Our Earl Grey is a superb blend of black tea leaves bathed in Bergamot Oil. Bergamot oil provides a fragrant, yet mildly sweet and citrus flavor for the black tea. The captivating flavor of bergamot has made Earl Grey tea an international best seller and an integral part of tradition in England and is usually consumed in the morning with a slash of milk or cream. This tea contains caffeine.
What is Black Tea?
Black tea is a product made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Camellia sinensis is a robust tea shrub, able to tolerate a wide range of tropical climates, altitudes and soil conditions. It flourishes in the wild. The bushy tea shrub that covers the hills of central Sri Lanka in manicured, contour-planted swathes becomes a shaggy, gnarled tree that can grow up to 30ft. tall. A process called oxidation, exposure to moist, oxygen-rich air, turns the leaves from green to a dark brownish-black color. The aged leaves and stems are used to make medicine.
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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“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
Brewing your tea doesn’t have to be hard; follow these steps for the perfect cup of tea.