Few more important facts about tea(study shows):
Harvard Women’s Health watch issue once published, tea's health benefits are highly because of high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Green tea is the best food source of a group called catechins.To get maximum benefits of tea we should drink tea 3 cups a day.Tea should steep 3-5 minutes to bring out its catechins. They best way to get catehins and other flavonoids in tea is to drink freshly brewed tea. Store bought pre made bottle tea, decaffeinated and instant teas have very less of these compounds.
Note : Drinking tea may slow down the absorption of iron from fruits and vegetables. Adding milk to black teas and adding lemon to green teas\ Oolong teas\ rooiboos teas\white teas or drinking tea between meals can counteract this problem.
A Chinese study shows that people who consumes Oolong or green tea regularly they have 46%-65% less risk of hypertension than people who do not consume tea at all.