Types and Benefits of Tea

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We have used tea as an alternative medicine for many centuries. It’s been used to treat common conditions such as constipation and even cancer. Research indicates that tea could protect against diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and even heart disease. Here’s the types and benefits of tea.

There’s many different types of tea and flavors. Each tea has various health benefits. Sipping on a cup of tea could help you with many other health conditions. People in the East used tea for thousands of years to promote happiness, good health, and wisdom. In the West, researchers have caught on about the health benefits of tea.

Many cultures have used tea as a form of alternative medicine. For example, it’s been used to treat heart disease and cancer, encourage weight loss, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol levels, and bring more mental alertness. Tea also has antimicrobial properties.

Tea is best brewed on its own without sweeteners or extra calories. However, there are questions about how much tea you should drink or how long you should steep it to bring health benefits. Here is some information about various teas and how you should enjoy them.


Matcha is a type of green tea that is powdered. It’s added to water or milk and can add flavor to smoothies or yogurt. It has many health benefits, and it’s enjoyed worldwide.

Tea Health Benefits

Tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. There are different types: black tea, green tea, Oolong tea, Pu-erh tea, and white tea. This plant is native to India and China. It is full of flavonoids which are unique antioxidants. The most common and well-known antioxidant is ECGC. This antioxidant helps protect the body against free radicals known to promote heart disease and cancer and clog the arteries.

Tea contains theanine and caffeine, which impact your mental alertness. When users have been processed, they have less polyphenol content. For example, a black or oolong tea has been fermented or oxidized, so it has fewer concentrations of polyphenols. Green tea contains the most polyphenols and is the most potent in health benefits. Here are some health benefits that tea can provide you.

Green Tea

We make green tea with steam from the tea leaves. It is very high in EGCG, and there have been a lot of studies done on green tea. The antioxidants in green tea may interfere with the growth of lung, breast, bladder, pancreatic, stomach, and colorectal cancers. In addition, it can help burn fat, prevent your arteries from clogging, and counteract oxidative stress in the body. As a result, you will have less risk of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease, improved cholesterol levels, and reduced chances of stroke

Black Tea

We make black tea with fermented tea leaves, and it has the highest level of caffeine. It is used in flavored teas like chai tea and instant cheese. Black tea can protect the lungs from cigarette smoke damage and can reduce the chances that you are having a stroke.

White Tea

White tea is unfermented and uncured. Some studies have indicated that white team has very potent anti-cancer properties compared to tease that are more processed.

Oolong Tea

Studies on animals indicated that they lowered harmful cholesterol levels when they received oolong tea.

Pu-erh Tea

This is made from aged and fermented tea leaves. It’s a black tea, and the tea leaves are pressed into cakes. An animal study indicated that this tea could reduce LDL cholesterol levels and weight gain.


Now you know the types and benefits of tea. This beverage has a ton of great health benefits, and it’s a good alternative to coffee, so drink up and enjoy a good cup.


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