Chinese Red Tea
There are several varieties of Chinese Red Tea and their flavours and colours vary depending on the leaves. Chinese Red Tea got its name from the reddish copper tint of its leaves and bright red colour of its liquid. In the western countries, these teas are known as black tea as it fermentation reaches the international standard for black tea. Chinese Red Tea are handpicked and laid out in the sun to wither. After which, the leaves are put into boxes to oxidize. Once they have turn to a dark red-copper colour, they will be fried, rolled and shaped until the leaves take on their distinctive shapes. The tea is then sorted, graded and packaged. Specifically, whole leaf teas are considered to be the highest quality, while broken leaves are of lower quality.
It is very easy to brew Chinese Red Tea as it has robust flavours which makes brewing quicker than other types of Chinese teas. Storing Chinese Red Tea is also easier than other varieties as it has a very long shelf life. Particularly, the best way to store Chinese Red Tea is in a tightly closed container and in a cool, dry and aroma free place.
One important Chinese Red Tea health benefit is that it contains significantly lesser caffeine than coffee, meaning people who are less tolerant to caffeine can enjoy this tea without worries and still benefit from the high levels of antioxidants. Chinese Red Tea also has the ability to prevent cancer, lower risk of strokes as well as reduce cholesterol levels. Furthermore, people who drink at least two cups of Chinese Red Tea every day for three weeks will find that their blood pressure resume to normal level. Another health benefit of Chinese Red Tea is that it contains fluoride which helps to reduce plaque build-up in teeth and fight bacteria. Other well-known benefits include its ability to relieve diarrhea, fight respiratory diseases such as asthma and reduce chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis among older women.