Tea is, other than water itself, the oldest beverage on the planet. Its health effects are always the focus of medical studies and, in the past few years, it has been green tea’s protective effects against cancer under the microscope. But here, we look at the strange but true effects of tea on blood pressure.
The immediate and long-term effects of drinking tea on blood pressure are quite different.
Effects of Drinking Tea on Blood Pressure
The acute, or relatively immediate, effects of drinking green tea and black tea at a dose equivalent to four standard cups were tested in 20 men with normal blood pressure. Both green and black tea raised systolic and diastolic blood pressure 30 and 60 minutes later:
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