Some of the health benefits associated with tea is as follows:
It may reduce the risk of cancer. Antioxidant flavoniods in tea can hinder potential cancer-causing substances such as nitrosamines associated with smoked food and residues of nitrate fertilizers. A study in Japan showed drinking green tea had lowered the rates of stomach cancer.
It protects the health of the heart and lowers the risk of heart disease. Drinking tea discourages blood clots which is a major cause of heart attack and stroke. It tends to reduce both cholesterol and fat levels in the blood and can help reduce raised blood pressure. Different studies conducted have shown that those who drank the most tea had the fewest heart attacks.
In areas where there is low fluoride in water, or the intake of fluoride is less; drinking 2 to 3 cups helps to prevent tooth decay.
Apart from this tea is used as an antiviral against flu.