Tea is the national drink in China. In addition to its prominence in 1351292420_ddf2a3a111Chinese culture, tea also boasts many health benefits.

Red tea is the second largest category of Chinese tea. It is made from new shoots of tea leaves which are wilted, rolled, fermented, and dried. The resulting infusion yields a lovely red color and a subtle aromatic fragrance.

Until recently scientists thought that the fermentation process reduces the health benefits, but it has been found in recent studies that compounds such as Theaflavins and Thearubigens provide many health benefits thought to exist only in Green Teas. Some of these benefits are still being debated, so please do your own research if you want to use red tea for medicinal purposes. The reality is one cup of tea a day will not give you all and you can drink up to ten cups a day, but in that case you may want to consider taking a Red Tea supplement instead (it would keep you out of the bathroom). Learn more about Chinese Tea.

Heart Health | Cancer Prevention | Lower Cholesterol | Tooth Health | Digestive Health | Respiratory Health | Prevents Arthritis

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