Black tea is made from the leaves of a bush called Camellia sinensis. It has caffeine as well as other stimulants and antioxidants. Black tea can be consumed either hot or cold. It should always be steeped in hot water before it is cooled. Many people drink black tea just because they like it. People also may use it for:
• Alertness and energy
• Antioxidants, including polyphenols and catechins
• Possible anti-cancer effects
• Heart health
• Improved metabolism
• Gut health