Chinese red tea is drived from the Camellia Sinensis tea plant which is found in quite a few different areas, especially mountainous areas, like most tea plants in China. You can find them all over the world in prominent areas like Japan, China, India and even Africa. Only when the leaves are harvested are they sent off for production and at that point, they go through a unique process that results in a dark colored tea.

Chinese Red Tea

A lot of people have coined the name red tea with the name Rooibos team but not all teas are created equal. There are other names that go along with red tea such as South African red tea, red bush tea and bush tea. The reason Rooibois is such a common name is because it’s a tea infusion with a lot of different herbal extracts mainly coming from red bush. These red bush extracts can be found in South Africa near the Cedarberg Mountains.

One of the great benefits of red tea is that they’re generally pretty low in tannins and caffeine free (even though, there’s a hint of caffeine in them). When you first see red tea, you won’t think it’s tea, it looks more like an exotic drink you could buy at a bar on the coast. The flavor of red tea is very sweet and fruity. It doesn’t quite taste like a lot of other teas. Different tribes in Africa actually believe this tea has healing powers but that’s not exactly something to go off of as they have a lot of different debunked healing traditions.

Health Benefits

When examining the health benefits of red tea, they’re the exact same as the benefits from black tea. For example, black tea has been found to be able to prevent diabetes. Some people use it as a form of management and have praised it for the ability to help with the condition while some studies are a bit skeptical of these claims. The main reason for these claims is the ability for the tea to help calm the levels of blood sugar in the body.

If you don’t have diabetes, some studies and people recommend drinking black tea to help you from getting diabetes in the first place. These don’t have any valid studies to confirm truth to this, but again, a lot of people have sworn by this. Another claim from red tea is that it will help protect and strengthen your heart health.

Cholesterol is something that no one wants to worry about. This is something that people in their older ages stress about as we intake more food and build up more cholesterol near our heart veins. However, black tea can actually help with this. It’s been reported that there’s an 11% decrease in death by cardiovascular disease simply by drinking red tea.

Weight loss is another big key issue here as red and black tea have been found to help boost your metabolism. Of course, a proper diet needs to be stuck to but you also shouldn’t take increasing your metabolism lightly.