Share Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) January 23, 2017 Excellence Health Benefits of Black Tea Healthy Tea Offer! Receive a 20% discount on our Organic Redbush, Green and Peppermint Teas! Simply enter the following code healthy2017 on the basket page and a 20% discount will be applied. This offer can only be used once per user and not in conjunction with our Pre Pay credit offer. Enjoy! Shop your 20% discount now Black Tea is by far the most popular type of tea enjoyed in Britain. The most popular varieties being Breakfast and Earl Grey Tea. Few realise that this everyday drink we all enjoy, as well as being delicious and comforting, is actually benefiting our overall health. Here we lay out some of the more widely publicized health benefits of black tea. A Source of Antioxidants Black tea contains healthy substances called Polyphenols, which are anti-oxidants that can help protect your cells from damage. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties, which assist in preventing heart related illnesses and boost the immune system in protection from common colds, viruses and the flu Increase ‘Alertness’ and Energy Simply black tea is a good source of caffeine, which boosts energy levels. It also contains theophylline, which is known to boost your heart rate and make you feel more alert. Oral Health Studies funded by the Tea Trade Health Research Association suggests that black tea reduces plaque formation as well as restricts bacteria growth that promotes the formation of cavities and tooth decays. Polyphenols found in black tea kill and surpass cavity-causing bacteria as well as hinder the growth of bacterial enzymes that form the sticky-like material that binds plaque to our teeth. Stress Relief Most Tea drinkers will be aware of the calming and relaxing benefits of black tea. The amino acid L-theanine found in black tea can help you relax and concentrate better. Black tea has also been shown in some studies to reduce the stress hormone cortisol when consumed in moderate amounts on a regular basis. Aid Digestion Black tea contains compounds called Tannins, which have a therapeutic effect on gastric and intestinal problems. At Birchall Tea, we are extremely proud of our signature black teas, the summation of knowledge passed down through five generations. All our tea is sourced exclusively from estates across East Africa, from Rwanda through to the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, where we believe the very best teas are to be found. Why not use your 20% discount to sample our award winning teas.