What is Tea? | Types of Tea | Benefits & Side Effects

What is Tea? | Types of Tea | Benefits & Side Effects
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What is Tea?

Tea is considered to be originated from China about 2737 BC. It was known as ‘Tu’ in China. It is not known that ‘Tu’ refers to which Tea Plant exactly.

Tea is made from plant Camellia sinensis.  The leaves of these plants are oxidized. The variety of Teas is bifurcated on the basis of the extent of Oxidation, from White tea to Black Tea.

Botanist Georg Joseph Kamel (1661-1706) from Philipines worked on the species of Tea Plants. Swedish Botanist Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) named the Tea plant as ‘Camellia sinensis’.  It is believed that Camellia refers to Kamel.

Thereafter, hundreds of varieties of Tea are made out of Camellia sinensis. People experimented with the plant. The Tea leaves and other parts of the plant are oxidized and fermented in different ways. Therefore, there are many types of teas in the market.

Tea time is the Best Time

A cup of Tea makes everything better. Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back, and appreciate your surroundings. A cup of tea is an excuse to share Great thoughts with Great Minds. I should say that tea time is best time during the day.

Origin of Tea in India:

Europeans started coming to  India after the visit of Vasco de Gama in 1498. A British Organization ‘East India Company’ was formed in 1600 in India.

From 1820 onwards Britishers started large scale of production of Tea in Assam and other areas.

In the Indian History tea is not mentioned anywhere in the manuscripts, Mahabharata, Ramayana and Vedas. Ayurved Guru Charak also might be using Tea plant for some other medicinal purposes.  India only knows Tulasi.  It is called Tulsi, and Thulasi.  In English, Tulasi is called as ‘Ocimum tenuiflorum’. This plant is worshipped in India like a deity because it is used in hundreds of Ayurvedic Medicines. In India, Tulasi leaves are used for Green Tea. It is alkylic in nature and makes the body diseaseless.

Placing an Order Online

You can place an online order for different types of Tea, available at Amazon. There are plenty of Amazon India Free Promo Codes,  Coupon Codes and Offers at CashFry.in.  You can use these Free Promo Codes and buy any type of Tea online at Amazon at the discounted Price.

Types of Tea:

There are different types of Teas made out of Camellia sinensis plant.  These are differentiated on the basis of Oxidation.

What is Oxidation?

There are two types of Oxidations.  Natural & Controlled. Natural Oxidation is like Rusting of Iron and Greening of Copper. When you put the apple cut into pieces, in the open air, it gets red means it gets oxidized.  Similarly, when Tea leaves are taken from the plants, they get oxidized. In the case of Controlled Oxidation, the tea leaves are oxidized in the closed room at a particular temperature and humidity.

Types of Teas:

  • White Tea: This Tea is unoxidized and wilted.
  • Yellow Tea: Yellow Tea is unwilted and unoxidized but it is allowed to get yellow.
  • Green Tea: Green tea is unwilted and unoxidized.
  • Oolong Tea: This Tea is wilted, bruised, and partially oxidized.
  • Black Tea: Black Tea is wilted, sometimes crushed, and fully oxidized.
  • Post-fermented Tea: Green tea, when it is allowed to ferment is called Fermented Tea or Post Fermented Tea.

Benefits and Side Effects of Tea:

There are some benefits and some side effects of Tea. In the human body, chemical reactions take place to sustain life. This reaction is called metabolism. There are Anti Oxidants and Free Radicals in the body. There should be a balance between the two. Anti Oxidants help to stop oxidation. You can find Anti Oxidant Supplements, Tablets, Capsules from the Chemists.

A human body is made of atoms and molecules. Molecules can remain stable if there are the right number of Electrons in the atoms. When any molecule loses an electron when it should not, it is called Free Radical. Anti Oxidant helps by giving an electron to the Free Radical, making it neutralized and stabilized.

In some human bodies oxidation is required and in some oxidation is not required. Obese people can have white tea, it helps in losing weight because of the Catechins Compounds.  Oxidation causes loss of Catechins and formation of Xanthines. Xanthine Compounds such as Caffeine is stimulatory.

Some people say that Camellia sinensis Tea is acidic in nature.  It increases the acidity in the body and is harmful to the High Blood Pressure patients. The people who have low blood pressure can drink this tea.

There is a different blog post regarding Organic India Green Tea and Vedaka Green Tea. You can buy at Amazon there.

High Blood Pressure people should take Tulasi tea.  There is an article about the Benefits of Green Tea.

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