Health Claims Regarding Certain Teas Based on Research to Date


On the basis of research so far, some teas stand out in certain respects. Here is a tentative summary of the claims made based on research to date:


DigestionAll kinds
Anti-bacterialAll kinds, but not fully confirmed
Cancer preventionGreen
HeartOolong and Pu-erh for cholesterol,
Green and Oolong for blood vessels
SlimmingOolong and Pu-erh
Tooth careGreen
Longevity/Anti-agingAll of the above; special emphasis on Green to combat osteoporeosis

Whatever modern science finally concludes, the intuition and experience of ordinary people has certainly built tea a reputation as a healthgiver over the centuries.

As described in the book, All the Tea in China
  by Kit Chow & Ione Kramer (1990)