What Happens to Your Heart When You Drink Tea

Let this one steep a bit: A large observational study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology analyzed health and behavioral information from 100,000 Chinese people for more than seven years. The 2020 report found that habitual tea drinkers who drank more than three cups of tea a week had a 20% lower risk of heart attack and a 22% lower risk for dying of heart disease when compared with people who drank fewer than three cups weekly.

Another study of more than 40,000 Japanese adults in the Journal of the American Medical Association saw a 26% lower risk of death from a heart attack or stroke in people who drank more than five cups of green tea a day.