We drink more than 160 million cups of tea a day. 66% of the British population take part in this centuries-old tradition and some studies suggest there’s a good reason why. More research is needed, but tea leaves from the
plant, are loaded with polyphenols and flavonoids, which studies suggest seek out cell-damaging free radicals and destroy them. Tea also contains other potent antioxidants, known as catechins, that research shows may help promote blood flow.