Black Teas

Written by Seth Cotterell
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While green tea is the most popular tea in Asian countries and probably the most consumed around the world, in Western countries the tea of choice is black tea. Black tea has been a staple at English breakfast tables since the days of British colonialism in India and the Far East. Black tea was one of the most highly prized and valuable commodities brought back to England in the days of the British Empire.

Black Tea Is Breakfast Tea

Black tea is often consumed as a breakfast tea because of its high caffeine level. Black teas have the highest concentration of caffeine of any tea and are popular among those who desire that extra kick in the morning without the damaging effects of coffee. While black tea does contain caffeine for a nice boost, it still has far less caffeine than coffee or sugary sodas.

Black tea is also very good for the body. The lower risk of stroke in the U.K. and other European countries is thought to be partly due to their increased consumption of black tea. Black tea is shown to reduce artery constriction and clogging that can lead to a stroke or heart attack. Black tea is an antioxidant tea that has all the health benefits associated with antioxidants.

Black tea is an important part of my own life. I begin each day with a steaming cup of black tea with breakfast. I do not care for coffee, but I do enjoy the energy boost I get from a tasty black tea. I also really enjoy the many different flavors of black tea. You can add a little milk and sugar for even greater variety if you choose.

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