Black 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.
Did 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 to 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.