5 Healthy Types Of Tea Your Body Will Thank You for

I know it’s hard to believe, but not everyone likes coffee. I’m one of those people that prefers the taste of a hot cup of tea. Not only does tea taste good, but it is also good for you. There are a variety of teas to choose from so you can mix it up depending on your mood.

1. Black Tea

Black tea is one of the world’s most popular drinks. You can enjoy the bold, brisk flavor in a glass of iced tea in the summer or steaming cup in the winter. Black tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant.

Single-origin teas come from one location in the world and are not blended with teas from other places. A blend of tea can have tea from multiple origins. Some single origin teas are Darjeeling, Ceylon, and Assam. Blends are more popular among consumers and include flavors like chai, earl grey, and English breakfast.

Not only does it taste good, but black tea is also packed with health benefits. Black tea contains polyphenols which are antioxidants that can improve your overall health.

Studies have shown that regular tea consumption can lower your cholesterol, lower your blood sugar levels, strengthen your immune system, and reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease. Black tea contains lower amounts of caffeine than coffee and may improve your focus and energy.

2. Green Tea

Green tea is grown all over the world. Like black tea, it comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference lies in how the leaves are processed. Green tea leaves are not allowed to turn black (oxidize) and are quickly heated after they are picked.

In China, the leaves are pan-fired and in Japan, the leaves are steamed. When brewed, green tea is lighter in color and has a different flavor profile than black tea. It is usually