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Awesome Health benefits of black tea

Researched by Sarfraz
Updated on 1/1/2022


Tea is the second most famous beverage after water. It has various types. Green and Black tea are some most famous and liked by people all round the world. Various types of tea are usually obtained from the plant leave with drying and oxidation method.

Black Tea

It is a famous type of tea which comes with many health benefits. Peoples love to drink it due to its effectiveness and nice flavor. It goes through more oxidization process as compared to other types like yellow, white, and green tea.

B-Tea usually prepared from the leaves of a shrub, which is a medium-size plant. Tea expert or producer blend the leaves of the shrub with other related plants leaves for extra flavor and taste.

Black tea has less caffeine than coffee but contains a more value of caffeine compared to other types. Its rich flavor provides the addicted taste and a person can obtain many health-related benefits by drinking it.

Black tea origin and its discovery

In the 17th century, the people of China discovered this tea.. From China, it's popularity flourish to all over the world. the world.

Before discovering of B-tea, green tea and oolong tea were famous among the people of China.

The Discovery of this tea has a very interesting story. An unscheduled camp of the army near the tea factory helps its discovery. Army arrival stopped the production function of the factory. Due to the halt in production, the leaves of plants started changing their color.

To save them and dry fast, a farmer put some leaves over the pinewood fire.

A smoky solid black tea flavored raised from the leaves, and that was how black tea discover

Very soon, it becomes famous among the people of China. In China, B-tea is known as "red tea" because of its red color.


In 2018 business community made $28.4 billion by selling black tea products all over the world.

B-tea business is growing very fast, especially in Asian countries. Experts are suggesting that in 2025 market value of this tea can reach $41.1 billion. 

Top producer 

China is the top world's largest producer of black tea. India, Kenya, and Srilanka follows its lead.

Countries who are top exporter

According to the Statista, in 2018 China, UAE and Poland were the top exporters of B-tea, respectively. China makes 210 million USD from the export business. UAE and Poland make 182.78 million USD and 148.11 million USD, respectively. (1) 

Countries who are top importer

According to records, Pakistan is the top importer of black tea. Pakistanis love to spend money on tea. Most people in can live without water, but they can't live a day without Black tea.

In 2018 Pakistan imported 570 million USD value of black tea. It's beverage is famously known as "chai pati" or "dodh pati" in Pakistan. Russia and United States are the second and third importer of B-tea. (2) 

Health benefits 

The Health benefits of drinking black tea are a lot. It has many antioxidants that can provide many health effects to the body. Moreover, it improves heart health and prevents the body from various diseases.

Here are the top 10 health benefits of black tea:

It lowers the blood pressure

High blood pressure is the leading disease that is responsible for silence and early deaths in people. Hypersensitivity or high blood pressure is affecting approximately 1 billion people in the world. It is a silent killing illness which further contributes in bring many significant diseases.

Bad cardiovascular health, kidney diseases, heart attack, vision problems, and other health problems can result from high blood pressure.

Scientific studies have proved that the consumption of black tea can help in reducing blood pressure. According to research on large numbers of people, daily 3 cups of this tea can improve systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Daily consumption of black tea may also reduce stress which is mainly responsible for raising bloodpressure. (3) (4)  

May improve heart health.

Heart diseases or CVD are the no 1 in causing deaths. Black tea may help in improving heart health. This tea reduces blood pressure. Normal  level of blood pressure is necessary for heart health. Moreover, this tea has many antioxidants that provide benefits to Cardio Vascular Health.

Flavonoids in the black tea makes the heart strong.

Drinking black tea daily may reduce many diseases that cause heart problems like high blood pressure, harmful cholesterol levels, obesity, and lousy triglyceride levels. Studies and researches found that daily consumption of black can protect a person from heart health complications.(5)

A study in 2011 on a large group of people concluded that daily consumption of black tea, just like a regular diet, can lower the risks of harmful cardiovascular incidents by providing the healthy nutrients to the body. Conclusion of many researches also prove a positive link between black tea with heart health. Some studies proved that drinking 3 to 8 glasses of black tea can result in fewer chances of chronic heart diseases.  (6) 

It has many essential antioxidants.

Healthy antioxidants are essential for our bodies. These contents provide help in improving the health status of the body.

A review of many studies found that consumption of black tea can provide very beneficial effects to our bodies. A high level of flavonoids in black tea protects the body from tissues and cell damage. Healthy cells and tissues make the body strong, which as a result, fight against diseases well. (7) (8) 

Moreover, black tea has many polyphenols like catechins, thearubigins, and theaflavins.

Antioxidants are abundant in black tea, which improves the health of the body. In short, these polyphenols and antioxidants prevent many health risks and improves the overall health of the body. Natural black tea has the best value of healthy antioxidants. Getting these antioxidants from pills or tablets can harm your health; that is why prefer natural food, which has the health-friendly value of antioxidants. (9) (10)

It improves alertness and focuses.

Many people consume black tea to improve alertness at work. They like to drink tea while performing their work at home, school, or a job.

Black tea is rich in caffeine and amino acid which plays a crucial role in improving alertness and focus.

L-theanine, a nutrient of black tea, reduces stress and helps the brain relax, resulting in improved brain activity and focus.

A review of studies found that a combination of caffeine and l-theanine improves mental alertness, accuracy, and focus. Some other studies on this second most famous beverage concluded the same results.(10)

Experts found that black tea is more effective in keeping the person alert, focused, and attentive.  (11) 

Reduces risks of brain stroke

A stroke usually occurs due to the loss of blood supply to the brain. Blood provides oxygen to the brain, and its reduction can lead to damaged cells of the brain.

Stroke can cause brain cell death, and prompt medical treatments are essential for hope. According to WHO, stroke is also the leading illness that kills many people yearly. High numbers of deaths are being reported globally just because of CVD related issues like stroke. (12) (13)

It is surprising to know that black tea contains beneficial effects that lower stroke risks. Perhaps antioxidants value in black tea is a cheap tool against these types of sufferings.

Science has done many studies on black tea and its relation to reducing the risks of diseases.

A study for 11 years on 74961 people, including men and women who were CVD and cancer-free, found that high consumption of black tea works very well against the risks of strokes. Results of that study concluded that consumption of this tea could lower the chances of dying due to stroke. (13) (14) 

Researchers did many studies, and by analyzing their findings, they present black tea as a healthy beverage that may prevent strokes and various other deadly diseases.  (14) (13) 

It may help against type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes is also a common disease that deteriorate the health system of the body. More diabetes also increases the risks of heart diseases, kidney failure, obesity, depression, glaucoma etc. 

Diabetes is in the list of the top 10 deadly diseases. It is a sudden killing illness which can give too much health damage by producing fatal health issues.

Elevated blood pressure due to type 2 diabetes can increase the risks of early death.

High consumption of unhealthy foods can raise the risks of type 2 diabetes. Living in a stressed environment is also includes in its causes list. 

A 4-week study on type 2 diabetes patients shows beneficial results because of this tea. Results show that daily doses of black tea can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in type diabetic patients. Studies also gives verdict that epigallocatechin gallate, abundant in black, green, and oolong tea, can help the human body improve insulin levels. Healthy and normal insulin levels are essential for good health. (13)

It helps in maintaining the health of the gut.

The gut contains enormous numbers of healthy bacteria that improve the health of the body. Consumption of black tea can increase the growth of these bacteria.

Dietary polyphenols found in black tea are beneficial in preventing harmful bacteria like salmonella and helicobacter pylori.

Healthy polyphenols i n B-tea help the "lactobacillus strains", which play an important role in the body. (14) (15)

It lower bad cholesterol risks

Bad levels of cholesterol can raise heart problems. Many cardiovascular diseases are associated with high levels of LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol.

Scientific studies have found that black Tea can reduce LDL cholesterol. With research expert finds that B-tea is healthy for heart and cardiovascular wellness. Ingredients in black Tea helps to improve the healthy cholesterol level(HDL) that prevents obesity and bad heart-related incidents. (15) (16)

Reduces the risks of Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque starts taking place in the walls of arteries. Free radicals, also known as unstoppable atoms that destroy the cells, are the main contributor in causing Atherosclerosis. Too much plaque causes resistance in the arteries, which can raise blood pressure, may cause kidney damage, stroke, and heart problems.

Some results of studies suggest that black Tea and green Tea both are very effective in inhibiting Atherosclerosis. ( 18 )

May lower the risks of different types of cancers.

Cancer is the most hated disease that causes huge numbers of deaths annually. According to WHO, cancer includes in top 10 diseases that cause millions of human fatalities globally every year. (12)

Some types of cancer are preventable with a healthy diet and a good diet, while some are non-preventable. concludes, consumption of green tea and black Tea can reduce the risks of cancer. Polyphenols in black and green tea are very effective against the development of cancer or tumor.

Medical studies results present black Tea as a very healthy beverage that inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Polyphenols in black tea reduces the growth of cancer. Black Tea can also helps the survival rate of cancer patients research says. (18) 

In women B-tea lower the risks off breast cancer. (20)

Expiry date

Oxidized black Tea can last more as compared to other famous Tea like green Tea. Black Tea can last one to two years if kept in a closed container. Keeping the Tea away from the sunlight improves the life of the Tea. A cool and dark place is best to store the black Tea.

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