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There are four main types of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. It is believed that free radicals play a role in many chronic diseases. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the types of tea, the potential health benefits of tea, and much more.

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The cup of tea you’re drinking may foretell a healthy life ahead. Regarded for thousands of years in the East as a key to good health, happiness, and wisdom, it has lately caught the attention of researchers in the West who are discovering the many health benefits of teas.

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