Easily one of the most recognizable, black tea is anything but run of the mill. It is frequently combined with other plants and herbs becoming the base for your English Breakfast, Chai or Earl Grey. Here are a few fun facts about black tea…
It has the highest concentration of caffeine amongst all teas, but only slightly less than your standard cup of coffee.
Antioxidants: black tea is full of them! Their role in the body is to act as a defense line from harmful toxins known as free radicals. While a small amount in our bodies is necessary, an influx of free radicals has shown links to heart disease and cancer. Keeping an ample intake of antioxidants keeps our bodies fighting strong!
Black tea also promotes gut health! Similar to free radicals, there are a lot of bacteria present in our bodies, some are necessary and beneficial, but not all. E.Coli and salmonella are two that can cause undue harm to us; medicinal properties in black tea encourage the production of good bacteria. There are many more and I encourage you all to be curious!
I’ll leave you with a little #TeaTimeTriva: according to Guinness World Records, the most expensive and valuable tea pot is in the possession of a Charity in London. Appropriately named, “The Egoist” the teapot is set with almost 1700 diamonds, 386 rubies, an 18 carat base as well as an ivory handle and valued at $3 million. Wow!