Tea & Health

As promised, here is a summary of the latest scientific research that supports the critical role of tea in improving health:
  • Drinking tea may help mitigate the negative effects of high-fat meals on blood vessel function
  • Just 1 cup of black tea per day may improve blood vessel function, lower blood pressure & reduce the incidence of stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases by 10%
  • Just one cup of tea may boost one's ability to solve difficult language/mathematical problems
  • Drinking two cups of black tea may help raise one's alertness and attention span
  • Drinking several cups of green tea daily may help burn 100 calories a day
  • Tea has anti-cancer properties:  Men who drank more than 1.5 cups of green tea per day had a 70% lower colon cancer risk
  • Drinking green tea along with a weight bearing exercise like Tai Chi/Yoga, are an effective way to improve muscle strength, reduce inflammation & improve low bone mass
  • Two cups of black tea per day have been shown to enhance work performance, reduce tiredness & improve clarity and energy
  • Black tea may also help to improve cognitive functioning, in particular, attention
Source:  Tea Association of the USA/October 2012