Posted on: May 27, 2020 Posted by: Team SpotOn Comments: 0

Tea is loved by all people in the world. In many parts of the world, tea is consumed on daily basis and as a part of their morning routine too and by some as their pre/post workout too.

Both green tea and black tea are made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis plant. The key difference between the two is that black tea is fermented and green tea is not.

To make black tea, the leaves are first rolled and then exposed to air to trigger the fermentation process. This reaction causes the leaves to turn dark brown and allows the flavours to heighten and intensify. On the other hand, green tea is processed to prevent oxidation and thus much lighter in colour than black tea.

Though both the teas contain caffeine, black tea usually has more — making green the better choice for people sensitive to this stimulant. Furthermore, green tea contains more L-theanine, an amino acid that’s calming and can balance the effects of caffeine.

However, if you’re looking for a caffeine boost that is not as strong as coffee, black tea could be a great option for you.

Keep in mind that both black and green tea contain tannins, which can bind to minerals and reduce their absorption capacity. Therefore, tea may be best consumed between meals

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

GREEN TEA VS BLACK TEA

Green and black tea provide similar health benefits, including for your heart and brain.

While green tea may contain more powerful antioxidants, the evidence does not strongly favor one tea over the other.

Both contain the stimulant caffeine and L-theanine, which has a calming effect.

In short, both are great additions to your diet.

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