Tea, which has earned the reputation of being the most widely consumed beverage in the world. There are also some popular myths about tea that needs to be understood its actual effect on our health. Its seems really difficult to imagine to start of a day without a cup of tea. It acts an energy provider to our body making us more active towards life. Check out the popular myth which is prevalent in the mind of many people in different parts of the globe.
Added to other ingredients the quality of tea deteriorates:
It is absolutely not true that the quality of your tea will deplete if you add milk or a dash of lime to it.
Catechins, which are antioxidants that is found in tea leaves helps to increase the body’s immunity to fight some particular types of cancers.
The addition of milk to tea does not strip off its antioxidants. It is as beneficial as black tea.
Herbal tea- real or fake?
The scientific name of the plant from where real tea leaves are extracted is Camellia sinensis. White, green tea as well as long tea comes from this plant. But herbal tea is made out of the barks and flowers of other plants whose properties are similar to that of the tea plants. It is not authentic tea.
Tea has no expiry date :
There are some eatables like pickles and jams which have a very long shelf life and can be stored easily. Tea is one such item. However, even if it does not start rotting after a period of time, its quality gets degraded, rendering it absolutely useless.
Mint tea to relieve an upset stomach :
Instead of controlling stomach problems, mint tea can actually aggravate it by irritating the gastrointestinal cavity.
Antioxidants in tea can save you from dying :
While antioxidants in tea boosts the body’s immune system and also protects it from succumbing to degenerative diseases, it does not have the ability to save someone’s life.
Antioxidant levels in fruits and vegetables is higher than in tea :
A plate containing assorted fruits will have less antioxidant than a plain cup of tea.
Drinking tea is a great way to consume antioxidants while reducing calorie intake.
Different types of tea with equal levels of antioxidants :
It is true that most types of tea come from the same plant. However, during its processing and packaging, their antioxidant levels tend to change and become unequal.
Tea can be devoid of caffeine :
All kinds of tea have some amount of caffeine and none of the tea leaves are caffeine free.
Tea should be exposed to air :
Air can make tea leaves shed their flavour and beneficial properties. Tea should be kept in tight containers.
China is the only producer of tea :
Different parts of the world produce tea. China is not the only place in the world where tea is derived from. India, Hawaii, Japan, America and Taiwan are also famous for their tea.