Health Benefits of English Breakfast Tea
One of the most popular brews of tea the world over, English breakfast tea boasts a robust flavour profile providing the perfect pick-me-up to your morning routine. It gives a refreshing taste and a boost of energy due to its caffeine content as you are engulfed in its rich aroma long after the tea is brewed.
While it can be enjoyed as a pure black tea, English breakfast tea with milk is also a popular option as the tea is hearty and strong enough to be accompanied by milk and sugar.
English Breakfast Tea and Caffeine
If you're a health-conscious tea drinker, you may wonder just how much caffeine is there in a cup of your favourite black tea. The standard 8-ounce cup of English breakfast tea contains approximately 42mg of caffeine which is well below the medically recommended level of 400mg per day.
If you're concerned about how much caffeine you consume through tea, there are a few simple steps you may take to control the level of caffeine you get from your tea. By steeping your tea for a shorter period, you can reduce the amount of caffeine in your cup. For instance, if you steep your tea for 1 minute, your intake is about 14 mg per cup.
To obtain higher levels of caffeine, you can steep your tea for longer than five minutes and enjoy a more intense flavour.
Drinking English Breakfast Tea During Pregnancy
There are questions surrounding caffeine intake of tea with concerns regarding how it may affect the development of a foetus. Based on research, a moderate level of caffeine consumption that is equivalent to 3 ½ to 5 cups of tea per day may not affect the baby's development, however, it’s best to consult your doctor in this instance.
It should be noted that pregnancy hinders the rate of breakdown of caffeine in a woman's body, thereby making their caffeine retention period longer. Hence it is advised that women who are sensitive to caffeine limit or omit their tea intake.
Health Benefits of English Breakfast Tea
Like all pure black teas, English breakfast tea offers a wealth of health benefits to the regular consumer.
- Tea and Oral Health
A strong brew of English breakfast tea is thought to support overall dental health as it can help prevent the development of cavities.
According to studies, fluorides and polyphenols present in tea are the components that act to reduce tooth decay. Additionally, it is revealed that tea inhibits the growth of certain harmful microorganisms in the oral cavity and thereby promoting your oral hygiene.
- Tea and Longevity
According to research by Dr Weisburger, six or more cups of tea per day are intended to encourage healthy ageing as it can restore elasticity to the skin and enhance memory capacity.
- Tea and Strokes
According to in-vitro studies, the antioxidant properties of tea helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and other common degenerative diseases.
Black tea is reputed for its blood pressure-lowering capability, promoting overall cardiovascular health. The lowering of blood pressure, in turn, helps to contribute toward balancing your glucose and lipid levels.
Types of English Breakfast Tea
This loose-leaf tea is hand-picked from the Dimbula region of Sri Lanka, and it is famed for being a strong and full-bodied brew. Enjoy this Gourmet Selection English Breakfast by Dilmah as a bright and robust brew to start your day.
Offering the perfect start for your day, this rich and full-bodied organic Ceylon Tea brew provides an intense flavour profile that can be enjoyed as it is, or accompanied with milk.
This 100% organic Ceylon black tea carries no additives or preservatives and is the ideal means of experiencing the pure taste of your favourite go-to beverage.
Presented in luxury leaf tea bags that protect the freshness of the tea, the Exceptional English Breakfast is a bright morning tea offering Broken Orange Pekoe leaves that brews a strong and bold tea of rich burgundy colour.
Presented in 100 tea bags wrapped in airtight foil pouches that protect the taste and flavour, this Gourmet English Breakfast tea consists of a solid and full-bodied brew from the Dimbula region of Sri Lanka. It is a hand-picked to combine its strength and character in this perfect cup of English breakfast to start your day right.