Traditionally, black tea is the second most consumed drink after water, not just in the Middle East, but also in the world. This popular drinking with neither artificial flavors nor sugars has many health benefits that have been revealed in recent researches.
Reduce blood pressure
According to a study made by scientists at the University Of Western Australia and Unilever, state in Archives of Internal Medicine, drinking black tea three times a day may drastically lower a person's systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
During their study, the researchers examined 95 Australians, ages 35 to 75. A portion of the participants were asked to drink black tea, three times daily, while the others were given a placebo that tasted identical and contained the same caffeine content, but did not originate from tea.
Six months later, the researchers concluded that the people who drank the black tea were found to have lower 24-hour systolic and diastolic blood pressure; between 2 and 3 mmHg lower.
But this conclusion requires more research to better understand how tea may reduce blood pressure although earlier studies reported a link between tea drinking and the improved health of people's blood vessels, Professor Jonathan Hodgson, at UWA's School Of Medicine and Pharmacology said.
On the other hand, the black tea, as a U.S. Food expert says, includes manganese which is good for physical development, and potassium that is needed to maintain fluid balance.
Not only does black tea have anti-inflammatory qualities, it also keeps a check on the digestive tracts functioning. It can help reduce stroke risks as it balances the cholesterol level as it's packed with flavonoids and antioxidants.
Regarding link between black tea and teeth, the recent searches shown that black tea is a natural source of fluoride, which can help strengthen tooth enamel, and helps cut down plaque on teeth.
Besides, black tea can reduce puffiness of the eye through storing black tea bags in the fridge and apply it to the eye area.
Enhance mental focus
Those are the discovered benefits of black tea which contains no glories with extremely low caffeine content that enhances relaxation and mental focus. So, it will be good to offer a cup of black tea to your friends whenever you meet.
Each person consumes 3k/ year
Finally, it is worthy to note that consumption of tea in Arab countries is significantly high and is equivalent to that in the United Kingdom and Ireland, both of which have the highest import per capita rate in the world, as it reaches 3 kilos of tea per person per year.