Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water. In the UK it has been drunk for over 350 years. Today, 77% of British adults drink tea and of the tea consumed in the UK, 95% is black tea.
We drink tea because we enjoy it, we find it comforting, we relax with it, we socialise with it. Tea is good for our health - mental, emotional, social and physical. An increasing amount of scientific research testifies to the health benefits of all teas, black, green, white, herbal infusions and others. Teas contain a range of polyphenolic ingredients, which are linked with several benefits from heart health, blood pressure to potentially lowering the risk of diabetes type 2 and helping with weight loss. All of this is good news for Britain’s tea drinkers, knowing that something they enjoy is linked with health benefits.
But did you know that studies also link tea with beauty factors, not only weight loss but also hydration and skin health? Read on to find out more how tea can help with our daily health and well being needs.
|Brew Knew That?||23rd Aug '18||Health & Wellbeing||For journalists only.||View|
|Reach for a cuppa to keep weight gain at bay||25th Jun '18||Health & Wellbeing||Studies say that most of us will gain at least 1lb in extra weight over the winter months plus another 4lb over the Christmas period. However, reaching for a cuppa could be the answer.||View|
|Glaucoma risk is lower when you put the kettle on for a cup of tea||25th Jun '18||Health & Wellbeing||Study finds large reduced diagnosis of serious eye condition in regular tea drinkers||View|
|The Tea Advisory Panel respond to tea’s latest health claims||20th Jul '17||Health & Wellbeing||Latest research points to tea consumption being beneficial to ageing, cancer and - most intriguingly - for the condition of dry eye.||View|
|Tea can help prevent dementia||21st May '17||Health & Wellbeing||Source: Channel News Asia||View|
|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.||View|
|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.||View|
|Emerging evidence for tea benefits||16th Jun '16||Health & Wellbeing||Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world, after water. Associations between regular tea drinking and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease are well established.||View|
|Tea Drinkers are at Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer||24th Jul '14||Health & Wellbeing||Cancer is a very complex medical subject but a new systematic review and meta-analysis builds on previous research and shows how tea drinkers could have less of a breast cancer risk. The aim of this latest analysis was to evaluate the links between tea c||View|
|Tea Drinking linked with reduced risk of oral cancer||18th Jul '13||Health & Wellbeing||Tea drinking may reduce the risk of oral cancer according to a new study.||View|
|New research reveals yet more health benefits of black tea.||7th Jul '11||Health & Wellbeing||New mechanisms by which black tea could help to prevent cancer have been revealed in two recent studies.||View|
|Black tea linked to a reduced risk of Ovarian Cancer||26th Feb '09||Health & Wellbeing||According to latest research from America, black tea has been found to reduce the possible risk of ovarian cancer. The study found that women drinking two or more cups of black tea a day had a 30% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer.||View|
This site has been set up by the Tea Advisory Panel to provide journalists and health professionals with the latest scientific research and nutritional information on tea. Please tick one of the boxes below to indicate whether you are a journalist or health professional.