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Black tea has many health and well-being benefits, which most of us are completely unaware of. In addition, some of us are confused by various 'old wives tales' associated with drinking tea.

Tea, the world's favourite drink, can help you maintain your health as part of a balanced diet and healthy, active lifestyle. The antioxidants, hydrating properties, caffeine and fluoride found in tea mean that you need never feel guilty about reaching for the teapot.

The UK drinks 165 million cups of tea a day, with about 70% of the population drinking tea regularly.

Articles and research (218)

Title Date Category Description  
Tea and the health benefits for ageing, cancer and dry eye 24th Jul '17 Health & Wellbeing Tea continues to point to the health benefits of in ageing, cancer and dry eye
New research continues to reaffirm the health benefits of tea 12th May '17 Health & Wellbeing Evidence continues to show the many health benefits packed into a cup of tea.
Teas, Infusions and the Latest on Health 24th Apr '17 Health & Wellbeing Tea in all its forms remains Britain’s favourite drink. While we all seem to love it, it is also great for our wellbeing.
Tea up for a healthy lifestyle 13th Jan '17 Health & Wellbeing Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water. In fact, in the UK it has been drunk for more than 400 years.
Hydration advice awash with dubious claims a cuppa is a tea-riffic way to refresh. 13th Jan '17 Hydration Persistent low-level dehydration increases the risk of heart disease and stroke and temporary dips can trigger headaches fatigue and impaired physical and mental performance.
Which are the best drinks to meet your fluid requirements? 29th Dec '16 Hydration Cheap, freely available and calorie-free, tap water should be your first choice of fluid throughout the day.
Fluoride content of UK retail tea: impact of brew time on teas of different quality 21st Dec '16 Fluoride Tea is a natural source of fluoride (F-) and is a major contributor to adult F- intakes in the UK. In addition, F- has well established oral health benefits.
Tea, hydration and fluoride 8th Dec '16 Fluoride Media concerns about caffeine and fluoride have led to questions about the suitability of tea as a source of fluid and its role in hydration.
Tea up for good health 5th Dec '16 Heart Health Drinking tea is associated with reduced risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer according to a new meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
TEA UP. Two cups of tea a day reduces mortality by 40% 3rd Dec '16 Health & Wellbeing Two cups of tea a day is associated with a 40% reduction in risk of mortality from all causes according to new research just published in the American Journal of Nutrition.
New evidence: black tea may help prevent type 2 diabetes 28th Nov '16 Diabetes Black tea polyphenols may help to prevent type 2 diabetes according to two new studies just out.
Brain up with tea 19th Nov '16 Alertness / Fatigue Both black and green tea are linked with improved cognitive function according to a new study, just published.
Black tea associated with 30% reduced risk of fracture 3rd Sep '16 Health & Wellbeing Consumption of three or more cups of black tea daily is associated with a 30% reduced risk of osteoporotic fracture according to a new Australian study, just published.
More evidence on the cardiovascular benefits of tea 20th Aug '16 Heart Health Black tea has protective effects on the blood vessels according to a new study published in the journal, Nutrients, this week.
Fluoride content of UK retail tea 31st Jul '16 Fluoride Impact on brew time on teas of different value

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