Everyone has a personal choice when it comes to food and beverages. But if you are someone from Assam, then it is most probably that black tea is one of your favourites. Assam tea, which is popularly known as black tea is native to Assam due to the availability of water and tropical climate.
Assam is also the world's largest tea-growing region by production. The final product or the liquor which we drink is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant.
Black Tea is more heavily oxidised than any other type of tea. In this case, oxidisation is a chemical process that creates darker leaves and a more intense flavour.
Assam Tea is known for its full-bodied malty flavour, deep aroma, rich colour and brisk taste.
Several types of research have proven the beneficial effects of black tea.
Various researches have been conducted on this plant to know its beneficial effects. It has been discovered that black tea contains some unique compounds called theaflavins, threarubigins and catechins which work as antioxidants in our body and keep our body safe from various diseases.
The antioxidants in black tea fights with the negative effects of the free radicals which in turn protects our cells from damage and reduces any kind of inflammation.Our body naturally produces free radicals, which are highly reactive chemicals. When too many free radicles accumulate, it contributes to the rise of various diseases and accelerates ageing.
The antioxidants in black tea fights with the negative effects of the free radicals which in turn protects our cells from damage and reduces any kind of inflammation.
Some animal study even says that the polyphenolic compounds in the black tea help in reducing cholesterol and prevents the build-up of plaque in blood vessels. The polyphenolic compound also functions like prebiotics in the digestive tract. Prebiotic compounds are found in various foods that support the growth and maintenance of healthy bacteria in our gut.
Several studies even say that the compounds in black tea might inhibit the growth and spread of cancer cells in our bodies.
Black tea also contains caffeine which may not be suitable if taken in overdose. So it is always suggested to have it within limits. 1 cup(240 ml) of black tea has 60-112mg of caffeine. In the case of pregnancy, a lady should limit her caffeine intake to up to 200mg per day.
Black tea is famous for its malty flavour, deep aroma, rich colour and brisk taste.