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Why tea matters...

A wealth of scientific research suggests black tea has many health and well-being benefits, which most of us are completely unaware of. 

Tea, the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, is thought by many to help maintain health as part of a balanced diet and a healthy, active lifestyle. 

The UK drinks 100 million cups of tea a day, with about 70% of the population drinking tea regularly.

Articles and research (20)

Title Date Category Description  
Tea: hydration and other health benefits 3rd May '16 Hydration Research review
The suitability of caffeinated drinks for children. 19th Jun '13 Caffeine The increased availability of caffeinated drinks raises questions about the level of caffeine that is appropriate for children, as well as the benefits and risks associated with their consumption.
Black tea is not significantly different from water in the maintenance of normal hydration in human 20th Jan '11 Hydration Research paper
A randomised cross-over trial to evaluate the impact of tea on measures of hydration 17th Jun '10 TAP Reports There is a view in the popular press that caffeinated drinks, such as tea, have an adverse effect on hydration.
The health effects of black tea and flavonoids 20th May '09 TAP Published Papers Publisher: Nutrition & Food Science; June 2009
Author: Dr Carrie Ruxton
Date: 2009

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