What is Black Tea

Both Black Tea and Green Tea are extremely healthy caffeinated teas from the Camellia Sinesis shrub but they are processed differently to generate unique health benefits.  Black Tea is made when the leaves of the Camellia Sinesis plant are withered, rolled and heated and then fermented before the final heating process.  Therefore, the color appears dark.  It has a rich flavor with a smooth finish.  Most impressively though, Black Tea gives the body energy, strength, clarity and vivacity for a healthy and vibrant day every day.

Black Tea has a number of phenomenal health benefits stemming from its tremendous saturation of polyphenols, a supercharged antioxidant to supports full body health and wellness.  Antioxidants help reverse the natural aging process in the body by neutralizing free radicals that threaten the wellbeing of cells.  With antioxidants supporting our immune system, the body can naturally defend, protect and repair itself against a range of foreign substances that seep into our bodies through our food, water, air, personal care products and other environmental factors. 

As an incredible source of polyphenols, Black Tea is a wonderful heart-healthy drink.    Several studies indicate a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and other heart-related problems among control groups who drink Black Tea daily.  Part of the reason is that antioxidants and other nutrients in Black Tea support the linings of blood vessels know as the endothelium.  When its process of dilating and constricting is off balance, people develop endothelial dysfunction, which is a large indicator of coronary artery disease and other heart issues.  Additionally, Black Tea helps reduce harmful LDL cholesterol levels that cause plaque blockages in arteries and can lead to heart attack and stroke.

Tannins found in Black Tea can be very soothing to the digestive tract as well.  These and other chemicals help relieve gastric distress by reducing gastrointestinal activity.  Swelling in the digestive tract often leads to digestive disorders but Black Tea can help curb such problems.  Specifically, Black Tea is often prescribed as a solution for diarrhea. 

Teas in general are wonderful to help relieve stress due to their abundance of nutrients and the relaxing act of slowly sipping.  Black Tea also has a leg up on stress reduction because it helps lower the stress hormone cortisol and contains the amino acid L-theanine that calms the body and helps you concentrate.  Black Tea contains 2-4% caffeine, which increases full body energy and mental alertness and supports elevated brain function, even in those with degenerative diseases.  Furthermore, hot liquids and especially Black Tea is helpful for people with asthma because it helps open airways.

Bones, teeth and blood also benefit from the amazing nutrients of Black Tea.  The phytochemicals found in Black Tea support stronger bones and teeth, reducing risk of arthritis and tooth decay.  Moreover, Black Tea may actually reduce plaque from bonding to teeth which breeds bacteria and leads to cavities.  Polyphenols help protect teeth against cavity-causing bacteria.  And long term consumption of Black Tea reduces risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 70%. 

Enjoy a rich, dark, delicious cup of Black Tea in one of Zokiva’s indulgent flavors: Earl Gray, Pumpkin Spice or Raspberry Rush! 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

 


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