Research indicates that older women who are tea drinkers are 60% less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who do not drink tea. And those who drink tea regularly for 10 or more years have higher bone mineral density in their spines than those who do not.
Drinking just half a cup of green or oolong tea daily reduces a person's risk of high blood pressure by almost 50%. People who drink at least 2.5 cups per day reduced their risk even more.
Loaded with anti-oxidants, tea has been shown in study after study to inhibit many forms of cancer and to promote recovery.