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Is black tea worth drinking?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 06, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Is black tea really such an unhealthy tea due to tannins,caffeine.Does it give you acne?

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on December 06, 2012
at 06:45 PM

I recently added black tea back into my and have felt amazing since, just one cup per day. No acne, but I have read on some Ray Peat forums that adding lemon or milk can counteract the tannins, though I am not read into this, but I do add grassfed milk and a teaspoon of sugar in mine, not sure if that changes things.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on December 06, 2012
at 06:06 PM

Also, to add, I drink plenty of varieties of tea, not just black. I enjoy herbal teas, fruity teas, green teas, etc. I just love tea.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on December 06, 2012
at 06:05 PM

It's probably just a difference in our bodies and our tolerance. This past year I've experienced a sensitivity to whitening which caused my mouth to break out when eating certain fruits. No two bodies are the same, which may make reactions our vary. I've been lucky enought to never have an adverse reaction from caffeine.

Bee4e0fda817da9857443bd40f552a75

on December 06, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Hmmm...I get acne even from tiny amounts of caffeine.So I stopped all teas except for herbal ones.

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D916a0f55db32cab0a4f54549fcdb8a7

on December 07, 2012
at 09:08 AM

Well! if u ask me i consider both black and green....since 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. 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.

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97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

on December 06, 2012
at 04:21 PM

Black tea does not give me acne, and I drink it everyday, sometimes multiple times a day. Plus, I do not think I have a tannin sensitivity. If I end up with a headache or migraine it is typically due to stress, noise factors, or my contacts.

Plus, I do not drink coffee, I dislike the taste, so black tea is my favored drink at work besides water with lemon. I love the taste of tea, I find it soothing and calming.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on December 06, 2012
at 06:06 PM

Also, to add, I drink plenty of varieties of tea, not just black. I enjoy herbal teas, fruity teas, green teas, etc. I just love tea.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on December 06, 2012
at 06:05 PM

It's probably just a difference in our bodies and our tolerance. This past year I've experienced a sensitivity to whitening which caused my mouth to break out when eating certain fruits. No two bodies are the same, which may make reactions our vary. I've been lucky enought to never have an adverse reaction from caffeine.

Bee4e0fda817da9857443bd40f552a75

on December 06, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Hmmm...I get acne even from tiny amounts of caffeine.So I stopped all teas except for herbal ones.

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on December 07, 2012
at 08:04 PM

Green tea was very helpful for my hormonal acne. My joints also feel less creaky/poppy. The benefits might be less noticeable with black, but it's worth it to at least try it out.

Still, if you feel like you have a fluoride/caffeine/tannin sensitivity, you should stop right away.

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on December 07, 2012
at 04:13 AM

I think white tea is best. Least caffeine, most antioxidants, mild flavor, and not all that difficult to find.

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on December 06, 2012
at 09:25 PM

There are many beautiful teas out there. Black, white, green, oolong, pu-erh. I have never heard of any of them giving anybody acne, but I suppose anything is possible. Given your location, you might like to try buying some on the internet, unless there's a specialist tea shop nearby. As with lots of things if you pay up you will get a top quality product.

My wife drinks black tea all the time. She drinks a first flush darjeeling, but assam is also great. I drink whiet tea ~ white peony or silver needle. If you get into it you should try the others too. Many websites do taster packs with a variety of sample teas.

Some of these teas are quite delicate. You should be clear about the brewing instructions. Not all of them should have boiling water poured on them. And finally, you might benefit from buying a new kettle if you find a tea you like as the quality of the water makes a huge difference.

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on December 06, 2012
at 07:48 PM

White tea is worth trying. More anti-oxidants and lower caffeine than green tea

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7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

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on December 06, 2012
at 05:16 PM

If you like the taste. It has costs and benefits like anything else. Folks are raving about the healthy effects of green tea, but it sounds like the worst offender when it comes to staining teeth, according to my dentist. Black tea likely has benefits too.

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on December 06, 2012
at 05:12 PM

My entire household drinks tea all of the time. There is always at least one pitcher of it in the fridge. None of us are sensitive to tannins, nor caffeine. If you do react to it, go for herbal. You may eventually be able to consume caffeine if you are able to heal your gut through clean eating, but you may not.

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