Black Tea- For More Than Just Drinking

Chinese-Black-TeaBlack Tea contains minerals like potassium, zinc, and magnesium; vitamins like C, E, and B2; essential oils, tannins, and polyphenols. Why is this good news? Polyphenols are a natural antioxidant which has been extensively studied and has been found to neutralize cancer causing free radicals. Tannins found in black tea help to protect us from the effects of the environment and can protect our skin from environmental toxins. Both of these items promote skin regeneration and help to prevent the signs of premature aging, tighten pores, and provide the skin with vitamins and minerals which promote its overall good health.

2968068674_672c6943b6Did you know that Black Tea is good for much more than just drinking? Tea has many powerful antioxidants that help heal and rejuvenate skin cells, soothe wrinkles, speed healing, and can help treat acne, excema, and other skin conditions. Tea backs can be used on the eyes to reduce puffiness, a towel soaked in strong tea can be laid over a sunburn to help sooth the skin and prevent peeling, and tea can even be poured over the skin and used in the bath to help improve the look and feel of the skin. Black Tea is also used in lotions, soaps, bath salts, and other both and body products on a regular basis too.

Fun Tea Facts:

  • Black tea production involves withering, rolling, fermenting and then firing the leaves which helps to preserve the tea for long periods of time.

  • The traditional process of curing, storing, and packaging tea was originally used black-teato prevent it from rotting during the long trips from China to the rest of the world- which is why black tea is the type most people are familiar with.

  • This simple yet healthy drink is a worldwide beverage and tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, second only to water.

  • All tea comes from the same plant; the different tea types are only created due to different processing methods. This is why black tea offers a strong taste and why green tea has more antioxidants than other types.

7 thoughts on “Black Tea- For More Than Just Drinking

  1. Black tea is among my favorite varieties of tea. I usually drink it with a bit of honey and cream, in the evenings. For me, it is highly relaxing and I have also seen the skin benefits of drinking it on a periodic basis. My skin looks much healthier now, many of my previous problems having faded or disappeared altogether. Black tea has even helped me fight the acne that had been plaguing me since childhood.

    1. I have always loved tea to drink simply for the great taste, so the health benefits are just a wonder addition 😀 I have heard that you are supposed to be able to take the tea bags after you have brewed your tea and while they are still warm and a little wet lay them on your eyes and it helps with puffiness and those dark circles. As a full time professional writer and a mom of an almost 3 year old toddler, I have raccoon eyes- so I think I may try to that and see how it works.

      1. A friend of mine uses this method to get rid of dark circles and according to her it works miraculously well. She said that no cosmetic product on the market was able to help her quite as much as the tea bags did.

  2. I started drinking black tea from last couple of months and it gives me some extra energy. After regular drinking for last two months I can feel difference in my skin, it seems fresh and clear than earlier. Amaze to know some fun facts about it!

  3. I’ve heard of the wonders of green tea but have been largely unfamiliar with what black tea has to offer. It definitely took some time to get used to green tea, however, I found that the health benefits made the sacrifice in taste worth it! I may look into purchasing some high-quality black tea, and see if I experience similar benefits to green tea.

    I also didn’t know that teas could be used for reasons other than drinking. Given that I do have quite bad acne, I may try black tea as a solution.

  4. 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 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!!

  5. Black tea with honey is my favourite and i drink a lot of it everyday. In the morning, later at work, in the afternoon, before bed etc. I love it’s taste and it’s far better than coffee imo. My wife is using it to remove the dark circles too. I don’t know if it has any effect on that, but she sais it does so…

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