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Health Benefits of Ceylon Tea – An Amazing Brew

The thing that distinguishes Ceylon tea is where it is from, namely Sri Lanka, a country that was known during the height of the British Empire as one of the best-produced leaves of black tea in the world. Let's find out more about this amazing brew.


What is Ceylon Tea?

Ceylon Tea is grown all over the island of Sri Lanka, focusing on the central highlands and the southern lowlands. The Silver Tips tea is grown as green tea, black tea and white tea across eleven regions. The antioxidants in the tea depend heavily on factors such as the climate, location and soil it is grown in. Black tea contains more caffeine than white tea and green tea as they are fermented before they are processed. But white tea has more antioxidants than the other two types.

You can try all kinds of tea with different flavours in almost all of the hotels in Nuwara Eliya, which is considered the pinnacle of Sri Lankan tea country.


Heart Health

Ceylon Tea has been approved by the FDA for medicinal purposes, despite there not being any solid clinical research. However, flavonoids in Ceylon tea are said to help prevent heart disease. The analyses show that black tea and green tea consumption lowers levels of bad cholesterol, especially in people with a higher risk of heart disease. The studies also indicate that tea consumption reduced blood pressure and the hardening of arteries.


Bone Mineral Density

Tea consumption has also been linked to reducing the incidence of osteoporosis. The survey, which was conducted on 1937 adults who had been drinking tea for more than 10 years, found that there were significant improvements in terms of bone mineral density and strength.


Brain Function

Studies also show that flavonoids are also good for brain function and can help improve concentration, alertness and attention. This is especially shown in a study of seniors where the daily ingestion of green tea helped with reducing levels of stress and improving quality of sleep. The reviews also provided sufficient evidence of boosting cognitive function and helping with retaining memory. It is believed that caffeine and L-theanine in the tea together with the flavonoids are what aids brain function.



A five-year Japanese study found that there was a significant connection between the consumption of green tea and a reduced incidence of Type 2 Diabetes. The consumption of black tea has lowered blood sugar levels in rats and has also shown to have an effect on overall anti-diabetic activity including improved sensitivity to insulin.


Weight Management

Drinking green Ceylon tea is said to help increase fat breakdown during exercise and thus aiding weight management.
So, the next time you visit a hill country hotel the likes of Heritance Tea Factory and they give you a welcome drink of piping hot, Ceylon tea, make sure you chug it all down.