Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

Do you have a cup of coffee every morning? Well, you may want to switch up your morning routine by having a cup of tea instead. Your body will thank you for it. Though it has less caffeine than coffee, which is the main reason people drink coffee, tea has several health benefits. For instance, tea contains cancer-fighting antioxidants and energy boosters, as well as protects bones!

The quiet ritual of tea drinking not only soothes the soul but also offers numerous health benefits that are supported by research. Whether you’re replacing your morning coffee or looking for a calming evening beverage, each variety of tea comes with its distinct health-promoting profile. 

Benefits of Black Tea

Made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, black tea, as its name suggests, has a dark color when brewed. It is more oxidized than the others so its taste is stronger and long-lasting. The two most popular black teas are English tea and Earl Grey tea. Black tea, steeped in tradition and rich in tannins, aids in digestive health and helps support cardiovascular functionBlack tea possesses great anti-inflammatory properties because it’s rich in antioxidants which help in preventing plaque buildup, protecting mental health, and much more. While the tea is traditionally a breakfast tea, it can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Benefits of Green Tea

Since it is not as processed as other teas like black or oolong tea, green tea has a gentler color and taste. Green tea contains many useful molecules (catechins) like EGCG linked to metabolic health. Regular consumption can contribute to a balanced weight management routine and provide sustained energy. Several studies, involving both animals and humans, found that drinking green tea regularly lowered the risk of cancer. This cancer-preventative benefit likely stems from the polyphenols in green tea. Because of the polyphenols, green tea may also help to burn calories and increase the amount of fat (ketone bodies) used for fuel.  Green tea also helps to reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol in the blood vessels. Both of which help to protect you against a heart attack or a stroke.

Benefits of Oolong Tea

After withering and drying under intense sunlight, oolong tea leaves are rolled into clumps. This process results in a lightly colored tea with a mild taste. This unique process also has some beneficial health effects. Recent studies show that oolong tea’s unique polyphenol composition can enhance fat metabolism. Research also indicates that drinking oolong tea regularly maintains healthy blood sugar levels and, because of its high water content and antioxidants, can offer a supportive role in managing type 2 diabetes. Oh my! What a lovely tea indeed.

Benefits of White Tea

White tea is neither oxidized nor rolled. As a result, its taste is significantly milder than darker teas. Regardless of taste or color, white tea still offers great health benefits. The delicate flavors of white tea hide robust antioxidant properties that help white tea protect brain cells from damage. For those looking to stave off mental illnesses like Alzheimer’s Disease or depression, white tea is the clear choice. White tea has also been shown to help prevent infections and speed up recovery for those who already are sick.

Benefits of Pu-erh Tea

Pu-erh Tea (dark or fermented tea) can take months or even years to fully process. Because it must be exposed to humidity and oxygen over a long period, fermented tea has a strong aroma and a mild taste. The process also alters the chemical makeup of the tea leaves thereby influencing its health benefits. Pu-erh tea’s fermentation process introduces beneficial microbes that complement your body’s microbiota, supporting not just digestion but also immune health. This tea is a rich source of probiotics. As such, it improves both the digestive system and the immune system. Some research shows that pu-erh slows down the digestion of sugar. Because it helps maintain blood sugar levels, this tea is great for diabetics. In addition, this tea staves off hunger so it’s beneficial for those watching their weight. Sounds like an amazing tea to try!


While the specific benefits of each tea type may vary, the overall health impacts of tea are indisputable. Tea remains a constant companion on our path to wellness. No matter which tea you drink you’ll reap amazing health benefits. So you might as well drink the tea you like the most!

On another note, doing all you can to protect your health, even simply drinking tea, is important. Therefore, make sure you have health insurance in place to protect yourself from any potential illnesses or accidents. Contact a licensed agent today and go over all your health plan options!

Have Health Insurance Questions?

We hope that this information on health benefits of tea is helpful for you.

Insurance is oftentimes overwhelming, and we want to shed light on the industry by answering your questions. Comment below and your question may be the topic of our next post!

If you liked this article, share it with your friends!

Empower Brokerage wants to help you find the insurance coverage you need and help you save money getting it.  Stay on top of your health and give us a call at (844) 410-1320.

Get affordable health insurance quotes by clicking here.

See our other websites:


This article was revised on 4/10/24.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *