Assam Black Tea

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Our Assam Black Tea gives a bold yet sweet and malty finish to its drinkers. Its origin is located in the Assam region in India and is commonly referred to as a “red tea.” India’s tropical climate contributes to Assam’s unique malty taste, a feature for which this tea is well known. Everything about this tea is big – even the leaf; The larger leaves produce a darker and stronger tea. Amongst black teas, you can always pick out Assam by its distinctive malty aroma and honey finish to the taste. Even though it’s a very strong tea, Assam is velvety smooth.

What is Black Tea?

Black tea is a true tea that comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Black tea leaves are allowed to fully oxidize before being processed and dried, which makes the leaves dark brown and gives the tea its signature flavor profile. Black teas tend to be bold and brisk, and they are often described as astringent.

Benefits of Black Tea:

  • Antioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body
  • deter weight gain and promote fat loss
  • lower blood sugar levels and the chance of developing type-2 diabetes
  • lowers risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease
  • reduce blood pressure
  • helps to provide mental alertness and energy

 

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5 Surprising Benefits Of Assam Tea

Antioxidant Activity of Black Tea vs. Green Tea

“Black tea, contains flavonoids which are also found in apples. Unlike green tea, black tea, once processed eliminates all antioxidants existing in it. Black tea not only helps to fight bacteria but also strengthens the immune system. As one knows, drinking tea hydrates the body, thus a cup of black tea helps moisturise the skin. Black tea also balances the hormone levels, which fends off stress. Not only does black tea have anti-inflammatory qualities, it also keeps a check on the digestive tracts functioning. It can help reduce stroke risks as it balances the cholesterol level.” Black tea health benefits

“Many people drink black tea for alertness and energy. There is good scientific evidence to show this works. Black tea contains caffeine. It also contains a little bit of a stimulating substance called theophylline. Both can speed up your heart rate and make you feel more alert. Black tea is also full of healthy substances called polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that can help protect your cells from DNA damage.” Black Tea: Health Uses and Risks

“Tea leaves are a source of polyphenols, especially catechins, which are known for their antioxidative activity. Various studies suggest that polyphenolic compounds present in black tea are associated with beneficial effects in prevention of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, anti-aging, antidiabetic and many other health beneficial effects associated with tea consumption have been reported.” Health benefits of black tea

Preparation Steps

Brewing your tea doesn’t have to be hard; follow these steps for the perfect cup of tea.

1 tsp per 8 oz
8 oz
212F
3 min hot

Related Resource:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21172396

https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/131/4/1207/4686988

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