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Why is green tea healthier than black tea? Answered

I dont see why one would be healthier than the other yet i hear all the time that it is.
anybody know why?




Best Answer 7 years ago

Green tea is healthier because it eats well, gets plenty of exercise, and at least 8 hours sleep every night. Black tea is a couch potato, eats too much, and drinks and smokes.

Until recently, tea research has focused on green tea. Green tea is loaded with the compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), a powerful anti-oxidant. Since the fermentation process used to make black tea converts EGCg into other compounds, researchers assumed black tea had less health benefits than green tea. However, recent studies indicate the compounds contained in black tea - theaflavins and thearubigens - do more than contribute to its dark color and distinctive flavor. They also provide health benefits originally attributed solely to green tea.


Tea leaves are prepared much the same way as coffee beans that are roasted to create different styles of finished product. The longer it is roasted the darker it becomes the more of the essential compounds are lost, that is why a dark roasted coffee contains less caffiene then a light roast.The same holds true for compounds in Tea leaves.

The tea leaves are fired to retain the flavour after the fermentation process is complete.[22] Again the regulation of the temperature plays an important role in the final quality of the tea and on completion, the tea will become black and harder. Wiki this bright eye's!

Hmm. Dried after oxidation, but not fired AFAIK. Reference for "fired" please ?


The rebuttal post was copy/paste from wikipedia regarding the processing of the tea leaves,check it out.I will no longer reply to your posts.

Not in the Wikipedia article "Tea processing" for example. What you have cited isn't even backed up in [22] Its a poor English translation.
Please check facts properly, rather than cutting and pasting.
Have fun.

See Wikipedia article Tea Production in Sri Lanka,read it and weep.
Have fun

Green tea is healthier because it is less processed. Same as in rice brands. Red/Brown (unpolished) rice has more nutrients.
Green tea has more antioxidants than the black tea, which helps the body fight diseases and also keep us younger.

I thought the latest work suggests that black teas ARE as good ?

+1. Of course neither is great for you. Moderation in all things.

If you mean American beer/lager ... given that I don't much like it, I agree to forgo the moderation and skip it entirely. (A serious beer is a different kettle of worms entirely.)