India, May 24 -- My experience.convinced me that tea was better than brandy, and during the last six months in Africa I took no brandy, even when sick, taking tea instead.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Tea deserves all the preference it receives from those who relish it. The beverage not only has a high sustenance value, but has also been proven to endow several positive effects on health. In a world of progressive scientific research, the biological composition of the tea plant has come under study because of the correlation of longevity and health in many ancient tea drinking cultures like China and Japan.

In its everyday aspect, tea is considered a beneficial agent for relieving fatigue and aiding clarity of thought, besides being favourable...