Black Tea is known to banish fatigue, stimulate mental powers, and raise energy levels. It has been shown to reduce stress hormone levels and acts as a nerve sedative, frequently relieving headaches. Black tea contains a number of vitamins considered essential for maintaining health, including Carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, has antioxidant and protective properties, Vitamin B1 and Panothenic Acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
Black Tea also contains antioxidants which may help to protect your body from the ravages of aging and environmental effects. Because they are allowed to ferment completely before drying, most black teas are especially rich in those polyphenols which have been shown to be effective against dementia in aging as well as AIDS related dementia. These compounds penetrate the blood brain barrier and have also been found to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
Black tea is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It can be topically applied to cuts, bruises and burns, and is famous for its sunburn relief and has been shown to have a positive effect on preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
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Pumpkin Spice Latte
2 heaping teaspoons loose leaf Pumpkin Spice Chai, 8 oz (1 cup) your choice of milk (whole, lowfat, skim, almond, soy, coconut or rice milk all work well), 8 oz (1 cup) water, 1/2 to 2 tsp (depending on taste) sweetener of your choice (agave and honey work well).
1. Combine milk and water in saucepan.
2. Place on stove and heat to just short of boiling point.
3. Remove from heat and add Pumpkin Spice Chai leaves. Cover and let steep 5 minutes.
4. Add sweetener and stir until completely blended into hot brew.
5. Pour into serving mug or cups, straining out Pumpkin Spice Chai leaves.
Yields: 1–2 servings