Some individuals prefer black tea over coffee. Black tea, whether either hot or cold, can include as much as 42 mg of caffeine per 8 ounce serving.
Black tea's antioxidants may boost metabolism, improve gastrointestinal health, boost energy, support heart health, and prevent cancer.
While further research is needed, some evidence suggests drinking black tea may reduce the risk of diabetes, Parkinson's disease, kidney stones, and high cholesterol.
In addition to these possible health benefits, a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that black tea may also make us live longer.
All participants were 40 to 69 and took the UK Biobank's baseline touch-screen survey between 2006 and 2010.
In this study, researchers looked at how frequently people drank tea in relation to their chance of dying from any cause.
Over an average of 11 years, the study team found that tea drinkers had a "modestly" decreased risk of all-cause death than non-tea drinkers.
These findings held true regardless of tea temperature, coffee consumption, milk or sugar additions, or genetic variables that may affect caffeine metabolism.
Tea's polyphenols can act as antioxidants, according to many research. These can minimize oxidative cell damage and lower the incidence of chronic illnesses.