Blumberg, PhD, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Antioxidants Research Laboratory,
answers: “The health benefits associated with drinking tea (green, oolong or
black) are dose-related, i.e., the more you consume, the lower your risk for
some chronic conditions, especially hypertension and coronary artery disease.
Most observational studies suggest that people drinking one cup of tea daily
have a lower risk than non-tea drinkers. Some acute benefits of tea on cardiovascular
function can be observed after drinking a single cup, but longer-term clinical
trials suggest several months of daily intake provide more meaningful