Category Archives: Black Tea

Antioxidants in Tea

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Is Tea an Anti-anxiety Drink?

Tea is a complex mixture of chemicals and these have been isolated and characterised. Evidence suggests that tea has a calming effect, and this may relate to the unique chemical composition of the drink. The calming effects of tea may … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why A Cup of Tea Is A Good Idea

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Carotenoids in Tea

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The Carotenoid Content of Green and Black Tea

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Dietary Sources of GABA

Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid neurotransmitter found in the brains of mammals and other animals. GABA is synthesised by humans and is therefore not essential in the diet. GABA is an amino acid, but it is not … Continue reading

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What Is L-Theanine and Do You Need it?

L-theanine is an amino acid found almost exclusively in tea (the Camellia sinensis plant). Chemically L-theanine is called 𝛾-glutamylethylamide. This amino acid does not form proteins like many other amino acids, but instead is found in its free-form. L-theanine is … Continue reading

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Fluoride: Teeth, Tea and Toothpaste

Fluoride is a trace mineral in human nutrition. There is some evidence that fluoride may be essential, although this point of view is controversial. For example. Fluoride is said to be required for the hardening of tooth enamel and the … Continue reading

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Fluoride in Tea

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Green Tea Versus Black Tea

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