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Darjeeling Tea Health Benefits

Do you fancy a cup of tea? Yeah, us too. We go through tea phases, you know, deciding which are our favorites, but lately our go-to has been our delicious Darjeeling tea. Also known as the “champagne of teas” in honor of its exquisite flavor, Darjeeling tea is a black tea grown at the foot of the Himalayas, in the Darjeeling region of northern India.

This black tea yields a light cup, with a pleasing apricot color. Smooth with a slight floral note, Darjeeling teas are usually described as having a musky spiciness with a cool finish. However, aside from its nectarous color, taste, and finish, did you know that Darjeeling tea health benefits are off the charts as well?

Now you do. Let us further explain.

When it comes to high blood pressure, diabetes, and weight loss, Darjeeling tea is a natural remedy. It contains abundant antioxidants that combat free radicals and eliminate toxins which are quite helpful when it comes to each of these maladies.

Darjeeling Tea and High Blood Pressure

Consuming black tea such as Darjeeling may have benefits to cardiovascular health. In an October 2003 issue of “Journal of Nutrition”, they cited that drinking five servings of black tea daily lowered blood cholesterol significantly in subjects consuming a moderately low-fat diet, compared to non-tea drinkers on the same diet. It’s also been known to widen arteries potentially increasing blood flow to organs which can also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease over time.

Darjeeling Tea and Diabetes

According to researchers from the Tianjin Key Laboratory in China, the polysaccharides found in Darjeeling tea had the most glucose-inhibiting properties. Polysaccharides are a type of carbohydrate that includes starch and cellulose, which benefit people with diabetes because they help to retard absorption of glucose. The black tea polysaccharides also displayed the highest amount of scavenging of free radicals, which are present in the onset of other diseases like cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.  

Does Darjeeling Tea Help With Weight Loss?

While still being delicious, Darjeeling tea contains very few calories so it is a low-calorie and healthy alternative to other types of sugary beverages. In addition, this specific type of black tea contains enough caffeine to provide extra energy, naturally, while also decreasing fat absorption and boosting metabolism.

These are just a few of the health benefits of Darjeeling tea. The leaves of this tea are rich in many different bioactive compounds that have significant health benefits. The best part of all is that your favorite local spice shop, Old Town Spice Shop has tasty and fresh Darjeeling tea that you can pick up locally or online in our online spice store. Or if you’re interested in other black tea based loose leaf teas, you can also check out our selection of Oolong Tea, China Black Tea, or Apricot Tea. And as an aside, we do not advise making any health decisions based on the information presented and always suggest that you seek the advice of medical professionals on any medical matters.