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31 Amazing Benefits Of Black Tea For Skin, Hair And Health

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31 Amazing Benefits Of Black Tea For Skin, Hair And Health November 13, 2017

If you want to stay healthy, start your day with a cup of black tea. Discovered in China about 4000 years ago, it is now the most popularly consumed beverage. The benefits of black tea are endless. It has antioxidants and other phytonutrients that can help flush out toxins and heal your body (1).Moreover, it has low caffeine content as compared to coffee (2).

In this article, we have listed 31 amazing black tea benefits for your skin, hair, and health, which will certainly motivate you to make it a part of your routine. Before we unravel its goodness, let’s get to know a few interesting facts about black tea.

Table Of Contents:

What Is Black Tea?

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Black tea is produced by oxidizing the leaf of the plant Camellia sinensis. The name ‘black tea’ can be attributed to the color of the tea. However, technically, it is dark amber or orange in color. Hence, the Chinese referred to it as red tea. The method of black tea production makes it different from the other varieties of tea such as green tea and oolong tea.

After being plucked, the tea leaves are withered in order to release the moisture from them. When they lose the maximum amount of moisture, the leaves are rolled, either manually or with the help of machines, through exposure to high temperature. Once the leaves are oxidized fully, they are sorted according to their size. The caffeine content in any tea is often a cause of concern. As far as black tea is concerned, one cup of tea has about half the amount of caffeine found in a cup of coffee.

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Origin Of Black Tea

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Black tea originated in China in 1590 around late Ming Dynasty and early Qing dynasty. Earlier, the Chinese would only drink green or oolong tea. Legend has it that army men while passing through the Fujian province took shelter in a tea factory, which stopped the production of green or oolong tea. The tea leaves dried out in the Sun and got oxidized. When the army men left, the factory resumed making tea, but the color of the tea was red or black and tasted more rejuvenating and aromatic. Now, in order to speed up the process of oxidation, the army men decided to smoke the tea leaves over pine wood.

This gave rise to the first black tea, known as  Lapsang Souchong—Lapsang meaning high mountains and Souchong meaning small leaves of the tea tree. However, the term “black tea” was coined by the British and Dutch traders. In 1610, the Dutch brought black tea to Europe, and in 1658 it entered England. As black tea started growing popular, the British decided to grow black tea in Darjeeling and Assam. Now, there are a variety of black teas that are grown in China and in India but in India black tea is grown from Camellia assamica. Interestingly, black tea is actually known as red tea or “hong cha” in China because of its reddish color.

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What Are The Types Of Black Tea?

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Any type of tea can be made into black tea. For example, green tea, yellow tea, white tea, oolong tea etc. The only difference is in the processing of black tea. However, while all kinds of black tea are produced from Camellia sinensis in China, black tea in India is produced from a different variety of tea plant, Camellia assamica. Black tea from Camellia assamica has a stronger flavor, and the leaves are larger as compared to black tea from Camellia sinensis. Here’s a list of various types of black tea that you must try.

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Black Tea List According To Production Region

Here is a listing of black tea types based on productivity.

  • Lapsang Souchong
  • Fujian Minhong
  • Anhui Keemun
  • Yunnan Dianhong
  • Darjeeling Black Tea
  • Assam Black Tea
  • Ceylon Black Tea
  • Nilgiri Black Tea
  • Kenyan Black Tea

Black Tea List Of Popular Blends

Blends

  • Earl Grey Black Tea
  • English Breakfast
  • Irish Breakfast
  • Chai Tea
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Rose Black Tea
  • Russian Caravan

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Black Tea Nutrition Facts

Black tea is mainly rich in antioxidants known as polyphenols and also has minimal contents of sodium, proteins and carbohydrates. Here is a black tea nutrition chart for you (3),(4).

Serving size – 100 g

Calories1
Theaflavin-3 3′-digallate (black tea antioxidant)0.06 – 4.96
Total Fat0
Saturated Fatty Acids0
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids0
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids0
Omega-3-Fatty acids3 mg
Omega-6-Fatty acids1 mg
Trans Fats0
Cholesterol0
Vitamin A0
Vitamin C0
Sodium5 mg
Potassium37 mg
Fluoride373 mcg
Dietary Fiber0
Total Carb0
Sugar0
Protein0
Calcium0

Now the big question—Is black tea good for you? Well, scroll down to find out about all the benefits of drinking black tea for skin, hair, and health.

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Health Benefits of Black Tea

Black tea health benefits include beneficial impact on boosting heart health, diarrhea, digestive problems, high blood pressure, lowering the risk of Type 2 diabetes and asthma. Also, note that to truly harness its benefits you should consume it without any additives like milk or sugar.

1. Boosts Heart Health

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The heart is one of the most vital organs. It makes oxygen available to the organs and cells by pumping oxygenated blood and helps remove carbon dioxide from the organs and cells. So, the heart must remain healthy to avoid health complications. The properties of black have been found to improve heart health, especially due to the flavones present in black tea. Scientists have confirmed that drinking more than or equal to 3 cups of black tea per day can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Moreover, black tea is also associated with reduced myocardial infarction, ischemia, and cardiovascular mortality (5),(6).

2. Lowers Ovarian Cancer Risk

Cancer is a fatal disease that has claimed millions of lives. To lower the risk of cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, start drinking black tea. Like the catechins in green tea, the theaflavins in black tea can inhibit the proliferation of ovarian cancer cells (7). In a study conducted by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA, a 30% decline in ovarian cancer risk was observed in patients who drank more than two cups of black tea per day (8).

3. Lower Risk Of Diabetes

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More than 29 million people in the US are diabetic and about 30% prediabetic people are prone to develop Type 2 diabetes in five years (9). This serious metabolic disorder must be treated in its early stages or even better if prevented. Scientists have found that drinking tea can help lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes as the catechins and theaflavins in black tea help make the body more insulin sensitive and prevents beta cell dysfunction (10),(11).

[ Read: Home Remedies For Diabetes ]

4. Boosts Immunity

Black tea is rich in antioxidants that help scavenge the free oxygen radicals. The oxygen radicals tend to mutate DNA and hamper normal cell function. This can lead to inflammation and activation of inflammatory pathways, which, in turn, can put the body in a state of stress. Black tea helps flush out the oxygen radicals thereby helping to restore normal cell and body functions and boosts immunity (12),(13).

5. Improves Bone Health

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As you age, the strength of your bones starts to decline. However, scientists have observed that people who drink black tea can significantly restore bone density as black tea is a substitute for calcium. For this reason, drinking black tea can also reduce the risk of fractures that most commonly occur in elderly due to osteoporosis. Therefore, if you are 30, make black tea a part of your diet to prevent reduced bone density, osteoporosis, and risk of fractures in the near future (14),(15).

6. Reduces Parkinson’s Risk

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease that mostly affects older people. However, nowadays, the younger generation is also being impacted due to stress, unhealthy lifestyle, genes etc. Research suggests that the tea polyphenols have a neuroprotective effect on the brain. In a research conducted at the National University of Singapore, scientists found that the caffeine in black tea is inversely associated with Parkinson’s disease (16),(17).

7. Healthy Digestive Tract

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A healthy gut can shield you from various diseases and disorders. Consuming black tea can help improve the count and variety of good gut microbe. Scientists believe that the tea polyphenols act as a prebiotic, which helps to increase the good gut bacterias. Plus, these polyphenols also prevent the growth of other harmful bacteria in the gut. Black tea can also help reduce stomach ulcers and colorectal, esophageal/stomach cancers (18),(19).

8. Lowers cholesterol

Unhealthy lifestyle and food habits can increase the bad cholesterol levels in the blood. High LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) can lead to plaque buildup in the arterial walls thereby limiting the blood flow leading to heart attack, stroke, ischemic attack, etc. In one study, black tea was shown to reduce 11.1 % LDL cholesterol. Japanese researchers found that Chinese black tea has anti-hypercholesterolemic effect in humans who were obese and prone to heart disease (20),(21).

9. Aids Weight Loss

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Obesity is the root cause of various diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, PCODs, high cholesterol etc. Like green tea, black tea too can help you lose weight if consumed along with a few lifestyle changes. Scientists from David Geffen School of Medicine, California, USA found that black tea helped reduce visceral fat by reducing inflammation inducing genes. Since a prolonged period of inflammation in the body can induce obesity, by drinking black tea you can prevent inflammation-induced obesity. Moreover, black tea lowers the triglyceride levels (22),(23).

10. Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are painful and prevalent. It is caused due to increased excretion of crystal forming substances such as oxalate, calcium, and uric acid. Fortunately, drinking black tea can reduce the risk of kidney stones formation by 8% (24). However, the researchers have a divided opinion on this. So, it’s best you consult a doctor before drinking black tea for kidney stone formation.

[ Read: Ways To Dissolve Kidney Stones Naturally ]

11. Relieves Asthma

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Asthma is caused due to inflammation and swelling of the airway or bronchial tubes, which makes inhaling and exhaling difficult. The Chinese believe that drinking black tea and green tea can help relieve asthma. Few studies have also proved that caffeine present in teas can help lung function (25). Moreover, the flavonoids present in tea is also found to have a beneficial effect on people who have asthma (26).

12. Eliminates Free Radicals

Free oxygen radicals are produced due to metabolism or external influence such as pollution, smoking, etc., which leads to an overload of these free radicals. These free oxygen radicals are toxic for the body. And the main function of antioxidants is to scavenge these harmful radicals. Black tea is loaded with antioxidants and helps flush out these toxic molecules (27).  Black tea with lemon is a good choice for this action.

13. Kills Bacteria

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It’s fascinating how microbes are everywhere in the universe! A few of them are good for us, but most of them are not. Bacteria can cause infections and can also lead to death. Scientists have confirmed that the antioxidants and other phytonutrients found in black tea possess antibacterial properties. In fact, a study published that teas can even act against anthrax (28),(29).

14. Relieves Stress

We lead a more stressful life than our parents or ancestors. Thus the need to de-stress every day becomes imperative. In that case, what can be better than a cup of tea? According to a study conducted by University College London, tea can reduce stress hormones in the body and relaxes the nerves (30).  Have a cup of black tea instead of smoking tobacco or reaching out for a sweet (for sugar rush) to relieve stress.

15. Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia, which causes loss of memory and affects behavior and thinking process. Now, many believe that consuming black tea can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease but let me tell you the claim is not backed by solid scientific evidence. There are scientific studies that have confirmed that green tea has Alzheimer’s ameliorating properties (31).

16. Oral Health

Oral health is of utmost importance if you don’t want to suffer cavities. Apart from following your dentist’s instructions on how to protect your teeth, consuming black tea can also help protect against dental plaque, cavities, and tooth decay and freshen your breath (32). Black tea possesses antibacterial and antioxidant properties that prevent staphylococcus infections (33). Plus, the fluoride present in black tea inhibits dental caries (34). Moreover, Indian scientists have also reported that black tea can help prevent oral leukoplakia in patients with oral carcinoma (35).

17. Improves Mental Alertness

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If your attention span is on the lower side, you may benefit a lot from drinking black tea. Researchers from The Netherlands found that participants of a study who drank black tea had the strongest attention span and better auditory and visual attention (36). L-theanine present in teas is said to modulate brain functions and human attention process (37).

[ Read: Yoga Asanas To Improve Mental Health ]

18. Treats Diarrhea

Yes, drinking black tea can help treat diarrhea. Diets that include black tea can decrease diarrheal prevalence by 20% (38). So, the next time you have an upset stomach, you may consider consuming a cup of black tea for relief and to soothe your digestive system.

19. Reduces Blood Pressure

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Consuming black tea can help reduce blood pressure. Scientists from The Netherlands, Germany, UK, and Italy conducted an experiment where a group of people was given black tea for a week and their systolic and diastolic pressure checked. At the end of this experiment, it was confirmed that participants who consumed black tea had lower blood pressure as compared to the control group (39).

20. Happiness Factor

Black tea can help reduce LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, reduce the risk of cancer, relieve stress, etc. This means that drinking black tea can improve your happiness quotient by a hundredfold. So, drink black tea for an overall improvement of your health and mood.

Now, let us see how drinking black tea can be beneficial for your skin.

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Benefits Of Black Tea For Skin

Black tea can help you get a healthy skin too. The black tea benefits for your skin include fighting against skin infections and blemishes, delay aging, cure puffiness. and the Polyphenols and tannins in black tea are linked to skin cell rejuvenation. Tea is often used in homemade beauty recipes.

21. Prevents Skin Infections

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Skin is the largest organ and is constantly working, but it is delicate and needs proper care. Most skin infections are due to microbial colonization. Tea catechins and flavonoids can help prevent skin infections. Therefore, if you frequently suffer from skin infections, apart from taking medicines, you may also drink black tea to expedite the healing process (40).

22. Reduces Puffiness

Under eye puffiness is a serious concern for women and men. It can make you look tired and can make you prone to premature wrinkling. Try using black tea bags or just dip cotton in cold black tea and keep it under your eye for 20 minutes every day. You can see a visible reduction in under eye puffiness in just a few weeks.

23. Prevents Premature Ageing

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The antioxidants and polyphenols present in tea can protect your skin from premature aging and wrinkle formation. In a study conducted on hairless lab mouse, scientists found that black tea reduced the expression of the gene that creates a collagen degrading enzyme. Moreover, black tea was a more effective anti-wrinkle agent as compared to other teas (41).

24. Fights Skin Cancer

Rich in antioxidants and effective on most types of cancer, it is only natural that black tea may show its efficacy against skin cancer. Lebanese scientists have confirmed that drinking black tea can help prevent skin cancer in lab mouse (42). However, there is no significant data that confirms this finding on human participants.

25. Protects From UV Radiation

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UV radiation is one of the leading causes of skin pigmentation, skin cancer, and other skin-related problems. Researchers have found that drinking black tea can help protect the skin and ameliorate the skin problems caused by excessive UV exposure (43),(44). Apart from drinking black tea to prevent skin damage, you can also apply it topically to soothe the skin.

26. Accelerate Skin Regeneration

It is amazing to see how skin regenerates itself and heals wounds after a few days. Now, sometimes, the healing process takes too long. In this case, researchers from Malaysia have found that applying a black tea extract on lab rats’ wounded skin helped heal the wounds quicker. Plus there was less inflammation and more collagen (45). Please do not apply black tea directly on wounds as no scientific evidence confirms its effect on human skin wounds. Drink black tea instead of applying it topically over a wound.

27. Reduces Blemishes

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Blemishes can give you serious confidence issues. And it is best that you use herbs to treat blemishes instead of using harsh chemicals and powerful drugs. Scientists have found that black tea has skin whitening effect on brown lab guinea pig (46). Moreover, black tea has antioxidant properties, which can help flush out the toxins that cause blemishes in the first place. You can either drink or dab cold black tea with a clean cotton on your blemishes to see desired results in a few weeks time.

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Benefits Of Black Tea For Hair

The massive content of antioxidants and caffeine in black tea both benefit your hair health. Hair benefits of black tea include promoting hair growth and imparts natural hair color and shine.

28. Prevents Hair Fall

Here’s the best news for you! Drinking black tea can prevent hair fall. It is closely linked to the fact that black tea is loaded with antioxidants that help scavenge the ROS and reduces stress – the two leading reasons for premature hair loss in women today (47). So, drink black tea to live a stress-free life and prevent hair fall.

29. Stimulates Hair Growth

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Japanese scientists have confirmed that Chinese black tea, fermented with Aspergillus sp. Can stimulate hair growth after 2 weeks of topical application (48). So, apply room temperature black tea on your scalp and along the length of your hair to promote hair growth.

30. Adds Shine And Luster

Black tea can also lend shine to your dull and lifeless hair. After shampooing your hair with a mild shampoo, use black tea liquor (room temperature) to give your hair the final rinse. Do it for few weeks and your hair will become softer and shinier than before.

31. Acts A Natural Dyeing Agent

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The red or black tinge of black tea makes it an excellent natural hair dye, particularly if you are a brunette. Mix henna with black tea and apply it all over your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 1-2 hours and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. You can see instant results.

So those were the 31 benefits of black tea for better health, skin, and hair. Interestingly black, green, and white tea are all from the same plant Camellia sinensis, there are a few differences among these three varieties of tea. If you are wondering how these teas are different from each other, scroll down to find out.

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Black Tea Vs. Green Tea Vs. White Tea 

Black tea is completely oxidized while white tea leaves are harvested at a younger age as compared to green tea. Green tea is slightly more processed than white tea and black tea is more processed than green tea. The processing of the tea destroys the antioxidants and therefore, white tea contains the most antioxidants, and black tea contains the least. Thus, drinking white tea can give you more benefits as compared to green tea and drinking green tea would be more beneficial as compared to black tea. However, white tea is not extensively researched by scientists. Finally, white tea has a subtle and sweeter taste compared to green tea and black tea. Black tea is more popular with Indians and the British while green tea and white tea is popular with the Chinese. Finally, black tea has the highest caffeine content when compared to white and green tea.

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How To Select & Store Black Tea?

Here you will learn how to properly select the black tea leaves and store it.

Selecting Black Tea

  • The tea leaves should not contain any moisture.
  • Choose long leaves tea with silver or golden tips.
  • For light black tea, choose Chinese black tea and for strong black tea choose Darjeeling or Assam black tea.
  • The color of the brew must be bright and should smell great.
  • Choose CTC black tea if you wish to have strong black tea with milk.

Storing Black Tea

  • The best way to store black tea is to keep them away from moisture and air. Prevent overexposure to Sun or temperature fluctuations.
  • Store them in tin containers.
  • To store black tea for a year, put them in a ziplock bag and put this bag into a tin and finally place the tin in the refrigerator.
  • You can store black tea in a vacuum flask.
  • Wrap a piece of charcoal in a cloth and put it into the tin containing the tea. It will help absorb extra moisture.
  • Store black tea in an earthen pot with a small bag of lime powder. This also helps absorb extra moisture.

So, now you know how to select and store black tea but what is the best way or the right method to prepare it? Find out next.

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How To Brew Loose Leaf Black Tea?

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So, how to make black tea perfectly. Well, here’s a simple, easy and accurate way to brew black tea.

What You Need 

  • Tea Infuser – You need this to steep the black tea leaves. The infuser prevents the tea leaves from floating freely.
  • Teapot – You need this to place the infuser into a pot of boiled water.
  • Tea Kettle – You need this to boil water.
  • Loose Leaf Black Tea – To prepare a calming and aromatic cup of black tea.

How To Prepare

  1. Take a cup of water per person and let it come to a boil in the tea kettle.
  2. In the meanwhile, add ¼ teaspoon loose leaf tea per person into the tea infuser.
  3. Place the tea infuser in the teapot.
  4. Pour the boiled water into the teapot and cover it.
  5. Steep the tea for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Remove the infuser from the teapot and keep it aside for a second steep.
  7. Pour the tea into a cup and inhale the aroma before taking a sip.

 So, this is how you make a basic black tea. However, if you get bored of drinking the same tea daily, you can get a little innovative and prepare few other black tea recipes. Take a look at these two black tea recipes below.

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Black Tea Recipes

1. Black Tea Infused Irish Porridge With Acai Berry

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Ingredients
For Porridge
  • 2 black tea bags
  • ½ cup instant oats
  • 1 ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean seeds
  • Berries and nuts for topping
For Acai Berry Ripple
  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons acai powder
Pistachio Cream
  • ⅔ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup roasted shelled pistachios
How To Prepare
  1. Place a saucepan over medium flame. Add ½ cup water, oats, almond milk, vanilla bean, tea bags, with a pinch of salt.
  2. Simmer it. Stir and cook for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bag and vanilla bean.
  4. Add honey and more almond milk to bring it to a porridge consistency.
  5. To make the acai ripple, blend the frozen berries, acai powder, and organic honey.
  6. To make the pistachio cream, blend the pistachios and full-fat coconut milk in a food processor until smooth.
  7. To serve, add a generous amount of porridge in a glass jar and top it with acai berry ripple.
  8. Now, add a dollop or two of pistachio cream.
  9. Finally, top it with berries and nuts and dig in!

2. Chai Tea Recipe

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Ingredients
  • ½ cardamon pod
  • 3 cloves
  • ½ inch cinnamon bark
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • ½ inch fresh ginger
  • 2 Darjeeling tea bags
  • 1 ½ cup full-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
How To Prepare
  1. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the clove, cardamom, ginger, black peppercorns, and cinnamon.
  2. Add milk to a saucepan and toss in the crushed spices.
  3. Let the milk come to a boil. Boil it for 5 minutes.
  4. In the meanwhile, place the tea bags in two separate cups.
  5. Remove the milk from flame and pour it into the cups containing tea bags.
  6. Cover the cups and let the tea bags steep for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Remove the tea bags, add sugar, and stir well before drinking.

 It is amazing how you can use black tea in various other recipes. However, you must know a few tips for using black tea to make an incredible tasting black tea recipe. Here’s what you should know.

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Tips For Using Black Tea

  • Use ¼-½ teaspoon loose leaf black tea per person to brew a nice aromatic black tea.
  • If you want to avail all the health, hair, and skin benefits of black tea, drink it without milk and sugar.
  • Steep it for 4-5 minutes.
  • Cover it while steeping it.
  • Do not boil the leaves.

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Where To Buy Black Tea?

  • You can buy good black tea from a Chinese or an Indian tea seller.
  • You can also buy black tea online. Make sure you buy from authentic sellers and a known brand.

Before you step out to buy black tea, you might want to know the possible side effects of black tea. Here is the list of black tea side effects.

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Black Tea Side Effects

Anything in excess is bad for you. Drinking excess black tea can affect your health in the following ways.

  • Diarrhea

The caffeine present in black tea is a digestive system stimulator. Drinking it in excess can cause diarrhea.

  • Constipation

Tannins present in black tea can cause constipation if you drink it in excess. The reason is that excess tannins will prevent your body from flushing out the toxin.  

  •  Anxiety

Excessive black tea can cause anxiety, and faster breathing as black tea stimulates the nervous system. This can also cause insomnia and restlessness.

  • Frequent Urination

Caffeine can make your bladder overactive, which may make you feel the urge to use the washroom frequently.

  •  Seizures

The caffeine content in black tea is high and if you drink it in excess, it may cause seizures or may decrease the effect of drugs that help prevent seizures.

  • Glaucoma

Caffeinated black tea increases the pressure inside the eye. This increase in pressure occurs within 30 minutes and remains till 90 minutes after drinking black tea.

To conclude, black tea offers several benefits but should be consumed in moderation to prevent side effects and health complications. So, buy your pack of black tea today and enjoy an aromatic brew to help improve your health, hair, and skin.

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By now you must have noticed that drinking black tea is equally beneficial for health as drinking green tea. It is readily available and you can choose from hundreds of flavors and mixtures on the market.

Here are a few frequently asked questions answered for the benefit of our readers

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

How many cups of black tea in a day is safe?

You can drink 3-4 cups of black tea per day. Make sure not to drink more than 5 cups of black tea per day.

How much caffeine in a cup of black tea?

A cup of black tea contains 47.4 mg of caffeine. This is almost half of what is present in a cup of black coffee, which is 95 mg caffeine.

Can I leave the black tea rinse in my hair?

Yes, you can leave the black tea rinse in your hair.

Is oolong tea black tea?

Green tea, black tea, and oolong tea are all from the same plant Camellia sinensis or Camellia assamica. The only difference between oolong and black tea is that black tea is completely oxidized while oolong tea is semi-oxidized.

What is fermented black tea?

Fermented black tea is the tea produced by fermenting the tea leaves with microbes for a few months or years. Fermented tea is mellow in taste and has a bitter aftertaste. The famous example of fermented tea is Pu-erh produced in Yunnan province in China.

Does black tea burn fat?

Yes, the polyphenols and theaflavins present in black tea help reduce cholesterol and improve insulin sensitivity thereby indirectly helping to melt fat away.

Is black tea with milk good for you?

Black tea with milk prevents the absorption of the antioxidants present in the black tea. So, if you want to reap all the benefits of black tea, avoid adding milk and sugar to it. However, if you like your tea with milk and you have no health issues, you can go ahead and drink black tea with milk.

Which black tea is the best?

Darjeeling black tea is the best.

What are the benefits of applying black tea on the face?

If you apply black tea on the face, the antioxidants will protect your skin from premature aging, photodamage, wrinkles, and acne.

How to use black tea powder for hair?

To use black tea powder for hair, steep the black tea powder in boiled water for 5 minutes. Let the tea cool down before dabbing it on your scalp. You can also rinse your hair with black tea.

Are there any benefits of drinking black tea with salt?

Black tea without salt has many benefits, as mentioned in the article. If you want, you can add a pinch of salt but avoid adding salt if you have high blood pressure or want to lose weight.

Is black tea with lemon good?

Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant. So yes, black tea with lemon is good for you.

Can we use black tea as a skin toner?

Yes, you can use black tea as a skin toner. The polyphenols in the black tea help rejuvenate, tighten, and protect the skin.

Does using black tea for gray hair help?

Black tea is a natural dye but use it with henna to get effective and immediate results for gray hair.

Can we use black tea as a face wash?

You can use black tea as a toner for your face but not a face wash.

Can we drink black tea with mint leaves?

Yes, you can drink black tea with mint leaves. Add a few leaves of mint just before having the tea.

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Charushila Biswas

Charushila is an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition and a full-time contributor to Diet & Weight Loss at Stylecraze. She believes that food has healing powers and eating good food is the best way to lose weight. A binge eater-turned-fitness enthusiast, Charushila likes to share her knowledge and experience with the world. When she is not working, she loves to cook healthy food, watch movies, travel, workout, and read Bengali literature.