5 Impressive Benefits of Black Tea

The health benefits of black tea include beneficial impacts for high cholesterol, diarrhea, tooth decay, low-concentration levels, digestive problems, poor blood circulation, high blood pressure, and asthma. It is one of the most popular teas known to man, and is well known for its medicinal qualities and health benefits.

The various health benefits of black tea have been widely accepted and embraced all over the world. Tea is one of the most beloved drinks or beverages in the world. Tea grows from the plant named Camellia Sinensis. Most countries prefer it to green tea. The difference between black tea and green or white tea is the way that it is processed.

During the processing stage, black tea is fermented and oxidized, which gives it the unique color, flavor, and health benefits that are so widely known. On the other hand, green tea and white tea are not fermented.

Nutritional Value of Black Tea

If you enjoy the flavor of black tea, you also have a choice to consume it in a variety of ways. Chinese people add sweetening agents, spices, chocolate, or even rare herbs while brewing black tea. In India, milk and sugar is normally added to it. Some people also add various herbs including ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon grass, mulethi, or holy basil (tulsi).

Plain black tea is rich in antioxidants known as polyphenols and also has minimal contents of sodium, proteins, and carbohydrates. According to Boston’s School of Medicine, it reverses the abnormal functioning of blood vessels, which may lead to strokes and other cardiovascular conditions.

tea2Health Benefits of Black Tea

Black tea is known for its curative qualities and other health benefits. Some of them are as follows:

Heart Ailments: The regular consumption of black tea can help repair coronary artery dysfunctions in many heart patients. Therefore, black tea drinkers are at a decreased risk of contracting many cardiovascular diseases.

Diarrhea: Black tea has a healing effect on intestinal disorders due to the presence of tannins. It is advisable for all diarrhea patients to sip plain, black tea slowly for maximum benefits.

Asthma: Hot and brewed liquids, in general, bring relief to asthmatic conditions. In light of that fact, it is no surprise that black tea is extremely beneficial for asthmatic patients, as it expands the air passage, thereby allowing patients to breathe more easily.

Digestive Problems: Black tea is rich in abundant tannins and other chemicals that have a positive and relaxing effect on the digestive system of human body. This anti-inflammatory quality of black tea is also helpful for curing digestive disorders.

High Cholesterol: According to a study conducted by the American Heart Association in New Orleans, people who consume black tea can reduce their bad cholesterol levels, which are responsible for heart strokes and fatal attacks. It has also been found that people who drink 3 to 4 cups of black tea every day are at a lower risk for heart problems than those who consume minimal amounts or no tea at all.

Breast Cancer: Drinking tea, either black or green varieties, aids women in preventing cancerous growth in the breasts, especially women in the pre-menopausal phase. Tea assists in raising the level of globulin hormones during the female menstrual cycle periods. The presence of theaflavins in black tea destroys abnormal cells in the body before they cause any major damage or change into cancerous cells.

Thus, you can see that drinking this type of tea is equally beneficial for health as drinking green tea. Almost 80% of humans consume black tea. It is readily available and you can choose from hundreds of flavors and mixtures on the market. If you go anywhere in the world, you are sure to be offered black tea as an option for a stimulating and refreshing beverage.


Recent medical research suggests that the compounds found in black tea, namely theaflavins and thearubigens, are positively loaded with health benefits, in addition to giving the tea its dark color and unique flavor.

So, go ahead, enjoy that freshly brewed hot cup of black tea and stay healthy all your life!

Word of Caution: Many people have the habit of drinking black tea 3-5 times a day. They get so addicted to tea that if they skip it even once from their routine schedule, they may suffer from headaches the next day.

Black tea is also known to cause acidity issues in the stomach. Therefore, do not get addicted to black tea. Furthermore, avoid drinking tea after lunch or dinner, as it may lead to poor digestion, whereas at other points in the day, it can promote healthy digestion.

References: American Heart Association and Boston’s School of Medicine

  1. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/104/2/151.short

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Get rid of the ridiculous notion, that LDL is in any way bad!!! Just stop it. Go read the scientific literature. Low LDL levels are associated with INCREASED mortality!


I love all kinds of Camellia sinensis tea's especially black and green ones. I love big leafy Ruhuna ones and green Gunpowder, Sencha and Gyokuro. I believe hot cup of tea during a day is a very nice and healthy habit. It relaxes me, clears my mind and inspires. It doesn't give me shakes like coffee yet it gives me relaxed focus. You too should consider drinking more tea!


Just all the sugar we dump in our tea likely isn't good.

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I love black Tea
Its very Yum!

Now i can drink it and think its healthy


Thanks for sharing the useful post.


I have had a severe case of diarrhea for over a year since being on medications. To the point I was afraid to leave the house and my bathroom. I have had several extremely embarrassing accidents while shopping. I started drinking Organic Black tea because my son brought some around and I liked the flavor with a small amount of raw local honey, a lot. After about 2 to 3 week I started being diarrhea free. I had no idea why so started doing some research on black tea. I found that it is very beneficial to gut health!! Hello black tea, you are my new best friend!!


you might have a yeast overgrowth in your gut


Excellent info thanks


I prefer fresh mint leaves...most delish & great for your stummy!!!


I prefer fresh mint leaves...most delish & great for your stummy!!!


Dis is what i was lookin for...:-)


fantastic informations


These are the health benefits of black tea. When you you want to take your tea don't add sugar of milk. Lime, lemon or honey will do.


emmanuel....should we not add,fresh lemon extract in tea ????


your are right we should not add any in black tea only if you can't enjoy the taste of it other-wise just black tea.....all the benefit are amazing guys....as above said. Good luck all

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