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Nutritional Facts about Tea

Tea is a naturally refreshing drink and taken on its own it has no calories, so it's the perfect drink to keep you feeling good. When taken with milk, as is the preference of 98% of the population, four cups of tea a day can provide you with significant amounts of the following nutrients:

  • approximately 17% of the recommended intake for calcium
  • 5% for zinc
  • 22% for Vitamin B2
  • 5% for folic acid
  • 5% for Vitamins B1 and B6

A cup of tea also contains manganese, which is essential for general physical development, and potassium which helps to maintain your body's fluid balance.

For more facts on the vitamins and minerals found in tea, please download our fact sheets below:


Tea and Caffeine

Tea and Caffeine

Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance found in the leaves, seeds or fruits of at least 100 different species worldwide and is part of a group of compounds known as methylxanthines.
Author: Proffesor James Heartfield
Posted: 11th May 2009

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Black and Green Tea: How do they differ?

Black and Green Tea: How do they differ?

Both green tea and black tea come from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis, however the processing that the leaves undergo to make the final tea is different. The leaves for black tea are fully oxidised while those for green teas are lightly steamed before being dried. Figure 1 outlines the processing of green and black tea in more detail.
Author: UK Tea Council
Posted: 11th May 2009

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Tea Chart

Tea Chart

If you would like a tea chart for your home or office, simply click on the PDF link below and print it off. Now you don't have to remember how others take their tea . . .
Author: UK Tea Council
Posted: 11th May 2009

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Tea and Antioxidant properties

Tea and Antioxidant properties

Increasing evidence is highlighting the role antioxidants may have in helping to maintain your health in a variety of ways by opposing the action of free radicals. In addition to the well known antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E, there is growing research demonstrating the potential health maintainence effects of plant-derived antioxidants, polyphenols, found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, cereals and drinks such as tea.
Author: Dr David Whitfield
Posted: 11th May 2009

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Tea and Oral Health Fact Sheet

Tea and Oral Health Fact Sheet

Dental disease remains a significant problem in the UK with the vast majority of the population suffering with the consequences of this disease at some stage in their lives. It can result in acute pain, aesthetic problems and can increase the risk of tooth loss, which may have long-term effects on food intake resulting in impaired nutritional status and subsequent overall well being.
Author:
Posted: 11th May 2009

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Tea and Hydration

Tea and Hydration

The Tea Council?s Healthy Drinks Survey revealed that a third of all adults in the UK are not meeting their fluid requirements by failing to replace the fluid that is lost daily by their bodies.
Author:
Posted: 11th May 2009

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Tea and Cancer

Tea and Cancer

Cancer is a major cause of morbidity in the UK with over 200,000 newly diagnosed cases, and around 120,000 deaths from cancer each year. It is expected that more than one in three people in England will develop cancer at some stage in their lives. The disease is more likely to develop in later life, with around 65% of cancers diagnosed in people over the age of 65. However, cancer causes an even greater proportion of deaths in those under the age of 65, with more than one in three deaths being due to cancer
Author:
Posted: 11th May 2009

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Tea and Iron Absorption

Tea and Iron Absorption

Iron has several vital functions in the body, it?s major role being as an Oxygen carrier in blood haemaglobin and muscle myoglobin. In addition, it is a component of many enzymes and is required for a number of metabolic processes.
Author:
Posted: 11th May 2009

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The Nutritional Value of Tea

The Nutritional Value of Tea

On average, British people drink approximately 3 cups of tea a day with about 70% of the UK population drinking tea on a regular basis.
Author:
Posted: 11th May 2009

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Tea and Cardiovascular Disease

Tea and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the main cause of death in the UK, accounting for over 250,000 deaths a year, more than one in three people.
Author:
Posted: 11th May 2009

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