Black tea is one of the most consumed beverages in Turkey. It is produced on Black Sea coast, which has a mild climate and fertile soil.
Turkish black tea is prepared using two stacked teapots called ‘çaydanlık’. Water is brought in the larger lower teapot and some of the water is used to fill the smaller teapot (on the top) and add tea (loose tea or tea bag). When served, the remaining water is used to dilute the tea. Tea is usually drunk from small, slim waisted glasses.
I am a coffee person but if I prepare myself a classic Turkish breakfast, I also prepare myself a Turkish tea. I have a two stacked teapot, Turkish tea glasses and Turkish tea. When my family visits me, they always bring me big box of Turkish black tea.
Black tea has variety of health benefits. It is low in calories (if you don’t add a sugar). You can flavor in healthy ways such as;
Blending with spices such as cinnamon
Adding lemon slice or juice
In today’s post, I would like to share the hidden benefits of tea
Antioxidants help reduce inflammation in the body. Consuming black tea everyday help remove free radicals and decrease damaged cell in the body.
Improve Gut Health
Gut plays a significant role in our body because it contains many bacteria. Some of bacteria in our gut is beneficial for our health, some are not.
Black tea contains polyphenols which help maintain a helathy gut by promoting the growth of good bacteria.
Give an energy
Black tea contains caffeine which can help you energy and help you focus.
Reduce Blood Pressure
According to studices, black tea reduce blood pressure. It reduces the impact of a high fat meal on blood.
Do you drink black tea? If you drink, how do you consume it? Let me know below