Is there a perfect shade for your cup of tea?
Black, white, milky or builders? How you have your cup of tea says a great deal about you, but is it the right shade to improve your health?
Drinking tea is one of the oldest and healthiest drinks in the world and it is widely recognised for its beneficial health-giving properties. People who drink tea regularly usually have better mental focus and memory and lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease.
But is there an optimal shade of tea to improve your health? Is plain black tea better than say a milky sweet tea?
A recent study has concluded that adding milk to your tea does not impact the health benefits of tea, but that it does affect green teas which are best drunk just as an infusion of tea and hot water. Drinking green tea boosts gut levels of Bifidobacterium which can led to improved metabolic health within two weeks of starting drinking green tea.
The benefits of tea are so broad, the truth is drinking it as opposed to not, is best for health. Though darker shades, those brewed longer, may increase effects.