Health Benefits of Different Types of Teas

Different type of TeasEver Wondered what all the different types of teas are good for? Below We’ve given you a quick overview on the benefits of Black, Green, White, Oolong, Red, Chai, Herbal and Flavoured Teas.

Teas

Health Benefits

Black tea: The most commonly drunk tea in Western Society. Common varieties are Darjeeling, Ceylon and Keemum. The leaves have been oxidised (fermented) where the flavour becomes rich.

Rich in Anti-oxidants, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc.

Green tea: These leaves are steamed as opposed to the oxidisation of the black tea leaves. Therefore they are healthier as the flavonoids, polyphenols and catechins are not lost.

Rich in Anti-oxidants properties.

White tea: Comes from the leaf buds, which are not fully opened. They are quickly air-dried for a delicate flavour and a light coloured tea. Some of its exotic names are; Silvery Tip Pekoe, Silver Dragon, Snowbud, White Peony and Silver Needle.

Rich in Anti-oxidants and Polyphenols.

White tea: Comes from the leaf buds, which are not fully opened. They are quickly air-dried for a delicate flavour and a light coloured tea. Some of its exotic names are; Silvery Tip Pekoe, Silver Dragon, Snowbud, White Peony and Silver Needle.

Rich in Anti-oxidants and Polyphenols.

Oolong tea: Is processed with a mixture of both the black and green tea procedures. Therefore it has been thought to contain the best of each of the 2 types, with respect to its flavour and health benefits.

Is said to assist assist with weight reduction as it increased metabolic rate and reduces fat cells.

Red tea: Comes from Rooibos from a plant in South Africa.

Contains Anti-oxidants and nutrients for protecting the liver. It can also be used for nervous tension and skin problems.

Chai tea: Is of Indian origin and is made with a combination of Black Tea, spices, milk (commonly soy or a dairy milk alternative) and a sweetener.

Assists with circulation, digestion and immune system. It has been found to be a mood lifter as well.

Herbal tea (link to main article): Can be sometimes thought of as an infusion rather than a tea as it usually made from the leaves, roots or flavours of different types of herbs.

It all depends on the type of herb used but there are many applications for herbal teas. Refer to this link and the link after this table for more info on Herbal Teas. http://eathealthylivefit.com/2011/12/the-health-benefits-of-herbal-teas/

Flavoured/Fruity tea: These teas are more for the flavour than the health benefits.

Click here to find out about the many different types of Herbal Teas available.

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3 Responses to Health Benefits of Different Types of Teas

  1. This is a good article for those who want to know the benefits of drinking tea

    • Nise says:

      Thanks for the feedback! Many people don’t know what the different types of teas are good for, so I’m glad to help.

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