keep a heart attack at bay.

red tea potWeight Loss

Since black leaves contains catechin polyphenols, that raise the rate at which calories are burned, drinking a few cups a day speeds up the fat oxidation by raising metabolic rates. Exercise, a good diet and a few cups of this brew will equal a healthier you!

Mental Health

Black leaves have dopamine, which helps important functions in the brain, including cognition, motor activity, mood, attention, learning, sleep and motivation - great benefits!

Teeth and Skin

An added benefit also helps to kill the bacteria, which causes plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath. It also helps promote healthy skin by scooping up free radicals that have been brought on by sun damage, stress and poor eating habits. Just remember that this brew can also stain- make sure to use toothpaste with whitening capabilities.

While there will always be ongoing studies concerning the benefits of black tea, the definite answer is that drinking tea is beneficial to a healthier and happier life. So drink up and remember that just like your intake of a variety of foods is good, a variety of tisanes will be the most rewarding.

Shunning soda and coffee in favor of tea is a step towards a healthier you. Try drinking three cups a day and taking time to relax while preparing your teatime and see if you don't feel better both physically and mentally!

Here's to your health - Happy Sipping!


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Disclaimer: Content on this site is for information only and is not intended for treatments, preventatives, or substitution of professional medical advice.

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