I have waxed poetic about the need for us to drink enough water throughout the day; but after water, tea is very likely the most consumed beverage in the world. Not counting water, it’s also probably the healthiest. The health benefits of tea can be found in a large group of protective plant based chemicals known as phenolic compounds, also known as polyphenols.
Logic would suggest that green, black, white and red (oolong) tea come from different plants, but they are all four from the same plant, a warm weather evergreen known as Camellia Sinensis, and the leaves of this plant contains the aforementioned polyphenols.
Although from the same plant, each type of tea brings its own set of health benefits to the table.