Below are the sources and links to relevant health studies, articles, and publications about tea. Please note, the health benefit claims made on or are not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should consult a health care professional for treatments and preventative measures as it relates to your personal health conditions.

Anti-Aging Benefits of Tea

  • "Tea: the New Anti-Aging Beverage." Douglas Hospital Research Centre, 2006. European Journal of Neuroscience.

Tea and Brain Performance

  • "Chocolate, Wine and Tea Improve Brain Performance." University of Oxford, 2008. ScienceDaily.

Tea and Cancer

  • "Mushrooms, green tea may lower breast cancer risk." International Journal of Cancer, 2009.
  • "Drinking Green Tea Modestly Reduces Breast Cancer Risk." Journal of Nutrition, 2008.
  • "Tea and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet." National Cancer Institute, 2002.
  • "Green Tea's Cancer-Fighting Target Found." Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, 2004.
  • "Green Tea Targets Cancer." Dr. Thomas A. Gasiewicz, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2005. Biochemistry.
  • "Green Tea." Ernest B. Hawkins, MS, BSPharm, RPh, Health Education Resources; and Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ, 2007. University of Maryland Medical Center.
  • "Green Tea Prevents Skin Cancer by Two Mechanisms." Syed M Meeran, Suhail Akhtar and Santosh K Katiyar, 2009. Journal of Investigative Dermatology
  • "Tea and Chronic Disease Prevention." Jane Higdon, Ph.D., Linus Pauling Institute's  Micronutrient Information Center, 2002.

Tea and Diabetes Prevention

  • "Green tea compound may prevent diabetes: study." Dr. Stephen D. Hsu, Medical College of Georgia, 2008. Life Sciences

Tea and Exercise

  • "Green tea may help your body recover quicker from weight training." Nutrition, 2008.
  • "Green tea extract boosts exercise endurance 8-24%, utilizing fat as energy source." American Physiological Society, 2005.

Tea and General Health

  • "Four cups of tea a day 'better than drinking water'." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2006.
  • "Flavanoid content of Tea." U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2003.
  • "Rooibos Health Facts." South African Rooibos Council, 2007.

Tea and Heart Health

  • "Green, black tea can reduce stroke risk." University of California in Los Angeles, 2009.
  • "Green Tea Lowers Risk of Heart Disease." Alexopoulos, N. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation,2008.
  • "Research on Rooibos and Heart Disease." Dr Jeanine Marnewick, with collaborators at CPUT, University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, North-West University and the Medical Research Council, 2008.
  • "Study: Green tea prevents heart disease." Tohoku University School of Public Policy in Sendai, Japan, 2006.
  • "New Research Suggests Drinking As Little As One Cup Of Black Tea Per Day Can Help Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease."

Tea and Immunity

  • "White Tea Beats Green Tea In Fighting Germs." American Society For Microbiology, 2004. ScienceDaily.
  • "Tea Up." Society for General Microbiology in Edinburgh, Scotland, 2008. Newsweek.
  • "More Research Confirms Tea's Medicinal Value." Saverio Bettuzzi, associate professor of biochemistry, University of Parma School of Medicine, Parma Italy; Jack F. Bukowski, M.D., Ph.D., assistant clinical professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and staff rheumatologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; Joseph Simrany, president, Tea Association of the USA, New York City; Hasan Mukhtar, Ph.D., Helfaer Professor of Cancer Research and director and vice chairman, research, Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2003. HealthDayNews.
  • "Drinking Tea May Boost Immune System." Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2003.

Anti-obesity effects of Tea

  • "White Tea: Solution To Obesity Epidemic?" Nutrition and Metabolism, 2009. ScienceDaily.

Tea and Pregnancy

  • "Drinking Herbal Teas during Pregnancy." American Pregnancy Association, 2008.

Tea and Skin

  • "Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases." Medical College of Georgia, 2007.
  • "New Study Shows Tea Extract Protects Skin; White Tea Extract Reveals Anti-Cancer, Anti-Aging Properties." University Hospitals Of Cleveland, 2003.

Tea and Stress

  • "Drinking Black Tea May Soothe Stress." Steptoe, A. Psychopharmacology, 2006.
  • "Black tea soothes away stress." University College London, 2006.

Tea and Healthy Teeth

  • "Go green for healthy teeth and gums." American Academy of Periodontology, 2009.
  • "Drink brewed tea to avoid tooth erosion." Academy of General Dentistry, 2008.

Tea and Weight Loss

  • "Green Tea Catechin Consumption Enhances Exercise-Induced Abdominal Fat Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults." Journal of Nutrition, 2009.
  • "Green Tea May Ward Off Weight Gain." Bruno, R. The Journal of Nutrition, 2008.
  • "White Tea extract induces lipolytic activity and inhibits adipogenesis in human subcutaneous (pre)-adipocytes." Nutrition & Metabolism, 2009.

Tea History & Facts

  • "History of Tea in China." Wikipedia, 2009.
  • "Chinese Tea." Travel China Guide, 2009.
  • "Preparing and Drinking Chinese Tea.", 2009.
  • Pettigrew, Jane. The Tea Companion. New York, NY: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1997.
  • "East India Company." United Kingdom Tea Council, 2009.
  • "History of Tea in Britain." Britain Express. 2009.
  • "Tea drinking customs." Enjoy England. 2009.
  • "History of Tea : USA.", 2004.
  • "The Tea Act.", 2009.
  • "US History Encyclopedia: Boston Tea Party.", 2009.
  • "Tea." Wikipedia, 2009.
  • "Tea Bag." Wikipedia, 2009.
  • "Gaiwan." Wikipedia, 2009.
  • "Tea Garden." Wikipedia, 2009.