All true teas, according to the institute, come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, ranging from green, oolong, white, black, rooibos tea, red tea and herbal tea infusions.
“The main difference is in the way the tea leaves are processed but all tea brews are full of natural goodness and health benefits,” it added.
Citing the lecture delivered by Dr. Jan Rycroft in a seminar on the “Bioactive Components of Tea and their Health Benefits” FNRI noted that an average 200 milliliter (mL) cup of green tea contains 120 milligrams (mg) of flavonoids while an average 300 mL cup of black tea contains 130mg.
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