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  MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Black tea (Camellia sinensis)
Black tea is a source of caffeine, a methylxanthine which stimulates the central nervous system, relaxes smooth muscle in the airways to the lungs (bronchioles), stimulates the heart, and acts on the kidney as a diuretic (increasing urine).
Tea may reduce the risk of platelet aggregation or endothelial dysfunction, proposed to be beneficial against blockage of arteries in the heart.
Tea polyphenols and theaflavins are present in prostate tissue of humans and mice after green and fl tea consumption.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-black_tea.html   (2948 words)

 Tea Glossary
Black tea that is scented with the essential oil of bergamot, a citrus.
This tea is typically understood as a lightly fermented tea, between green and fl tea on a continuum.
Tea grown in the Yunnan province, in the southwest of China.
www.tealand.com /Glossary.htm   (1267 words)

 Types of tea : White, Green, Oolong and Black
The classic definition of tea is the brew made from the infusion of water and the leaves of an evergreen plant of the Camellia family.
Tea spin offs, such as scented, flavored or blended teas, are produced using one of the four major types of tea as a base.
A flavored tea such as Earl Grey is mainly the combination of bergamot oil and a strong fl tea.
www.planet-tea.com /what_is_tea.html   (949 words)

 Stash Tea: Tea Types
Some of the popular fl teas include English Breakfast (good breakfast choice since its hearty flavor mixes well with milk), Darjeeling (a blend of Indian teas with a flowery bouquet suited for lunch) and Orange Pekoe (a blend of Ceylon teas that is the most widely used of the tea blends).
A smoky tea with a hint of sweetness to it, it is served plain and is the second most popular tea in the world today.
Until the Sixth Century, tea was consumed primarily as a remedy for headaches, kidney trouble, poor digestion, ulcers, and to guard against "the noxious gasses of the body and lethargy".
www.stashtea.com /teatypes.htm   (1856 words)

 Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea
Green tea, fl tea, and oolong tea are all rich in antioxidants, part of your body's natural defense against disease.
The health benefits of tea are one compelling reason: Green and fl teas have 10 times the amount of antioxidants found in fruits and veggies, by one estimate.
All teas from the camellia tea plant are rich in polyphenols, which are a type of antioxidant.
www.webmd.com /content/article/104/107641.htm   (806 words)

 The Republic of Tea - A rare selection of premium white, red, green, black, Oolong and chai teas.
Teas from different countries, growing regions within the countries and gardens within the regions can vary, just as wine grapes vary to make variations among merlots.
Republic Darjeeling - The Champagne of Teas --This Darjeeling tea blend has the smooth character of second flush leaves with the deep qualities of third flush leaves, resulting in a full, round cup.
Golden Yunnan - Elevate The Senses Tea - From the cloud-veiled mountains of Yunnan, the birthplace of tea, this rare, high-grown, golden tippy Yunnan is one of the most prized China fl teas in the world.
www.republicoftea.com /pages/blacktea.asp   (472 words)

 Black Tea and Chai
Black teas from China are mellow, sweet and rich with low astringency and a slight smokiness.
Black teas from India tend toward brisk, tangy and bold flavors and are more astringent.
Rich and robust fl tea is blended with the natural essence of the Chinese lychee fruit to create a refreshing sweet and fruity treat.
www.thefragrantleaf.com /blackteas.html   (259 words)

 Tea and Cancer Prevention - National Cancer Institute
Although tea is consumed in a variety of ways and varies in its chemical makeup, one study showed steeping either green or fl tea for about five minutes released over 80 percent of its catechins.
One study involving over 18,000 men found tea drinkers were about half as likely to develop stomach or esophageal cancer as men who drank little tea, even after adjusting for smoking and other health and diet factors (3).
It investigated the link between fl tea consumption and the subsequent risk of stomach, colorectal, lung, and breast cancers among 58,279 men and 62,573 women ages 55 to 69.
www.cancer.gov /newscenter/pressreleases/tea   (892 words)

 Medical Benefits of Drinking Hot Tea - Healing Powers of Hot Tea - Drink Green Tea for Better Health - Tea for healing ...
Cancer: Green tea extracts were found to inhibit the growth of bladder cancer cells in the lab — while other studies suggest that drinking green tea protects against developing stomach and esophageal cancers.
Tea is a rich source of the flavonoids quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin, and research shows that high dietry intake of these compounds is associated with a reduced risk of fatal heart attacks.
Wu said that while earlier studies in Japan have shown the cavity-fighting benefits of green tea, known for its rich antioxidants, her team chose to focus on fl tea, which is more popular in western culture.
www.farsinet.com /hottea/medicalbenefits.html   (1578 words)

 PreventDisease.com - Black Tea Helps Prevent Cavities
``We found that the fl tea infusion can inhibit or suppress the growth of bacteria that promotes cavities and affect their ability to attach to tooth surfaces,'' said Christine Wu, professor of periodontics at the University of Illinois and lead researcher on one part of the study.
Wu said that while earlier studies in Japan have shown the cavity-fighting benefits of green tea, known for being rich in antioxidants, her team chose to focus on fl tea, which is more popular in Western culture.
A specific element of fl tea, polyphenols, killed or suppressed cavity-causing bacteria from either growing or producing acid, according to Wu's study.
preventdisease.com /news/articles/black_tea_prevents_cavities.shtml   (573 words)

 Black Tea, Green Tea, Herbal Tea, White Tea
Black Tea: After picking, the tea leaves are left to absorb oxygen before firing.
In one legend, the owner of a tea plantation was scared away from his drying tea leaves by the appearance of a fl snake; when he cautiously returned several days later, the leaves had been oxidized by the sun and gave a delightful brew.
Black teas are left out to dry (oxidize) the longest, oolongs have a little less oxidation time, green teas have much less oxidation time, and white teas none at all.
www.savoure.com /teas.cfm   (897 words)

 Black Tea:.com - from green tea to black tea
Black Tea - transition of the green tea leaf..
The best Assam fl teas are grown in high altitudes with clouds comforting the tea plant and moisturizing it's leaves.
Enzymes oxidize the tea leaf and turn it brown just like a tree leaf in the fall changes colors from green to brown.This process is accelerated by increased heat and high humidity.
www.blacktea.com   (463 words)

 Golden Moon Tea - Award Winning, Highest Flavor Loose Leaf Tea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This loose leaf tea is traditionally served in small glasses with a sprig of fresh mint and a touch of sugar.
Black tea sprinkled with rose petals for a light, floral taste and scent.
High-quality fl tea with subtle essences of bergamot and lavender.
www.goldenmoontea.com   (1833 words)

 Celestial Seasonings : Tea and Your Health
Drinking tea on a regular basis may help protect patients with existing cardiovascular disease, according to a study in the May 7 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, which finds that tea consumption is associated with an increased rate of survival following a heart attack.
Black tea consumption may lower bad cholesterol levels and could one day be used to help reduce the chance of heart disease for those at risk, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
We assessed the effects of fl tea consumption on lipid and lipoprotein concentrations in mildly hypercholesterolemic adults.
www.celestialseasonings.com /tea-health/benefits-black-tea.html   (437 words)

 Chinese Green Tea, Chinese Black Tea and Chinese Oolong Tea
Unlike green teas fl teas are allowed to ferment for many hours before the are either smoke fired (Lapsang Souchong), flame fired or steamed.
Tea is partially fermented and retains most of the nutrients of green tea and have more distinct flavor and color than their green counterparts.
Freshly hand picked young buds are steamed to stop oxidation (Japanese green teas are steamed) It is considered to be a “ tea of teas “ - and it is labeled by some companies as a “ rare tea ”.
www.bodyofmine.com /tea/Chinese_Tea/chinese_tea.htm   (398 words)

 ceylon tea exporters, ceylon tea suppliers, black tea sri lanka
Black Tea Exports (Pvt) Ltd was incorporated in the year of 1993 with intention of serving the Globe with world's best teas from Ceylon (presently known as Sri Lanka), which is famous for its taste, aroma and has risen to be the No.01 choice of natural beverage for consumers' the World over.
The high demand placed for quality Black tea from large and medium scale distributors enabled us to focus our core tea exports in bulk.
Black Tea Exports is into the operation of exporting fl tea both as company brands and private labels with a large variety of elegantly packed to highest international standards.
www.ceylonblacktea.com   (195 words)

 Pu-erh tea, Chinese tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Organic Green Tea
White tea consists of young buds and is antioxidant rich.
Tea in its natural state is rich in antioxidants and delivers a myriad of micro nutrients that can assist in the prevention of many medical conditions, aid digestion and enhance weight loss.
As you discover all the nuances of tastes in these teas, it is easy to understand how Chinese teas are a world unto themselves.
www.generationtea.com   (235 words)

 Black Tea
Black tea, or red tea as it's known in China, is the result of a complete oxidation of the leaf before being fired.
Second Flush teas are picked early in the spring by hand in the foothills of the Himalayas.
This China fl tea is flavored with the aromatic longan fruit.
www.inpursuitoftea.com /Black_Tea_s/42.htm   (552 words)

 Black Tea: Covering the Basics
Black tea is, obviously, the darkest variety of tea, and often it's the strongest--it's the closest to coffee that you're going to get.
Since you're reading an article produced by a gourmet tea company, I can assume that you're not a fan of cheap tea bags and that I don't need to tell you that tea produced by the CTC method is of vastly lower quality than that of a hand-rolled tea.
When you get your tea, you are going to want to use about a teaspoon per eight ounces of water--if you're using one our snazzy ingenuiTEAs (all the cool kids do!), you'll use about two teaspoons total.
www.teamuse.com /article_060501.html   (1058 words)

 Tea Time? Black Tea May Help Heart
The study indicates that drinking fl tea may improve functioning of cells lining blood vessels in the heart and elsewhere-- known as endothelial cells -- which help regulate flow of blood.
Study author Joseph A. Vita, MD, says fl tea appears to have beneficial effects on endothelial cells in both the short term and the longer term.
Black and green teas contain antioxidants, which are believed to neutralize the harmful effects of the body's own natural chemical processes when cells are oxidized.
www.webmd.com /content/article/33/1728_83147   (541 words)

 Strand Tea Company Home Page
Rooibos tea is brewed from the leaf of the plant Aspalathus linearis which grows on the slopes of the Cedarberg mountain range around Clanwillium, South Africa.
Tea ranges from the delicate to the exotic to the hearty, and is equally at ease as an everyday drink or being the center of special occasions and ceremonies.
Tea tastings and tea demonstrations are designed to help people understand the basic types of tea, find the teas they like, get the best taste out of what they select, and become confident in brewing and serving teas.
www.strandtea.com   (1455 words)

 Organic Black Tea
Black teas are richer in color, flavor, and are higher in caffeine than any other tea.
Black tea comes from the same Camelilia sinensis plant as green tea, the only difference being that fl tea is fermented.
Ceylon tea comes from partially fermenting young tea leaves and is revered as a lively classic with a smooth taste that is not to bitter to the palate.
www.mountainroseherbs.com /tea_bev/tea_black.php   (734 words)

 Black Tea
Black tea is the most popular tea in the world.
In addition to pure fl tea, new tastes and flavors have been created by blending fl tea with chrysanthemums, plums, ginger, hibiscus, or lemon.
With all these selections, there is a fl tea to suit your taste.
www.tentea.com /blacktea1.html   (92 words)

 Black Tea
Black tea is currently the most popular in the US, enjoyed mainly as iced tea.
The fame of fl tea is mainly due to the invention of the tea bag in 1904 by NYC tea merchant Thomas Sullivan.
Adagio Teas continues to sell the finest loose fl tea you'll find, and now offers many varieties in a convenient gourmet tea bag as well.
www.adagio.com /black   (110 words)

 Chinese black tea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Congou fl tea:Congou fl tea is evolved from Souchong fl tea.
The famous Chinese congou fl teas include:Qihong of Anhui (Keemun fl), Dianhong of Yunnan, Suhong of Jiangsu, Chuanhong of Sichuan and Huhong of Hunan.
Accoding to the different shapes, broken fl tea is classified into four types: whole Leaf fl, with short strip shape; broken leaf fl, with small grain shape; Fannings fl, with small slice shape; Dust fl, with powdered shape.
www.fmltea.com /Black-tea.htm   (555 words)

 Chinese Tea Store - TeaSpring.com
Tea connoisseurs appreciate Chinese Black tea as a beverage with various purifying qualities.
They are the least processed tea, undergoing just steaming and drying, leaving it close to its natural state.
Some tea connoisseurs reputedly use different pots for different types of tea as this is said to draw out the best flavor of the tea.
www.teaspring.com   (574 words)

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