with an average age of 36years who generally did not have any caffeinated drink
were part of the study. Within a period
of 12hours they were supposed to drink four 240ml mugs of tea with 20ml of
semi-skimmed milk and no sugar or the same amount of warm, boiled water. A similar
test was repeated with 6cups of tea or about 1.5 liters of plain water. To check
hydration levels blood samples were taken before consumption of the drink and also
at regular intervals.
Dietitians at the Tea Advisory Panel
found that 6cups of tea and 1.5 liters water offered similar hydrating
study has been published in the British Journal of Nutrition.