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Fact/Fiction: Does drinking tea help you live a longer and healthier life?

Posted On: 15 Jan 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

How it was told
Whatever you're giving up for January, you'd be hard-pushed to give up tea.
It's the drink most associated with the UK and a cuppa is the first port of call in the office, on the building site or for providing much-needed get up and go in the morning.
So the widely reported story that suggested drinking just three cups of tea a week could make you live longer will be a welcome relief. After all, for some that weekly target could be well and truly in the bag on Monday morning.
The UK press lapped up the story, which was based on a study by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences that was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
The Daily Mirror led the way with their article headlined: “Drinking tea could extend your lifespan by more than a year - if done properly” while The Daily Telegraph also honed in on the time benefits with their own effort: “Tea drinkers live a year and a half longer” .
Metro highlighted another feature of the study that showed green tea to have the...

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