Many compounds in tea provide protection from stress and disease and strengthen the bones and the immune system.
The detoxing effects of antioxidants in tea can regenerate and repair cells and protect skin. tea is hydrating since it is mostly water (despite the caffeine)
Antimicrobial characteristics of tea prevents dental cavities and bad breath and the flouride in tea strengthens the teeth.Mature leaves like those used in making Oolongs have higher fluoride content.
Polyphenols found in tea leaves are believed to enhance learning and memory.
Tea lowers stress. Green tea in particular has a unique amino Acid, L-theanine which increases Alpha waves in the brain, relaxes the mind and combined with caffeine promotes alertness.
Flavonoids found in tea help protect the heart from cardiovascular disease. Drinking green tea reduces risk of high blood pressure significantly. Polyphenols in tea are rich source of antioxidants which help prevent cancer.
Due to fluoride amount in tea, it is believed that tea helps in having stronger bones.
Tea and Oolong in particular has been used as post meal digestive drink. Puèr is particularly good for digestion due to its probiotic properties and has been used as fat burning tool. Green tea can help to stimulate metabolisim and burn calories.