We are often asked about the health benefits of consuming tea. As you may know, Smith Teamaker is a tea company that puts a lot of emphasis on the flavor in the cup. However, there is no denying that regularly drinking tea can have a true and lasting impact on your wellness. It should be noted that there is a plethora of exaggerated claims and misinformation out there about what tea can do for your health. We have tried to include information here that has been researched and proven.
Of course, there is also herbal “tea” which can span a huge range of ingredients from other plants, (not Camellia sinensis): flowers, leaves, berries, barks, peels, roots, etc. While the herbal category certainly has its place in a conversation about health and wellness, the information presented here is specific to tea from the “tea plant,” Camellia sinensis.
The following research was presented at the World Tea Expo in 2015 by Lenore Arab, Ph.D., a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A meta analysis (which pools the results of multiple scientific studies) approach was used in presenting these functional health benefits of tea.