6 healthy types of tea

Its the worlds most popular drink, next to waterand its steeped in health benefits. Here, what six top brews can do for you.

Black Tea

The scoop: Black tea is the most common variety and accounts for about 75 percent of global tea consumption. Like many of the teas here, its made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which are typically rolled and fermented, then dried and crushed. Black tea has a slightly bitter flavor and contains the most caffeineabout 40 milligrams per cup. (A cup of coffee has 50 to 100.)