Go tea-total!

To reap the health benefits of tea you need to drink three cups a day, according to Simon Gibbons, Professor of Phytochemistry at the University of London School of Pharmacy. He suggests drinking one cup in the morning, one at midday and one in the evening.

'You must leave the tea (whether a bag or leaf) to steep for at least five minutes to allow the hot water to extract the plant material,' he says.

There are four main types of tea leaves - black (including English Breakfast and Earl Grey), green, white and Oolong. They all contain antioxidants that have a host of health benefits. And herbal infusions, which do not contain tea leaves, also have many health-giving properties.

Source - Daily Mail



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