Tree of Knowledge about Tea !

Tea
Tea

  • From warm weather plant – Camellia sinensis
    • Except herbal tea
  • Black tea
    • Oxydized for 2-4 hours
    • Most used
    • Adding milk ruins advantage!
    • Helps in
      • Blood Pressure irregulation
      • Arteries get relaxed
  • Green Tea
    • Not oxydized
    • Leaves are steamed, rolled and dried
    • Has antioxidant – rich in polyphenols – epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)
    • Helps in curing
      • Cancer, Rheumatoid arthritis, High cholesterol levels,
        Heart disease, Infection, Impaired immune function,
        Obesity, overweight, High blood sugar levels, Ageing
  • Oolong Tea
    • Leaves are withered, rolled, semi-fermented and fired
    • Rich in polyphenols
    • Helps in
      • Obesity, tooth decay, atopic dermatitis
      • Drink after high-cholesterol meal to reduce fat intake
  • White Tea
    • Least processed
    • Leaves and buds are steamed and dried
    • Helps in
      • Like Green tea, but better
  • Matcha Tea
    • High quality green tea
    • Leaves are ground fine
      • Tea particle goes to water
      • instead of steeped/strained like other tea
    • Strong, sometimes bitter flavor
    • Helps in
      • Like green tea, but better
  • Pu-erh Tea
    • processed, fermented, formed into bricks or cakes and aged
    • Older is costier
    • Named after chines town
    • Strong earthly taste
    • Helps in
      • Cholesterol level, indigestion, hangover
  • Red Tea
    • rooibos
    • Herbal tisane grown only in South Africa
    • Rich in polyphenols and flavonoids
    • Naturally caffeine free
    • Has iron, potassium and copper
    • Helps in
      • Boosts immune system
  • May contain fluorides and pesticides like all veg
    • Harms bones
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