To perk you up or calm you down, nothing fits the bill better than a refreshing cuppa. But with so many different types promising health benefits, which one should you choose?
BEST FOR SKIN: WHITE
White tea — which is made from only the delicate buds of the tea plant — has the highest levels of antioxidants, which protect against harmful free radicals. Researchers from Kingston University in Surrey found white tea also had high amounts of substances that protect elastin and collagen, proteins in our skin that maintain skin elasticity.
BEST FOR ENERGY: ROOIBOS
THE tannin in standard black tea can reduce iron absorption from foods, so anaemia sufferers are advised not to drink it with meals. But South African rooibos (close in taste to black tea) can be drunk safely as it doesn’t impair iron uptake as much as traditional tea.