New Delhi: Tea is a universally loved beverage. There is hardly a person who doesn't indulge in at least a cup in a day.
Its different forms, flavours and types give tea connoisseurs the variety they long for and their way of brewing only enhances their taste further.
Well, your hot cuppa in the morning just got better and healthier!
Below we give you five such teas that are powerhouses of health. Have a look!
1. Green Tea:
This infusion has many fans across the world because of weight loss properties. Its subtle flavours and antioxidants have made it a favourite among tea lovers and its health benefits are an added bonus. Besides aiding in weight loss, green tea also promotes brain function and reduces the risk of cancer.
2. Chamomile Tea:
A chamomile infusion is known worldwide for having a soothing, calming effect on the nerves, when one is under stress. From stomach cramps and insomnia to migraines and allergies, chamomile tea has earned its popularity as one of the most recommended teas. Popular uses of chamomile preparations include treating hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders, ulcers, gastrointestinal disorders, and haemorrhoids. Chamomile tea is also used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, chickenpox and psoriasis.
3. Black Tea:
Due to its low caffeine content, many people across the globe prefer their tea without milk. It boosts circulation, while the its fluoride content promotes oral and bone health. Unlike green tea, black tea, once processed eliminates all antioxidants existing in it.
4. White Tea:
White tea generally features young and/or minimally processed leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The infusion adds value to health by reducing the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disorder and improving oral health. It has antioxidant and anti-aging properties which help in maintaining good health and healthy skin. It generates large amounts of caffeine when brewed for longer durations.
5. Oolong Tea:
This infusion is a traditional Chinese tea and is also called 'wulong' tea. It's rich content of antioxidants help in the reduction of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, inflammatory disorders and high cholesterol levels. Apart from these benefits, it also helps in weight loss and promotes healthier skin. According to the Tea Association of the United States, oolong tea falls somewhere between green and black teas, as its leaves are only partially oxidized.