The Benefits of Black Tea

The Black Tea we drink deserves some more credit. Black Tea is not only rich in antioxidants, but it's also great for our hair, skin and health. Black tea contains ten times more antioxidants than found in fruits & vegetables. Since Black Tea comes from the same Camellia Sinensis plant as does all tea, we can expect it to have similar benefits like green & white teas. A lot of research has been done on the health benefits of green tea. Due to this reason, many consider green tea to be more beneficial than Black Tea. However, this isn't necessarily so. Recent studies have shown that there are a number of benefits of Black Tea. Some of the health benefits of Black Tea are as follows: 
  • Black Tea is specially useful for those suffering from diabetes, as it's known to lower the level of glucose in the blood. 
  • Black Tea is said to help one cope with stress better by controlling the level of hormones in the body. 
  • Black Tea expands the air passages. Hence, it facilitates breathing in those who suffer from asthma. 
  • Black Tea increases metabolism & helps burn fat faster. 
  • Black Tea is known to have anti-aging properties. 
Benefits of Black Tea for Hair:
  • Contains more caffeine than a cup of coffee, which caffeine inhibits DHT (a hormone that is responsible for hair loss). 
  • Known to reduce shedding & breakage 
  • Can increase the thickness of your hair 
  • Can darken the hair or enhance natural highlights
  • Can add shine, luster and softness to the hair
If you are considering incorporating Black Tea into your daily regimen, here's a few starters:
  • Use Black Tea as a Herbal Rinse. Apply Rinse after shampooing, rub into scalp & leave in. Some naturals do a Final Rinse. Some move on to applying Leave-In. It's up to you. 
  • Add Black Tea to your ACV Rinses, or even substitute the ACV Rinse with the Black Tea Rinse. 
  • Add some Black Tea to your daily moisturizers.
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  1. This is SO interesting.


    So, do u just brew the tea like you'd regularly do it? And where would you find this?/what brand? Are we talking like...Lipton Black tea?

  2. Yep! You can brew it just as if you're going to drink it. You can use any brand -- I know a few naturals who do. I was told by a few of my friends about this & I did some research & found all these benefits!