Tea is a familiar drink to many people. Each type of tea brings different flavors and uses that not everyone knows.
According to an article by Hanoi Heart Hospital , citing information from the famous health magazine Health , each tea has a certain use for health.
Black tea is the most popular among the teas. It is a nutritious drink for the heart. You can drink a cup of black tea when you feel drowsy in the afternoon because black tea contains higher levels of caffeine than green tea.
Green tea is a type of tea usually prepared from fresh tea leaves. It contains antioxidants that are extremely important to health. The polyphenols found in green tea not only reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing cholesterol levels but also reduce the risk of breast cancer in women.
White tea is derived from the leaves and buds of Camellia Sinensis. The difference with other teas is that the young leaves are always covered with white fuzz on the outside. This is also the reason why this type of tea is named white tea. White tea does not undergo fermentation like black tea, oolong or jar, steamed like green tea. Therefore, white tea retains more nutrients than other teas.
White or green tea can help with weight loss, thanks to caffeine and an antioxidant called catechins. At the same time, white tea is least processed compared to other types of tea so it contains higher amounts of polyphenols - a compound known for its antibacterial, antifungal and viral abilities.
Kombucha is a sugar-sweetened tea, fermented with a seed mushroom and its main ingredient is tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. Kombucha originated in China, used about 2,000 years ago as a natural functional food to help treat digestive disorders, hypertension, diabetes, even cancer. It is a popular item in health food stores and is particularly popular among consumers.