A closer look at Britain’s favourite tea

When it comes to antioxidants, Green Tea usually crops up in conversations. Green Tea, after all, has a lot of impressive health benefits ranging from improving blood flow to lowering cholesterol. Other variants of tea don’t even come close to Green Tea’s worldwide popularity.

Ever wondered about our very own Breakfast Tea? Why is it so very popular across the whole of Britain? According to research, English Breakfast Tea is the most popular tea in Britian, with 22% of us drinking before the age of 5 years old. With statistics like this, it’s clear that tea is ingrained in British culture.

Whatever the reason is for consuming tea several times a day, the truth of the matter is, English Breakfast Tea is a wonderful drink. In fact, it is equally as divine as the famed Green Tea.

For those of you are unfamiliar with English Breakfast Tea, it’s a kind of black tea blended from a mixture Assam, Kenyan, and Ceylon tea. Each brand may have an individual flavour profile but the aforementioned three are the key ingredients. Additionally, there are many health benefits from drinking English Breakfast Tea, and here are 3 of them:

Mental stimulation
English Breakfast Tea is a perfect drink to have in the morning. A 2006 review in the “European Journal of Clinical Nutrition” discovered that black tea has enough caffeine to provide a mental jolt. What’s better is that researchers found that drinking 3–8 cups of this tea a day leads to increased mental stimulation throughout the day without making the person suffer from excess caffeine consumption – something that coffee producers cannot boast. In addition, the researchers discovered that when a person consumes over 250 milligrams of caffeine from the tea, it becomes a good source of hydration.

Fights heart disease
We all know that traditional English breakfasts contain an unsightly amount of unhealthy food. English Breakfast Tea is a fine drink that can counter the effects of eating oily food thanks to its high antioxidant content that reduces the risk of heart disease. In a 2012 publication of Preventive Medicine, it was discussed that a group of adults taking a 200-ML cup of black tea a day for 12 weeks showed lowered risks of developing cardiovascular disease based on the volunteers’ levels of sugar and cholesterol.

Lowers cholesterol
In the 2003 Journal of Nutrition, it was discussed that black tea can effectively help lower the cholesterol of adults. In the study, 15 volunteers who drank 5 servings of black tea per day over the period of 3 weeks had lowered their cholesterol levels by 7%. Low-density Lipoprotein, or “bad cholesterol,” was also significantly reduced by 11%.

Drinking English Breakfast Tea at least twice a day can help you in living a healthier life. It’s also one of life’s great wonders. If you are reading this and live outside of Britain, use this as your gateway into exploring the many thousands of tea out there. However, as this article states, start off with Green Tea and English Breakfast Tea and reap the many health benefits that come with drinking these popular variations.

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