Which Tea Is The Best Tea?

Tea cup and saucer with tea leaves and flowersFor countless centuries, tea has been thought of as a key to better health. Every year, experts learn more and more about the many health benefits of the many different types of teas.

Studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, weight loss, high cholesterol, even some mental health issues. Tea also appears to have antimicrobial qualities.

“There doesn’t seem to be a downside to tea,” says American Dietetic Association spokeswoman Katherine Tallmadge, MA, RD, LD. “I think it’s a great alternative to coffee drinking. First, tea has less caffeine. And their flavonoids are good for the heart and may reduce cancer.”

Although a lot of questions remain about how long different teas needs to be prepared for the most benefit, and how much you need to drink, nutritionists agree any tea is good tea. Still, they prefer brewed teas over bottled to avoid the extra calories and sweeteners.

So which are the best teas for you?