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Types Of Tea With Health Benefits That India Loves

Most of us cannot do without that first cup of tea in the morning, can we? No wonder then that after water, tea is the world’s second most important beverage!

There is a wide variety of tea to choose from but we have listed down some of the ones most loved by the people in India.

Darjeeling Tea

Darjeeling tea, fresh from the factory
Darjeeling tea, fresh from the factory

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When it comes to tea, Darjeeling tops the list as it is the most famous variety of tea all across the world. There is a wide variety to choose from

Like white, black, green and oolong. Darjeeling Tea is full of flavonoids which are natural antioxidants. They are aromatic and thin bodied and is extremely soothing. Darjeeling tea is also a cholesterol-lowering agent.

Tibetan Butter Tea

Butter in this tea gives calories needed in high altitudes
Butter in this tea gives calories needed in high altitudes

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Very popular in the mountain regions of Ladakh, this Himalayan beverage is made from tea leaves, butter, water, and salt. This tea prevents dryness and helps keep the body warm and the butter in the tea provides calories needed in the higher altitudes.

Masala Chai

Masala chai cooked with herbs and spices
Masala chai cooked with herbs and spices

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This chai somehow reminds me of Anu Malik’s song “ Ek Garm Chai Ki Pyaali Ho…” Who doesn’t like a garma garam Masala Chai especially on a cold wintry morning or during monsoons? It tastes like heaven! This special Masala Chai Cooked with herbs and spices such as elaichi, cinnamon, ginger, cloves is popular across the world. It’s a great beverage to beat fatigue!

Nilgiri Tea

Nilgiri tea also called Blue Mountain tea
Nilgiri tea also called Blue Mountain tea

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Nilgiri Tea or the blue mountain tea as it’s also called, is dark and extremely aromatic It’s great for making iced tea. It is said to help fight diabetes and improves oral health.

Assam Tea

Malty flavored Assam tea
Malty flavored Assam tea

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Assam tea is black tea known for its body and strong malty flavor. Like the Darjeeling tea, the Assam tea is also popular all across the world. It is said to prevent certain kinds of cancers.

However, like everything else, anything in excess is not good. Excess tea is known to stop the absorption of iron in the intestine. So if you limit your tea intake to about 3 cups a day, it can help you stay healthy!

Read Also: Meet Laxmi Limbu Kaushal India’s First Woman In Tea

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