When you begin your day with a hot cup of tea, you feel rejuvenated and energised. It's no longer a mystery that tea is good for your health, and recent studies on the origins of tea drinking around the world show that it was once more commonly consumed to improve health in many nations. Additionally, studies show that ‘true’ teas not only promote relaxation but can also improve digestion and ward off cardiac and neurological conditions. 

The Camellia Sinensis plant, sometimes known as the tea plant, is where true teas like black tea, green tea, oolong tea, and white tea are produced. The flavoured teas that one experiences are herbal infusions or herbal teas, which are blended teas brewed with actual tea leaves to provide distinctive flavours. 

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Here are some true tea varieties and benefits to know 

Black Tea 

The leaves of this tea, which is the most popular, are oxidised after harvesting and rolling, giving them their rich black colour. The biggest amount of caffeine is found in black tea. Theaflavins and antioxidants in this tea have been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol. Additionally, by enhancing blood flow, cardiovascular disease risks are reduced. 

Green Tea 

It is frequently regarded as the healthiest tea because of its high antioxidant and polyphenol content, which improves heart and brain function. One of the fewest processed teas, it doesn't oxidise. 

The high antioxidant concentrations in this, such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), combat free radicals that cause premature ageing. Additionally, EGCG stops the growth of new cancer cells and may even eradicate already existing cancer cells. The EGCG also aids in enhancing memory recall and brain function. 

Oolong Tea 

This semi-oxidized tea falls into the category of both black and green teas. This tea's leaves are either long curling leaves or tightly coiled pearl balls. Oolong tea has caffeine and polyphenols, which help it control weight. According to studies, the caffeine in this tea stimulates the breakdown of fat cells. Additionally, polyphenols are thought to improve digestion, which helps the body burn fat more quickly. 

White Tea 

White tea leaves undergo the least processing of all the true teas; they are simply plucked and directly dried in the sun. This tea is regarded as one of the most natural teas due to the cultivation method. White tea appears to safeguard skin cells from oxidation-related damage, according to research. Additionally, it possesses anti-inflammatory qualities that reduce inflammation and redness. White tea also has significant amounts of phenols, which help to increase the formation of elastin and collagen, improving the health of the hair and skin.