The dried and processed leaves of one species of the plant Camellia Sinensis is known as Tea. It is considered to be an agricultural product of the leaf buds, leaves, internodes of different sub varieties and cultivars of the plant Camellia Sinensis. A variety of methods is used to process and cure it.
An aromatic beverage prepared with hot and boiling water from the cured leaves is also called tea and sometimes the plant itself is named after it.
Green tea is made with steamed leaves and therefore contains a high level of antioxidants. It has a lot of advantages of people as it prevents the growth of breast, stomach, lungs, pancreatic, bladder and colorectal cancers. It also assists in burning fat which eventually leads to weight loss. Cholesterol levels are reduced and chances of strokes are also brought down. Chances of neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer disease are also minimized. Clogging of arteries is prevented by green tea and it also counteracts oxidative stress on the brain.
Black Or Liquor Tea
Another type of tea is black tea, which can be taken with lime or lemon. Black tea is completely oxidised through which it is ripened. Fermentation is the name given to the process of oxidisation which simply adds a robust, deep, rich and unique flavour. The beauty of this tea is that it requires just a little sugar or almost no sugar and can be taken in cold forms. Iced teas in particular are made from black tea and are a very popular health drink. The goodness of lemon combined with ice and tea is light on calories and great on heath.
As it composed from fermented tea leaves, it is known to have very high dose of caffeine and it is used to make instant teas and flavored teas. Through researched it was revealed that black tea reduces the risk of heart attack. It is also useful in protecting the lungs which results from constant and habitual smoking. White tea is another type of tea which can be made. When the leaf buds haven’t opened fully and the leaves are still covered with fine silky hairs, white tea is picked. It is one of the most expensive and rarest teas produced and the delicate leaf buds are air dried quickly to produce it. As compared to green and black tea, white tea contains three times more antioxidants. However, one must ensure that they use toned or low calorie milk along with brown sugar for such teas.