Assam Black Tea
Taste & Aroma
Assam Tea has a strong, tart and malty taste with a dark reddish brown color. Assam tea is named after the Assam region of northeast India, the world’s largest tea growing region. Assam black tea ought to be sipped somewhat moderately - over-drinking in extremely large quantities can be a risk to the drinker's kidney health. Don't forget, you can get 2-3 additional cups of tea from each serving.
Health & Wellness Benefits
Assam black tea is known to help the immune system, fight flu virus signs and symptoms, fight cancer, decrease daily stress, lose excess fat, reduce risk of stroke, increase oral health by reducing the bacteria levels present in the mouth, and drop blood pressure. Research has shown that theanine can help the body's immune system when it comes to responding to the invasion of infections. Drinking Assam tea helps to drop your daily stresses by lowering a hormone produced within the body named cortisol which is made post-stressful experience or traumatic situation. Drink 3 cups daily for one month to gain maximum cortisol lower benefits. In addition, studies have indicated that sipping 3 or more cups of per has been linked to the serious deterrence of the possibility of a stroke.
The phenolic compounds in Assam tea have antioxidant properties that function to reduce the damage of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species on cells and biomolecules. This means Assam tea may be responsible for reducing the risk of cancer, though further research is needed to confirm this. MedlinePlus states that black tea is possibly effective for lowering the risk of ovarian cancer. Preliminary evidence suggests that men who consume more phytoestrogens, which are found in black tea, have a lower risk of getting lung cancer. MedlinePlus suggests this tea is also associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and possibly effective for reducing the risk of hardening of the arteries, especially in women.
Drinking Assam tea or any other beverage with caffeine – may decrease the risk of getting Parkinson’s disease. For men, consuming 124 to 208 mg of caffeine per day, about two to four cups of Assam tea, significantly reduces the risk of Parkinson’s, while higher consumption provided a greater reduction of risk. For women, one to four cups of tea seemed to provide the greatest risk reduction, according to MedlinePlus.
Drinking 3-5 cups of black tea daily can bring about all these health benefits.
- Cardiovascular health because it is abundant in antioxidants such as flavonoids which prevent damage caused by free radicals
- Reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes as it helps to expand the arteries, which increase blood flow to the heart
- Improves coronary vasodilation and reduces clots.
- The polyphenois in Black tea seem to help fight against certain kinds of cancer such as ovarian, lung, prostate, colorectal, and bladder. Other studies have revealed that it also helps to prevent stomach, prostate and breast cancer because it slows down the growth of cancerous cells without destroying healthy cells.
- Helps to burn fat and speed up metabolism
- Helps to reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol
- For this with diabetes, drinking tea helps to decrease glucose levels
- Can reduce the risk of cataracts and other conditions brought about by diabetes
- Promotes blood flow to the brain without over stimulating the heart.
To avoid the side effects of caffeine, such as headaches, nervousness, irregular heart beat, heart burn and irritability, drinking fewer than five cups per day.