Health benefits of Black tea can be attributed to its anti oxidant and other medicinal benefits. Black tea is considered to be stronger anti oxidant compared to oxidized than oolong tea, green tea and white teas. All tea types are made from leaves of tea shrub, however making of black tea involves an additional step which requires aeration of cut and withering leaves for several hours. This aeration oxidizes the flavonoids and darkens the colour of tea leaves.
While the flavor of black tea is itself enjoying, one has choice of enjoying it in various ways. Normally people add milk and sugar to black tea. One may also add various herbs like ginger, cargamom, cinnamon, lemon grass, basil leaves, etc. In China, people add sweet, spice, chocolate or even rare herbs while brewing black tea. The plain black tea is rich in antioxidants known as polyphenols and also has minimal contents of sodium, proteins and carbohydrates.