[AD] Among all the possible drinks we consume, black tea is literally at the top of popularity. It is brewed nearly all over the world from South to North, and from East to West.
Some of you may say that there is nothing to tell about this drink, however, it is far more interesting to discover than anyone could imagine!
Today, let’s get acquainted with several fast facts about this drink.
Can Tea Be Health Beneficial? Yes!
Let’s clarify at once that tea leaves will reveal all of their beneficial traits only if being made properly using water of respective temperature since different sorts of tea need different brewing conditions. This is why we sometimes have to boil water longer or less depending on what sort of tea we’re going to make. And if that’s your case, knowing how fast water boils under different conditions can be very helpful.
Now let’s go back to our delicious drink! You might not know about it but black tea affects positively on our health in fact. It is rich in antioxidants (that’s what a TV advertisement tells us every day from the screens!), in addition, some other components, e.g. polyphenols, can be found in this drink which gives it certain advantages.
- Black tea is good for preventing diseases
First of all, this drink has elements called flavonoids that help us to avoid various diseases. Doctors even prescribe drinking 2-3 cups of black tea per day to get a proper dose of these beneficial compounds!
In addition, you probably aware that black tea is a source of antioxidants? And that makes this drink a perfect preventive measure for cancer and heart problems!
- It’s a true find for digestive health
The tannins it contains bring down gastric illnesses, help with digestion, and decrease various unpleasant aftermath our gut can cause (e.g. hoove).
So drinking a cup of two per day will definitely make you feel better.
How to Drink Tea
Such a heading might be surprising but drinking tea is a true science! It has nothing to do with throwing a pinch of leaves into the cup, pouring hot water in it, and keeping it for a minute or two. That’s not how it works!
To prepare a proper drink, take 1 tsp of leaves per one cup of water. As for the temperature, everything is different here. Some sorts of tea require rolling water whereas others must be brewed with almost boiled one.
- Darjeeling tea
This sort will taste acrid if prepared with rolling water. As a rule of thumb, use water of 185-194 F and soak up the drink for 3 min. For spring-picked leaves, use cooler water.