Tea is popular all over the world, mainly in India. Darjeeling tea is different, it is a type of Black tea. It is also known as “Champagne of Tea” which look like a golden or bronze colour (Depending on the way it’s brewed).
This tea is grown and produced in Darjeeling district, West Bengal India. It is a complex beverage that goes through a process of oxidation, withering and drying which have a dark brown colour.
Many experts say it has the flavour of flowers, citrus fruits, and even a vegetable quality. It tastes sweeter and low bitter from other forms of black tea.
Nutrition in Darjeeling Tea
1 Tea Bag combines with 7-8 ounces. One cup of tea contains:
- Calories: 0
- Protein: 0 grams
- Fat: 0grams
- Fibre: 0 grams
- Sugar: 0 grams
- Carbohydrate: 0 grams
I am also shocked when I checked this. Its calorie counting is zero unless you add sugar, honey, nuts, cream, milk. But it contains a high amount of caffeine.
How to Prepare Darjeeling Tea?
- Take around 8 ounces of boiled water in a cup.
- Add tea bag into it.
- If you want to make the loose leaf version then add 1-2 tsp to a tea strainer, place it in your cup, and pour hot water on top.
- Leave the bag into the water for 3-5 minutes (It’s depending on how strong tea you want)
- Add some Honey, Sugar, milk, cream according to your desire.
- Now, you can enjoy your tea. Just sit relax, and take a sip.
Darjeeling Tea Benefits
Reduce the Risk of Cancer
It contains polyphenolic compound theaflavins and thearubigins that inhibit the growth of cancer and stop tumour development. It also has anti-mutagenic properties that help to reduce the frequency of cellular mutations.
The Fragrance of this tea could have anti-stress effects. Stress is the main problem. It plays a significant role in heart problems, high BP, asthma, Depression, Arthritis, and Anxiety. Also, it affects our immune system. This tea includes a high amount of caffeine, it eliminates stress by regulating the production of stress hormones in the body.
Helps in Weight Loss
A study found that drinking Darjeeling tea reduces belly fat and speeds up weight loss, this could be due to a high concentration of catechins, which are naturally accruing antioxidants. It is low calories beverage.
Boost Heart Health
Its flavonoids or phytonutrients can lower cholesterol levels. It can increase blood flow and reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Also, its quercetin reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, which lead to a heart attack or stroke. Try to drink this tea if you have any heart problems.
Its antioxidants thearubigins and theaflavins combat neutralize harmful chemicals during digestion and eliminate toxins. Also, its Polyphenols stimulate good bacteria growth in our digestive system.
This tea may help to slow bacterial growth, and prevent dental cavities. Also, helps to balance your mouth microbiome or eliminate hydrogen sulfide, which causes smell through the mouth.