All Health Benefits of Chinese Tea

Chinese tea is honored with the title “Nation Drink” in China. A large number of modern scientific studies have confirmed that tea does contain many biochemical components closely related to human health.

The main components with pharmacological effects are as follows:

  • Tea Polyphenol: The tea polyphenol is the most abundant soluble components in tea and the most important substance for tea to exert its health care function. It has a lot of effects, such as anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation, anti-bacterial, reducing the incidents of cardiovascular disease, preventing cancer, preventing blood lipid, changing the ecology of intestinal flora and so on.
  • Tea Pigment: The tea pigment is a kind of water-soluble phenolic pigment extracted from the tea. It mainly includes chlorophyll, beta-carotene, etc. They have anti-cancer, anti-aging, and cosmetic effects.
  • Tea Polysaccharide: The tea polysaccharide is an acidic glycoprotein combined with a larger number of mineral elements, of which the protein is mainly composed of about 20 common amino acids.
  • Theanine: The theanine is a unique free amino acid in tea. Theanine can improve brain function, enhance memory and learning ability. It has a preventive effect on Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Methoxatin: The methoxatin was first discovered around 1970, and subsequent studies have shown that it has anti-oxidation and neuroprotective effects, so it is often used in health products and cosmetics.
  • Y-Aminobutyric Acid: The main effect of Y-Aminobutyric acid is reducing blood pressure and improving blood circulation in the brain.
  • Some vitamins, amino acids, and trace elements.

Different types of tea have different components and health benefits. We can refer to the list below to choose what types of tea we need.

1. Benefits of green tea

Outstanding performance:

  • Anti-aging
  • Cosmetology and skin care
  • Protecting teeth and eyesight

Other benefits:

  • Diuresis
  • Anti-cancer
  • Refreshing brain
  • Lowering blood lipid
  • Inhibiting cardiovascular disease
  • Inhibiting and resisting viruses and bacteria
  • Preventing and treating radiation damage

2. Benefits of black tea

Outstanding performance:

  • Strengthening bones
  • Inhibiting cardiovascular disease
  • Reducing the incidence of myocardial infarction

Other benefits:

  • Diuresis
  • Anti-aging
  • Vasodilation
  • Promoting appetite and digestion
  • Refreshing and eliminating fatigue
  • Anti-inflammation and sterilization

3. Benefits of oolong tea

Outstanding performance:

  • Anti-cancer
  • Losing weight
  • Lowering blood lipid

Other benefits:

  • Anti-aging
  • Improving hearing
  • Reducing cholesterol
  • Refreshing and eliminating fatigue
  • Promoting digestion and reducing greasy sense

4. Benefits of white tea

Outstanding performance:

  • Protecting the liver
  • Improving eyesight
  • Promoting blood sugar balance

Other benefits:

  • Refreshing and eliminating fatigue
  • Anti-inflammation and sterilization
  • Clearing away internal heat and toxic substances in the body

5. Benefits of yellow tea

Outstanding performance:

  • Promoting appetite and digestion
  • Preventing and treating esophageal cancer

Other benefits:

  • Anti-cancer
  • Anti-inflammation and sterilization
  • Refreshing and eliminating fatigue

6. Benefits of dark tea

Outstanding performance:

  • Reducing blood sugar level
  • Promoting digestion and reducing greasy sense

Other benefits:

  • Diuresis
  • Anti-cancer
  • Lowering blood lipid
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Anti-inflammation and sterilization

Conclusion

As you can see above, these six types of tea have many similar benefits. The outstanding benefits due to the production process that causes the tea leaves to generate different chemical components.