There are various types of tea on the market. Of the many types, green tea and black tea is the most frequently we find in supermarkets. But many people do not know what the real difference is the type of tea. Both types of tea come from the same plant, where differences exist between processes. Green tea is processed without dried first, while black tea is dried with roasted or sun-dried beforehand. In addition, the manufacture of black tea, required fermentation, where the manufacture of green tea, the process is prevented. “Therefore, black tea antioxidant levels lower. In fact, antioxidants are compounds that are useful to prevent the risk of heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and cancer,” said Head of Marketing PT ABC Indonesia Nurkori.
However, do not rush to avoid black tea, because the fermentation process that black tea theaflavins and thearubiger add substances in tea, which serves to give the antibodies in the intestine and prevent various digestive diseases. In addition, the levels of fluoride in black tea contained more, wherein it serves to strengthen teeth and bones. Substances are significant differences in the number of black tea and green tea is caffeine content. Green tea contains caffeine content of only 9 to 50 milligrams per cup. Compare with black tea had higher levels of 42 to 72 milligrams of caffeine per cup. But this number is still less than coffee, as quoted from page livestrong.com, Thursday (30/04/2015). There is no proven benefit worse of the two. However, if seen its benefits, it seems suitable to drink green tea at night, while giving energy intake in the morning, black tea could be an option.