Researchers from many years are trying to discover how the ingredients in a cup of tea can improve one’s mood, focus, and perhaps even ward off depression and dementia. For centuries, people across the globe discovered the amazing and invigorating qualities of tea cuppa.
“A cup of tea a day ,keeps worries away”.
But do you know the secret science behind your tea cuppa?
“Camellia Sinensis” is the name of the bush or tea plant. Tea is made by leaves and leaf buds of this plant. In 2737 B.C tea was discovered accidentally when boiling the water in the garden, a leaf from a wild tea tree blew into the pot. At that time people consumed tea as herbal medicine or an antidote of poison.
The Exposition of Tea Cuppa
The tea is produced in six main types -white, black, green, oolong, yellow and post-fermented. They all come from the same plant but the difference lies in how the leaves are treated after they are harvested. Each type of tea has its own aroma and visual appearance. The changes in chemical composition, taste, and aroma are created during the oxidation process.
“Herbal teas, however, are not made up of the same plant and are not tea. These are the product of roots, flowers, and leaves. Chamomile and peppermint are the most healthy and popular herbal drink in the world”. They are less commonly called Tisane.
Health Benefits of Tea cuppa
Tea cuppa contains healthy chemicals like – polyphenols, flavonoids. These chemicals act as antioxidants that scavenge free radicals and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers.
The small amount of caffeine in tea is associated with mental alertness and enhances relaxation. Black, yellow, and oolong tea all contain caffeine.
Amazing Facts on different tea that you didn’t know
1. Green tea cuppa– It is loaded with polyphenol and antioxidant, including a catechin called EGCG. These antioxidants can have various beneficial effects on health.
2. Black tea cuppa- It contains flavonoids, which is beneficial for heart health. Studies have found that regularly drinking black tea may help reduces the risk of heart disease.
3. Oolong tea cuppa- It helps you to burn fat at a faster rate by raising your metabolism up for 2 hours after drinking it. This healing hot cuppa can increase your mental alertness and performance naturally.
4. White tea cuppa- It has numerous health benefits besides weight loss, it improves your hair and skin health, maintaining reproductive health, and oral infections.
For Some “More than any other beverage, the sensory experience of tea evokes more emotions and memories”.
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