Why tea matters...
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.
To read any of the Tea Advisory Panel press releases just click on the title. You can also get information in our feature bulletins and find published research papers and reports in the Research section.
TAP Press Releases:
|Tea is as good as water in keeping the body hydrated - new clinical study published in leading scien||7 June 2011||Drinking four to six mugs of tea a day is just as good as drinking a litre of water when it comes to keeping the body hydrated, according to a groundbreaking clinical study published in the scientific journal, The British Journal of Nutrition.||76 KB||Read|
|More evidence linking black tea with cardiovascular health||29 October 2010||More evidence that black tea consumption reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease has emerged from a new review published by researchers from the Australia.||324 KB||Read|
|Tea is just as good at keeping you hydrated, finds new study||17 June 2010||Drinking tea is just as good as water when it comes to keeping the body hydrated, an important new clinical study commissioned by the Tea Advisory Service (TAP), has found.||433 KB||Read|
|Major new study reveals power of tea to boost heart health||27 January 2010||Drinking 3 or more cups of tea a day can help play a role in warding off heart disease and may also boost brain function, a major new scientific investigation has found.||328 KB||Read|
|Drinking tea can lower risk of diabetes||27 January 2010||Drinking at least three cups of tea a day is linked with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new Dutch study published this month.||320 KB||Read|
“Is the high level of fluoride in tea harmful?”
No, fluoride is known to protect teeth from dental caries. The tea plant accumulates fluoride from the soil and for this reason a cup of tea is a natural source of fluoride. Learn more