Health Benefits of Tea

Tessa Tolomeo, writer

Drinking tea has been around for centuries, since 2700 B.C. Whether for medical use or pure enjoyment, tea is very common and has many properties that can improve health and wellbeing when consumed on a daily basis.

First, tea provides many benefits for overall sleep habits. According to the Art of Tea, tea helps aid in a better and higher quality sleep. It has a calming effect that is known to induce sleep and decrease stress and anxiety. This is because “you’re ingesting antioxidants, caffeine, tannins, and L-theanine. L-theanine is a very good calming agent. Taken by itself it can lull you to sleep, just a bit” according to This can help you fall asleep faster because of the sleep-inducing ingredients. Tea also has less caffeine than coffee, which is overall better for health.

Low caffeine helps with anti-stress effects. According to, “Though tea is lower in caffeine, it’s rich in L-theanine, a powerful antioxidant that also stimulates your brain. Unlike caffeine, L-theanine may provide anti-stress effects by increasing your brain’s alpha waves, which help you calm down and relax.” It is better for productivity and blood pressure. This can help with mental effects. 

Tea is great for physical health and provides many benefits. Tea helps the entire body system and boosts the immune system. According to Penn Medicine, “People all over the world have been drinking tea for thousands of centuries, and for good reason. Numerous studies have shown that a variety of teas may boost your immune system, fight off inflammation, and even ward off cancer and heart disease.” Teas are great preventative measures for the body.

There’s a reason that tea has been so popular for centuries. The known health properties allow for better sleep, physical health benefits, and less caffeine over all.