Last Updated on January 10, 2020
Tea is an aromatic beverage that has been around for thousands of years. It is prepared by pouring boiling water over dried leaves, buds, and other parts of the tea plant Camellia sinensis.
This process makes the water absorb all the flavor and nutrients, creating a tasty beverage that can be drunk either ice cold or hot. There are more than 3000 varieties of tea worldwide that differ in aroma, taste, and composition, which can be divided into six main categories: green, black, white, yellow, oolong, and dark.
Some people like tea so much that they can’t get through a day without drinking a cup or two – in Ireland, for example, the national average is four cups per day (per person, surpassing the daily average consumption of coffee by a good margin).
Due to the properties of tea, this habit can provide several health benefits. Let’s check out what those benefits are: