Health benefits of Green and Black Tea: A Review
( Vol-4,Issue-7,July 2017 )

K.H.G.K. Kodagoda, I. Wickramasinghe


Black tea, Green tea, health benefits, polyphenols.


Tea, (Camellia sinensis) is grown in about thirty countries and next to water, is the most widely consumed beverage in theworld. Based on the type of the processing, three tea types can be identified as Green, Black and Oolong tea. Drinking tea has beenconsidered a health-promoting habit since ancient times. The modern medicinal research isproviding a scientific basis for this belief. Various studies have suggested the health promoting effects of green and black tea is due to its polyphenolic compounds mainly catechins. Unlike green tea, health benefits of consuming black tea are not extensively discussed. This review is mainly focused on the health benefits of consuming green and black tea.

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