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BLACK TEA

(Camellia Sinensis)


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  • Black Tea Herbal Description
  • Black Tea Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Black Tea Dosage Information
  • Black Tea Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Black Tea Herbal Supplements & Products




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    BLACK TEA HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    Camellia sinensis is the species of plant whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce the popular beverage tea. Black tea is a classic around the world and a universal beverage that speaks many languages. Our merchants have an extensive selection of high quality organic black teas are rich with penetrating flavors and contain caffeine. See Black Tea Products for a list of fine choices.

    Black Tea is a product made from the Camellia sinensis plant. The aged leaves and stems are used to make medicine. Green Tea, which is made from fresh leaves of the same plant, has some different properties. White tea, yellow tea, green tea, oolong, pu-erh tea and black tea are all harvested from this species, but are processed differently to attain different levels of oxidation. Kukicha (twig tea) is also harvested from Camellia sinensis, but uses twigs and stems rather than leaves. Common names include tea plant, tea shrub, and tea tree (not to be confused with Melaleuca alternifolia, the source of Tea Tree Oil.

    camellia sinensis tea plants


    There are two major varieties used for tea: Chinese tea, Camellia sinensis var. sinensis and Assam tea, Camellia sinensis var. assamica.

    Black Leaf Tea is also known as Camellia sinensis, Camellia thea, Camellia theifera, Chinese Tea, English Tea, Feuille de The Noir, Te Negro, Tea, The Anglais, The Noir, Thea bohea, Thea sinensis, Thea viridis, Theaflavin, and Theaflavine.

    Camellia sinensis is native to East, South and Southeast Asia, but it is today cultivated across the world in tropical and subtropical regions. Camellia Senensis is an evergreen shrub or small tree that is usually trimmed to below 6.6-feet when cultivated for its leaves. It has a strong tap-root. The flowers are yellow-white, 0.98 to 1.57-inches in diameter, with 7 to 8 petals. The seeds of Camellia sinensis and Camellia oleifera can be pressed to yield tea oil, a sweetish seasoning and cooking oil that should not be confused with tea tree oil, an essential oil that is used for medical and cosmetic purposes, and originates from the leaves of a different plant.

    The leaves are 1.6 to 5.9-inches long and 0.79 to 1.97-inches broad. Fresh leaves contain about 4-percent caffeine. The young, light green leaves are preferably harvested for tea production; they have short white hairs on the underside. Older leaves are deeper green. Different leaf ages produce differing tea qualities, since their chemical compositions are different. Usually, the tip (bud) and the first two to three leaves are harvested for processing. This hand picking is repeated every one to two weeks.

    camillia sinensis tea leaves and flowers


    CAMELLIA SINENSIS HEALTH EFFECTS

    The leaves have been used in traditional Chinese medicine and other medical systems to treat asthma (functioning as a bronchodilator), angina pectoris, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary artery disease. Recent medical research on tea (most of which has been on green tea) has revealed various health benefits, including anti-cancer potential, effects on cholesterol levels, antibacterial properties and positive effects for weight loss. It is considered to have many positive health benefits due to tea's high levels of catechins, a type of antioxidant. Among other interesting bioactivities, (-)-catechin from C. sinensis was shown to act as agonist of PPARgamma, nuclear receptor that is current pharmacological target for the treatment of diabetes type 2. However, tea may have some negative impacts on health, such as over-consumption of caffeine, and the presence of fluoride and oxalates in tea.





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    BLACK TEA USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK TEA

    Black tea is used for improving mental alertness as well as learning, memory and information processing skills. It is also used for treating headache and low blood pressure; preventing heart disease, including "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis) and heart attack; preventing Parkinson's disease; and reducing the risk of stomach and colon cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. It is also used for type 2 diabetes, stomach disorders, vomiting, diarrhea, and as a diuretic to increase urine flow. Some people use black tea for preventing tooth decay and kidney stones. In combination with various other products, black tea is used for weight loss.

    In foods, black tea is consumed as a hot or cold beverage. Black tea contains 2 to 4-percent caffeine, which affects thinking and alertness, increases urine output, and may reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It also contains antioxidants and other substances that might help protect the heart and blood vessels.

    NATURAL MEDICINES COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE (NIH)

    This database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.

    The effectiveness ratings for BLACK TEA are as follows:

    Likely Effective For: Mental alertness. Drinking black tea and other caffeinated beverages throughout the day helps to keep people alert, even after extended periods without sleep.

    Possibly Effective For:

  • Preventing dizziness upon standing up (orthostatic hypotension) in older people. Black tea works for this condition because it raises blood pressure.
  • Reducing the risk of heart attacks. There is some evidence that people who drink black tea have a lower risk of heart attack. If they do have a heart attack, they are less likely to die if they have been drinking black tea for at least a year.
  • Reducing the risk of kidney stones. Women who drink black tea seem to have an 8-percent lower risk of developing kidney stones.
  • Reducing the risk of Parkinson's disease. There is some evidence from large-scale studies that people who drink caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, and cola have a decreased risk of Parkinson's disease. For men, the effects seem to be dose-related. For example, men consuming a total of 421 to 2716 mg of caffeine daily seem to have the greatest reduction in risk. However, there seems to be a significant reduction in risk even with consumption of as little as 124 to 208 mg caffeine per day. In women, the effects do not seem to be dose-related. Moderate consumption of caffeine (about one to four cups black tea daily) seems to provide the most reduction in risk. Drinking black tea also appears to reduce the occurrence of Parkinson's disease among people who smoke.
  • Reducing the risk of ovarian cancer. Women who regularly drink tea, including black tea or green tea, appear to have a significantly lower risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to women who never or seldom drink tea.
  • Reducing the risk of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), especially in women.

  • Possibly Ineffective For:

  • Reducing the risk of stomach, colon, and rectal cancer.
  • Reducing the risk of breast cancer.

  • Insufficient Evidence To Rate Effectiveness For:

  • Brittle bones (osteoporosis). So far there is some evidence that drinking black tea might be linked to stronger bones in women aged 65 to 76 years. Drinking black tea also seems to be associated with a lower risk of hip fracture in men and women who are older than 50.
  • Type 2 diabetes. Some research suggests that Japanese adults who drink a cup or more of black tea daily do not have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who drink less than a cup daily.
  • Lung cancer. There is evidence that men who get more chemicals called phytoestrogens in their diet have up to a 27-percent lower risk of developing lung cancer than men who do not get these chemicals. Green tea and black tea contain phytoestrogens.
  • Stomach disorders.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Preventing tooth decay.
  • Headache.
  • Reducing the risk of other cancers.
  • Promoting weight loss.
  • Other conditions. More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of black tea for these uses.


  • REFERENCES

    1.Parker DL, Hoffmann TK, Tucker MA, et al. Interaction between warfarin and black tea. Ann Pharmacother 2009;43:150-1.
    2.Savitz DA, Chan RL, Herring AH, et al. Caffeine and miscarriage risk. Epidemiology 2008;19:55-62.
    3.Weng X, Odouli R, Li DK. Maternal caffeine consumption during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage: a prospective cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;198:279.e1-8.
    4.Fukuda I, Sakane I, Yabushita Y, et al. Black tea theaflavins suppress dioxin-induced transformation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2005;69:883-90.
    5.Kundu T, Dey S, Roy M, et al. Induction of apoptosis in human leukemia cells by black tea and its polyphenol theaflavin. Cancer Lett 2005;230:111-21.
    6.Way TD, Lee HH, Kao MC, Lin JK. Black tea polyphenol theaflavins inhibit aromatase activity and attenuate tamoxifen resistance in HER2/neu-transfected human breast cancer cells through tyrosine kinase suppression. Eur J Cancer 2004;40:2165-74.
    7.Mizuno H, Cho YY, Zhu F, et al. Theaflavin-3, 3'-digallate induces epidermal growth factor receptor downregulation. Mol Carcinog 2006;45:204-12.
    8.Chen CN, Lin CP, Huang KK, et al. Inhibition of SARS-CoV 3C-like Protease Activity by Theaflavin-3,3'-digallate (TF3). Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2005;2:209-15.
    9.Liu S, Lu H, Zhao Q, et al. Theaflavin derivatives in black tea and catechin derivatives in green tea inhibit HIV-1 entry by targeting gp41. Biochim Biophys Acta 2005;1723:270-81.
    10.Tu YY, Tang AB, Watanabe N. The theaflavin monomers inhibit the cancer cells growth in vitro. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 2004;36:508-12.
    To see all references for the Black Information: NIH Drug Information.





    BLACK TEA DOSAGE INFORMATION

    An 8-ounce serving of black tea provides from 40 to 120 mg of caffeine, the active ingredient. The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

    BY MOUTH

  • For headache or improving mental alertness: a typical dose is up to 250 mg of caffeine (several cups of black tea) per day.
  • For reducing the risk of heart attack and kidney stones: a dose of at least one cup per day.
  • For preventing "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), 125 to 500 mL (1 to 4 cups) of brewed black tea daily.
  • For preventing Parkinson's Disease: Men drinking 421 to 2716 mg of total caffeine (approximately 5 to 33 cups of black tea) daily have the lowest risk of developing Parkinson's disease, when compared to other men. However, men who drink as little as 124 to 208 mg of caffeine (approximately 1 to 3 cups of black tea) daily also have a significantly lower chance of developing Parkinson's disease. In women, moderate caffeine intake (1 to 4 cups of black tea) per day seems to be best.




    BLACK TEA SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS INFORMATION

    Black tea is safe for most adults. Too much black tea, such as more than five cups per day, can cause side effects because of the caffeine. These side effects can range from mild to serious and include headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion. People who drink black tea or other caffeinated beverages all the time, especially in large amounts, can develop psychological dependence. Caffeine is considered probably safe in children in amounts commonly found in foods.

    SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS & WARNINGS

  • Pregnancy & Breast-feeding: If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, black tea in small amounts is probably not harmful. Do not drink more than 2 cups a day of black tea. This amount of tea provides about 200 mg of caffeine. Consuming more than this amount during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage and other negative effects, including symptoms of caffeine withdrawal in newborns and lower birth weight. If you are breast-feeding, drinking more than 2 cups a day of black tea might cause your baby to become more irritable and have more bowel movements.
  • Anemia: Drinking black tea may make anemia worse in people with iron deficiency.
  • Anxiety Disorders: The caffeine in black tea might make these conditions worse.
  • Bleeding Disorders: There is some reason to believe that the caffeine in black tea might slow blood clotting, though this hasn’t been shown in people. Use caffeine cautiously if you have a bleeding disorder.
  • Heart Problems: Caffeine in black tea can cause irregular heartbeat in certain people. If you have a heart condition, use caffeine with caution.
  • Diabetes: The caffeine in black tea might affect blood sugar. Use black tea with caution if you have diabetes.
  • Diarrhea: Black tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in black tea, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Black tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in black tea, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea and might worsen symptoms of IBS.
  • Glaucoma: Drinking caffeinated black tea increases the pressure inside the eye. The increase occurs within 30 minutes and lasts for at least 90 minutes.
  • Hormone-Sensitive Condition: Such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Black tea might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, do not use black tea.
  • High Blood Pressure: The caffeine in black tea might increase blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. However, this does not seem to occur in people who drink black tea or other caffeinated products regularly.
  • Brittle Bones (Osteoporosis): Drinking caffeinated black tea can increase the amount of calcium that is flushed out in the urine. This might weaken bones. Do not drink more than 300 mg of caffeine per day (approximately 2 to 3 cups of black tea). Taking extra calcium may help to make up for calcium losses. Older women who have a genetic condition that affects the way they use vitamin D, should use caffeine with caution.


  • MEDICATION INTERACTIONS

    MODERATE INTERACTIONS - Be cautious with these combinations.

  • Adenosine (Adenocard): Black tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in black tea might block the affects of adenosine (Adenocard). Adenosine (Adenocard) is often used by health practitioners to do a test on the heart. This test is called a cardiac stress test. Stop drinking black tea or other caffeine-containing products at least 24 hours before a cardiac stress test.
  • Antibiotics (Quinolone Antibiotics): The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Some antibiotics might decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking these antibiotics along with black tea can increase the risk of side effects including jitteriness, headache, increased heart rate, and other side effects. Some antibiotics that decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Chibroxin, Noroxin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), trovafloxacin (Trovan), and grepafloxacin (Raxar).
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet): Black tea contains caffeine. The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Cimetidine (Tagamet) can decrease how quickly your body breaks down caffeine. Taking cimetidine (Tagamet) along with black tea might increase the chance of caffeine side effects including jitteriness, headache, fast heartbeat, and others.
  • Clozapine (Clozaril): The body breaks down clozapine (Clozaril) to get rid of it. The caffeine in black tea seems to decrease how quickly the body breaks down clozapine (Clozaril). Taking black tea along with clozapine (Clozaril) can increase the effects and side effects of clozapine (Clozaril).
  • Dipyridamole (Persantine): Black tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in black tea might block the affects of dipyridamole (Persantine). Dipyridamole (Persantine) is often used by doctors to do a test on the heart. This test is called a cardiac stress test. Stop drinking black tea or other caffeine-containing products at least 24 hours before a cardiac stress test.
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse): The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Disulfiram (Antabuse) can decrease how quickly the body gets rid of caffeine. Taking black tea (which contains caffeine) along with disulfiram (Antabuse) might increase the effects and side effects of caffeine including jitteriness, hyperactivity, irritability, and others.
  • Ephedrine: Stimulant drugs speed up the nervous system. Black tea contains caffeine. Caffeine and ephedrine are both stimulant drugs. Taking black tea along with ephedrine might cause too much stimulation and sometimes serious side effects and heart problems. Do not take caffeine containing products and ephedrine at the same time.
  • Estrogens: The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Estrogens can decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking estrogen pills and drinking black tea can cause jitteriness, headache, fast heartbeat, and other side effects. If you take estrogen pills, limit your caffeine intake. Some estrogen pills include conjugated equine estrogens (Premarin), ethinyl estradiol, estradiol, and others.
  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox): The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) can decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking caffeine along with fluvoxamine (Luvox) might cause too much caffeine in the body, and increase the effects and side effects of caffeine.
  • Lithium: Your body naturally gets rid of lithium. The caffeine in black tea can increase how quickly your body gets rid of lithium. If you take products that contain caffeine and you take lithium, stop taking caffeine products slowly. Stopping caffeine too quickly can increase the side effects of lithium.
  • Asthma Medications (Beta-Adrenergic Agonists): Black tea contains caffeine. Caffeine can stimulate the heart. Some medications for asthma can also stimulate the heart. Taking caffeine with some medications for asthma might cause too much stimulation and cause heart problems. Some medications for asthma include albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin, Volmax), metaproterenol (Alupent), terbutaline (Bricanyl, Brethine), and isoproterenol (Isuprel).
  • Depression Medications (MAOIs): The caffeine in black tea can stimulate the body. Some medications used for depression can also stimulate the body. Drinking black tea and taking some medications for depression might cause too much stimulation of the body and serious side effects including fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, nervousness, and others. Some of these medications used for depression include phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and others.
  • Medications To Slow Blood Clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet Drugs): Black tea might slow blood clotting. Taking black tea along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
  • Pentobarbital (Nembutal): The stimulant effects of the caffeine in black tea can block the sleep-producing effects of pentobarbital.
  • Phenylpropanolamine: The caffeine in black tea can stimulate the body. Phenylpropanolamine can also stimulate the body. Taking caffeine and phenylpropanolamine together might cause too much stimulation and increase heartbeat, blood pressure, and cause nervousness.
  • Riluzole (Rilutek): The body breaks down riluzole (Rilutek) to get rid of it. Drinking black tea can decrease how quickly the body breaks down riluzole (Rilutek) and increase the effects and side effects of riluzole.
  • Stimulant Drugs: Stimulant drugs speed up the nervous system. By speeding up the nervous system, stimulant medications can make you feel jittery and speed up your heartbeat. The caffeine in black tea can also speed up the nervous system. Drinking black tea along with stimulant drugs might cause serious problems including increased heart rate and high blood pressure. Avoid taking stimulant drugs along with black tea. Some stimulant drugs include diethylpropion (Tenuate), epinephrine, phentermine (Ionamin), pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), and many others.
  • Theophylline: Black tea contains caffeine. Caffeine works similarly to theophylline. Caffeine can also decrease how quickly the body gets rid of theophylline. This might cause increased effects and side effects of theophylline.
  • Verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan): The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan) can decrease how quickly the body gets rid of caffeine. Drinking black tea and taking verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan) can increase the risk of side effects for caffeine including jitteriness, headache, and an increased heartbeat.
  • Warfarin (Coumadin): Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. Large amounts of black tea might decrease how well warfarin (Coumadin) slows blood clotting. Decreasing how well warfarin (Coumadin) slows blood clotting might increase the risk of clotting. It is unclear why this interaction might occur. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed.


  • MINOR INTERACTIONS - Be watchful with this combination.

  • Alcohol: The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Alcohol can decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking black tea along with alcohol might cause too much caffeine in the bloodstream and caffeine side effects including jitteriness, headache, and fast heartbeat.
  • Birth Control Pills (Contraceptive Drugs): The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Birth control pills can decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking black tea along with birth control pills can cause jitteriness, headache, fast heartbeat, and other side effects. Some birth control pills include ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel (Triphasil), ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone (Ortho-Novum 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7), and others.
  • Fluconazole (Diflucan): Black tea contains caffeine. The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Fluconazole (Diflucan) might decrease how quickly the body gets rid of caffeine. This could cause caffeine to stay in the body too long and increase the risk of side effects such as nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia.
  • Depression Medications (Tricyclic Antidepressants): Black tea contains chemicals called tannins. Tannins can bind to many medications and decrease how much medicine the body absorbs. To avoid this interaction, avoid black tea 1 hour before and 2 hours after taking medications for depression called tricyclic antidepressants. Some medications for depression include amitriptyline (Elavil) or imipramine (Tofranil, Janimine).
  • Diabetes Medications (Antidiabetes Drugs): Black tea might increase blood sugar. Diabetes medications are used to lower blood sugar. By increasing blood sugar, black tea might decrease the effectiveness of diabetes medications. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed. Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
  • Mexiletine (Mexitil): Black tea contains caffeine. The body breaks down caffeine to get rid of it. Mexiletine (Mexitil) can decrease how quickly the body breaks down caffeine. Taking Mexiletine (Mexitil) along with black tea might increase the caffeine effects and side effects of black tea.
  • Phenothiazines: Black tea contains chemicals called tannins. Tannins can bind to many medications and decrease how much medicine the body absorbs. To avoid this interaction, avoid black tea 1 hour before and 2 hours after taking phenothiazine medications. Some phenothiazine medications include fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), prochlorperazine (Compazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), and trifluoperazine (Stelazine).
  • Terbinafine (Lamisil): The body breaks down the caffeine in black tea to get rid of it. Terbinafine (Lamisil) can decrease how quickly the body gets rid of caffeine and increase the risk of side effects including jitteriness, headache, increased heartbeat, and other effects.


  • HERBAL & SUPPLEMENT INTERACTIONS

  • Bitter Orange: Using bitter orange along with other products that contain caffeine, such as black tea, can increase blood pressure and heart rate in otherwise healthy adults with normal blood pressure. This could increase the risk of serious heart problems.
  • Caffeine-Containing Herbs & Supplements: Black tea contains caffeine. Using it along with other herbs and supplements that contain caffeine might increase the risk of caffeine side effects. Natural products that contain caffeine include coffee, black tea, green tea, oolong tea, guarana, mate, and others.
  • Calcium: High caffeine intake from foods and beverages, including black tea, flushes calcium out of the body in the urine.
  • Creatine: There is some concern that combining caffeine, an ingredient in black tea, with ephedra and creatine might increase the risk of serious harmful effects. There is a report of stroke in an athlete who consumed 6 grams of creatine monohydrate, 400 to 600 mg of caffeine, 40 to 60 mg of ephedra, and a variety of other supplements daily for 6 weeks. Caffeine might also decrease whatever benefit creatine might have on athletic performance.
  • Ephedra (Ma huang): Ephedra and black tea are both stimulants. They speed up the central nervous system. Using them together might speed it up too much, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, seizures, and death. Don't take black tea with ephedra or other stimulants.
  • Herbs & Supplements For Slowing Blood Clotting: Black tea might slow blood clotting. Using it along with other herbs and supplements that might also slow blood clotting could increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in some people. Some of these herbs include angelica, clove, danshen, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, Panax ginseng, and others.
  • Iron: Black tea might interfere with the body's ability to absorb iron. This probably is not a problem for most people, unless they are iron-deficient. If this is the case, drink tea between meals rather than with meals to lessen this interaction.
  • Lithium: Black tea contains caffeine. Using herbs and supplements that contain caffeine can speed up the removal of lithium from the body.
  • Magnesium: Drinking large amounts of black tea can increase the amount of magnesium that is flushed out in the urine.


  • FOOD INTERACTIONS

  • Iron: Black tea might interfere with the body's ability to absorb iron. This probably is not a problem for most people, unless they are iron-deficient. If this is the case, drink tea between meals rather than with meals to lessen this interaction.
  • Milk: Adding milk to black tea appears to reduce some of the heart health benefits of drinking tea. Milk might bind with the antioxidants in tea and keep them from being absorbed. However, not all research confirms this. More evidence is needed to determine just how important this interaction, if any, might be.





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    BLACK TEA HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Classic and enduring, black tea is a revered classic throughout the world. Because of the fermentation process, black tea is usually richer in color, more penetrating in flavor, and has a higher concentration of caffeine when compared to other teas. A universal beverage that speaks many languages, Black tea has its beginnings from the same plant which produces both green and white tea (Camellia sinensis), and its mark of distinction can be found in the deep dark color achieved through the fermenting process. For those who prefer milder flavors, you can add a dash of honey, cream, or soymilk for a truly delightful sipping experience.

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    This rare, organic black tea hails from a Himalayan tea-producing region in northern India. Fragrant with a light body reminiscent of its Darjeeling counterparts, its unique and festive vegetal finish sets it apart.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Lapsang Souchong Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    This intoxicating and alluring tea has one of the most powerful flavors and is best suited for those with established tastes for tea. What makes this Lapsong so special is that the semi-fermented mature tea leaves are laid out onto bamboo trays and are smoked over a smoldering bundle of Spruce wood. The result is a rich and robust tea with an imparted smoke flavor and rich crimson color. This tea makes for a divine evening experience. Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified by IMO. Contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mango Ceylon Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    A delightfully zesty Ceylon blend from Sri Lanka. This fruity classic has essence of Mango and Marigold petals added to it, which complements the fine, fermented Ceylon leaves. For those of us who sometimes prefer a flavored tea, this makes a perfect cup that is pure rapture to the taste buds. This Mango Ceylon tea is Fair Trade certified and contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Matcha Tea, Organic Black Teas
    Matcha tea is a deeply alluring beverage containing rich historic roots within Japanese tea drinking ceremonies. Matcha, which literally means "finely powdered tea," is made from young green tea leaves and is strictly harvested from certified organic plantations. With a bold color and mildly sweet flavor, we are sure that most will find this tea to be purely delectable. Our Matcha Tea is ceremonial grade. Contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Nepalese Black Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    This rare and exotic tea from the Himalayan region of Nepal is truly complex and has the flavor characteristics of both a green and a black tea. Because of its semi-fermented nature and the unique growing region it comes from, Nepalese Black tea produces a finish which is smooth to the taste buds, devoid of a rough edge, and the tannins do not linger. While this tea is suitable for most occasions, we have found it particularly delightful in the mornings and afternoons. This Nepalese Black tea is certified organic and contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oolong Tea, Organic Black Teas
    A succulent tea especially palatable for those that do not enjoy the sharpness typical of green teas. Oolong tea is unique because of its partial fermentation which produces a diverse arrangement of both off-green and black leaves. This tea is beautiful, tasty, full bodied, healthy and with a mildly smooth aftertaste. Highly recommended to those that enjoy the health benefits of green tea but have a hard time with its lingering, semi bitter taste. Sure to appeal to the senses of both the black tea lover and the green tea lover. Contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oolong Tea Light, Organic Black Teas
    This mellow tea is well-balanced and is an excellent choice for those who do not prefer the astringency typical of many green teas. Light Oolong tea has a shorter, partial fermentation process and the finished product contains a stunning array of off-green and black leaves.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Orange Spice Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    A warm, soothing, Ceylon tea blend with just the right ingredients to give toasts to. Includes orange peel, cinnamon chips, and clove. A marvelous way to savor the serenity of an evening's peace is to brew up a cup of this fine tea, sit back and relax. A very robust and fragrant tea blend sure to give you pleasure! This Orange Spice tea is Fair Trade certified and contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Pu'erh Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    The Black Pu-erh tea Mountain Rose Herbs offers is hand harvested from wild and semi-wild broad leaf antique tea trees located in the Yunnan province of China. Black Pu-erh is often referred to as "cooked" due to the fact that sun-dried green tea leaves are transformed through natural fermentation from a greenish-golden color to a blackish-red tone. Over the years Pu-erh has garnered a committed following amongst tea connoisseurs who regard it as a sacred relic leftover from ancient tea cultures and traditions. The Black Pu-erh Mountain Rose Herbs offers brews up a deep ochre red and has a rich earthy taste with notes of smoke and moss. Partially fermented which will appeal to the senses of both the black tea lover and the green tea lover. Certified Organic and Fair Trade. Contains caffeine.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Vanilla Black Tea, Fair Trade Certified, Organic Black Teas
    An intoxicating blend of organic vanilla, organic fair trade Assam tea from India, and organic chrysanthemum flowers. The crisp aroma and deep invigorating flavor of this tea is filled with pure vanilla bliss! Contains organic Assam tea, organic Vanilla beans, organic Chrysanthemum flowers, and organic Vanilla flavoring. Contains caffeine.


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    Withered, rolled, fermented and dried, this tea produces a dark, full-bodied cup of tea.
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    A blend of Chinese Black OP and Keemum Tea. This tea has a full bodied and robust flavor.
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    Partially oxidized tea yielding a mild aromatic flavor between that of black and green tea. Oolong tea is commonly served as the house tea in Chinese restaurants in the US.
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    Due to its superb bouquet, this north China black tea is often referred to as the "burgundy of teas". This full-bodied, sweet liquoring tea produces a dark red cup with a strong aroma resembling both fruit and roses. Keemum is considered one of the best China black teas. It makes an excellent "English Breakfast" and is useful for ice tea, in that it does not cloud easily.
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    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Tea Bag Brown Poly Lined
    Now lined with a plant based polymer that makes these bags 100-percent compostable! These brown kraft bags are a staple regular for most teas and coffees, and they have a re-foldable stay fresh top. We use them for our teas, bath herbs, and other herbal blends. The bag is made with 40-percent recycled material and contains 25-percent post-consumer waste. 8-inches tall by 3 3/8-inches wide by 2 1/2-inches deep.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Tea Bag White Poly Lined
    An economical poly-lined tea and coffee bag, with re-foldable stay fresh top and lined with plastic to preserve contents. 7 1/2-inches tall by 3 1/4-inches wide by 2 1/2-inches deep.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mesh Tea Ball Infuser, Large
    This large mesh tea ball has many practical uses including infusing herbs for a bath, making large amounts of tea, sun-brewing tea, or mulling spices.It is best suited for infusing materials within a gallon or larger container. This stainless steel unit measures 3 3/4-inches in diameter and is 3 3/8-inches deep.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mesh Tea Ball Infuser, Small
    A classic and useful tool for tea brewing. The stainless steel ball measures 2" and has a chain which may be clipped onto the outside of your mug as the contents simmer inside the cup.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mesh Tea Infuser With Handle
    This is one of the most versatile mesh tea infusers offered by Mountain Rose Herbs. The infuser has a convenient wooden handle, and a stainless steel lip which creates a snug fit around your mug. Rim measures 3-inches in diameter, and the mesh reservoir measures 2-inches deep.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Mesh Teaspoon
    A popular and simple tool, which is perfect for brewing black, green, or red teas. This tool features a mesh infuser on a handle, which may be opened or closed by squeezing the handle. Stainless steel and the ball measures 1.5-inches.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Press 'N Brew Tea Bags
    The classic "press 'n brew" tea bags which have proven to be both useful and indispensible for all our tea brewing needs. A fun and economical way for us to create our own herbal beverages. Simply fill bag with material of your choice and iron shut–no glue needed or used to make this product. Hydrogen Peroxide and Oxygen whitened, without the use of bleach or other chemicals. Two sizes to choose from. Small: 2.25 x 2.25-inches (good for single cups of tea) and Large: 4 x 5-inches (good for whole pots of tea).
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Disposable Tea Filters, Each Box Contains 100 Tea Filters
    Enjoy loose leaf tea in these convenient, simple to use, and ecologically friendly tea infusers! These filters are ideal for those who dislike the mess commonly associated with loose-leaf tea, and are especially useful for shops and cafes.Uniquely designed with a gusseted bottom which allows the tea leaves to completely unfurl, thus increasing the flavor and strength of the tea. These tea filters also have a paper flap which is perfect for tucking under the lid of a tea pot or a travel mug. Made from 100% natural, unbleached, and chlorine free paper.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cotton Muslin Bags, Reusable Cloth Filters, Small or Large Bags
    Simple and unbleached 100-percent cotton muslin bags with a drawstring. Very useful for brewing large pots of tea, infusing bath herbs, for poultices, food preparation, and a variety of other uses. Two sizes to choose from: small or large. Small Bag Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 4-inches. Large Bag Dimensions: 4 x 6-inches. Available in quantities of 25, 50, 100, or 1,000 bags in a box.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cotton Tea Net
    Our favorite brewing tool! The cotton tea net is great for tea pots, single cups, and is equally suitable for straining tinctures or oils. A very practical and simple way to brew tea, and easy to clean out. Imported from Denmark. Order them individually or a 2 pack at a substantial savings. Choose from 3-inch Small (single cup) or 4-inch Large (whole pot).
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Tea Bag Squeezer
    A popular tea-brewing tool, especially among those with sensitive fingers. If you grow tired of blisters, burnt fingers, or the occasional pain associated with squeezing your scalding teabags by hand, then try one of these! Stainless steel.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Matcha Set Tea Brewing Supplies
    This fashionable Matcha Set is a must for any matcha aficionado, and appeals to experienced practitioners of the tea ceremony and novices alike. Featuring a beautiful ceramic bowl handmade in Japan and a bamboo whisk and spoon that are made in China, this set contains everything you need to make a traditional matcha ceremony part of your daily routine. This Matcha Set is packaged in a showy cardboard box, and makes a great gift for the tea lover in your life.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Matcha Spoon
    This indispensable tool is a must have for the dedicated Matcha drinker who wants to dispense the perfect amount of Matcha to the cup. One full spoon is the perfect amount for a typical 8 ounce cup of tea. Traditionally manufactured in Japan from Bamboo, this spoon is made according to the historical models used in ceremonies.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Matcha Whisk
    This indispensable tool is a must have for the dedicated Matcha drinker who wants even disbursement of their Matcha powder when making tea. Traditionally manufactured in Japan from Bamboo, this whisk is precisely made according to the historical models used in ceremonies and contains 80 "bristles."
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Tea Pot Warmer
    This glass tea pot warmer is not only functional and sturdy, but stylish as well! Suitable for glass and porcelain teapots, and perfect for those of us who enjoy leisurely sipping our tea. Made in Taiwan, it features a glass tea lite candle holder, and metal teapot platform. The lit candle will keep tea heated for hours, while simultaneously providing a perfect ambiance of relaxation and warmth. Measures 5 1/2-inches in diameter and 2 5/8-inches tall.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Celestial Tea Strainer
    Savor tea in style with this versatile stainless steel tea strainer warmly decorated around the rim in a beautiful celestial motif. Equally suitable for all sizes of mugs, and fits well on small tea pots. Simply place a small amount of material into the steel mesh canister and submerge into a cup of hot water to brew your favorite infusion. Dimension of the actual infuser mesh is 2-inches and dimension of outer rim is 3.75-inches.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ceramic Mug - Make Tea Not War
    Drink your tea in style with our sturdy ceramic mug! It's decorated with our "Make Tea Not War" motif on one side, and the Mountain Rose Herbs logo on the other side. These fun and functional mugs are sage green and have a unique hourglass shape. At 15 ounces, they are large enough to accommodate all of your favorite beverages and the special glaze creates slight color variations ensuring that each mug is one of a kind! Lead-Free and proudly made here in the United States.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ceramic Mug - Support Organic Agriculture
    These sturdy ceramic mugs are decorated with our new "Support Organic Agriculture" motif on one side, and the Mountain Rose Herbs logo on the other. These unique black mugs have a decorative handle and flared rim. At 15 ounces, they are large enough to accommodate all of your favorite beverages. Lead-Free and proudly made here in the United States.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ceramic Travel Mug - Pesticides Suck!
    New Design! Drink your tea in style with our sturdy ceramic mug designed for travelers and people on the go! Decorated with our "Pesticides Suck" slogan on one side, and the Mountain Rose Herbs logo on the other side, these fun and functional black ceramic mugs will keep the contents hot. At 14 ounces, they are large enough to accommodate all of your favorite beverages and each one has a removable and sturdy spill prevention lid with a sipping spout. Lead Free and made in the USA.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Coaster Tiles
    Enjoy these sturdy tumbled marble Italian tile coasters each featuring a stunning original antique Curtis Botanical image dating from the late 1700's complete with the Latin name of the plant written in beautiful cursive scroll. Made in the U.S.A. and measuring 4 inches in diameter with a protective cork bottom these coasters will provide many years of reliable service. Our coasters make wonderful gifts and are sure to be a delightful topic of conversation among herbal enthusiasts and botanists alike.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Tea To Go Tea Glass Infuser, Mountain Rose Herbs, 12.85 oz (1.5 cup)
    Whether on a train or a plane, a hike or a bike, this BPA-free Tea Glass Infuser is the perfect way to take loose leaf tea on the go. Featuring the Mountain Rose Herbs logo, and easy to use; this 12.85 oz (1.5 cup) travel infuser keeps your hands cool and your tea hot. Each glass has a durable poly exterior, glass interior, and comes with a leak proof removable stainless steel screw-on tea strainer and water tight screw-on lid.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Glass Teapot Contemporary, 17 oz. Capacity)
    This beautiful 17 ounce glass tea pot is made of borosilicate glass that is temperature resistant, lead-free, and made from 20% recycled materials. Glass teapots allow you to fully appreciate the marvelous art of tea brewing and are especially suited for flowering teas, which enable you to see the furling of tea leaves. Each teapot is fitted with a glass infuser reservoir for placement of your loose leaf tea. Our glass tea pots are dishwasher and microwave safe.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Tea Carafe, Small Round, 20 oz. Capacity
    This eminently useful, single serving carafe is ideal for your bedside, desktop, mobile retreats, or, when a smaller amount of tea is preferred for single use. Like our standard Tea Carafe, this one has a similar French style design, with a charming round glass vessel which hoists a stainless steel mesh infuser into it for immediate infusing.This is a beautiful and efficient way to make tea. Simply fill the infuser with your tea of choice and submerge into a carafe full of hot water. When your tea reaches its desired strength, simply lift it out and enjoy! Replacement glass available. Carafe holds 20 ounces liquid.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cast Iron Teapot Set, Gold & Turquoise, 27 oz. Capacity
    This chic and refined set will add flair to any gathering or tea ceremony. This decorative iron teapot is adorned with a Tibetan motif and is visually stunning. This high-quality teapot is designed to retain heat, and the interior has an enamel coating to prevent rusting. This set also includes a matching trivet and lid, four matching 6.5 ounce cups, and a stainless steel tea infuser, which fits snugly into the pot for infusion of loose-leaf tea material. This teapot is not dishwasher safe, and we recommend tea not be stored in the pot overnight. Made in China and lead free. Teapot holds 27 ounces of liquid. Not for use on stovetop.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cast Iron Teapot Set, Light Blue, 27 oz. Capacity
    This stunning and elegant set is a must for any tea aficionado. The decorative iron teapot is cast with a cherry blossom design. In Chinese culture, the cherry blossom represents the divine feminine, and we think that a tea ceremony with loved ones is also a great way to honor the divine feminine and to cultivate gratitude for the gifts that nature provides. This cast-iron beauty retains heat well, and has an enamel coating on the interior to prevent rusting. Also included in this set are a matching trivet and lid, four 6.5 ounce matching cups, and a stainless steel tea infuser, which fits snugly into the pot for infusion of loose-leaf tea material. This teapot is not dishwasher safe, and we recommend tea not be stored in the pot overnight. Made in China and lead free. Teapot holds 27 ounces of liquid. Not for use on stovetop.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Tea Press Brewer & Carafe, 30 oz. Capacity
    New design! This classic and practical press brewer is a beautiful and efficient way to make tea. Also refered to as a carafe, this stylish press has chrome accents and plunger, glass carafe, stainless steel filter, and features an extra filter in the lid to catch any loose tea or grounds. Pour boiling water over the loose herbs, place the plunger lid on the press and watch your herbs infuse. When your tea develops to the desired strength, press the plunger down, infusion stops, the loose herbs are contained, and you have delicious tea ready to drink. At 30 ounces. this carafe is perfect for 1 to 2 people. Hand-wash only.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cast Iron Teapot Gold Red, 30 oz. Capacity)
    This elegant and functional teapot is a stunning addition to any collection. This beautiful cast iron pot is dark red with golden highlights that create burnt amber undertones. This teapot also includes a lid and a stainless steel tea infuser, which fits right into the pot for infusion of loose-leaf tea material. This teapot is not dishwasher safe, and we recommend tea not be stored in the pot overnight. Lead free. Teapot holds 30 ounces of liquid. Not for use on stovetop.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Ceramic Teapot, 32 oz. (4 cup Capacity)
    These charming teapots are a wonderful collection, adding a humble yet opulent style to your decor. They are designed to withhold rough handling, everyday use, and are completely dishwasher safe. Attractive yet rugged, this is a must have for the daily tea drinker who wants to sip in style. And at such an affordable price, every tea connoisseur should have one. Lead Free. Teapot holds 32 ounces of liquid. Choose from 5 colors: Blue, Burgundy, Lime Green, White, or Yellow.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Glass Teapot Classic, 32 oz. (4 cup Capacity)
    This beautiful clear glass tea pot has a 32 ounce (4 cup) capacity and is made of borosilicate glass that is temperature resistant, lead-free, and made from 20-percent recycled materials. Glass teapots allow you to fully appreciate the marvelous art of tea brewing and are especially suited for flowering teas, which enable you to see the furling of tea leaves. Each teapot is fitted with a glass infuser reservoir for placement of your loose leaf tea. Our glass tea pots are dishwasher and microwave safe.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Cast Iron Teapot Black, 40 oz. Capacity)
    This decorative iron teapot is cast with a nail head design. Nail head traditionally symbolizes strength and beauty in Eastern cultures. This sturdy cast iron pot retains heat well, and is praised worldwide for its beauty, strength, and superb quality.


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    Wild Divine - Stress relief training software and meditation.


    Aleva Health - Hosiery, Orthopedics, Wound Care, Support, Diabetic Socks


    ShareASale Merchant-Affiliate Program








    MOONDRAGON'S REALM - WEBSITE DIRECTORY


    A website map to help you find what you are looking for on MoonDragon.org's Website. Available pages have been listed under appropriate directory headings.




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