The second most widely consumed beverage in the whole world is tea (first is water). It is basically an aromatic beverage that is very easily prepared for drinking. There are various different methods of preparing tea in different countries, but yes, to make tea, hot or boiling water has to be poured over the cured leaves of the tea plant. It is slightly bitter and contain an astringent flavor to help the drinker feel light. The origin of tea is related to China. This beverage contains catechins, which is a type of an antioxidant and this is why, tea was very first served as a medicinal drink in the country. Tea was first served to the Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century, and later in the 17th century, it started gaining popularity among the people in Britain as a beverage.
Since, its origin, tea has always been promoted with its various positive health benefits. The green tea is one of the highly preferred varieties of tea in the market, with the help of which, people can reduce the risks of cardiovascular diseases and some forms of cancers too. Moreover, tea is also beneficial in promoting oral health, reducing blood pressure, weight controlling, improving antibacterial and antivirasic activity and increasing bone mineral density. They are rich in ‘anti-fibrotic properties and neuro-protective power’ to contribute to the wellness of the human health.