Black tea is obtained by fermenting tea leaves. Not only can it be enjoyed as a hot beverage, but it is also a versatile skincare ingredient:
Black Tea (Camellia Sinensis) inhibits itching and soothes eczema and hives. The secondary plant substances contained strengthen the weakened skin so that no new inflammation can develop.
Black tea is made from the tea plant, just like green and white tea. Due to the processing after harvesting, however, the composition of active ingredients differs from other types of tea.
After harvesting, the fresh tea leaves are stored in wicker baskets to wither and are well ventilated. The tea leaves then go into a machine between rotating disks, where they are rolled up again and again, breaking open the plant's cell walls. The plants ferment in warm, humid air at 30 °C so that the oils unfold. Finally, the fermented tea leaves are dried.
Like green and white tea, black tea contains polyphenols and therefore has an antioxidant effect and a high caffeine content.
White and green tea are not fermented. This fermentation process changes the tea plants so that black tea focuses on nutrients such as potassium, manganese, fluoride and vitamin B as well as phytochemicals.
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