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What are the Health Benefits of Tea?

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February 12, 2010

We the people of The Republic of Tea take great delight in the knowledge that tea drinking brings about more than a pleasurable experience. For centuries, tea has been associated with good health. Now more than ever, scientific research supports that connection.

Green tea, black tea, white tea, and oolong tea all have antioxidants.  These antioxidants are polyphenols, specifically catechins. Studies from institutes like Purdue, Linus Pauling, Harvard and the Medical College of Wisconsin have shown a variety of benefits from drinking tea – greater immunity, improved cognitive functions, a decreased risk of cardiovascular problems, less fatigue, lower blood pressure, a slowing of the aging process, and reduced stress.  Recent research from Shandong University in China concluded that green tea may even help ease depression.

Find your favorites teas from The Republic of Tea, sip often, and be well.