4. Teas, Tisanes and Health

  1. Alan Crozier3,
  2. Hiroshi Ashihara4 and
  3. Francisco Tomás-Barbéran5
  1. Diane L. McKay1,
  2. Marshall G. Miller2 and
  3. Jeffrey B. Blumberg1

Published Online: 9 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347098.ch4

Teas, Cocoa and Coffee: Plant Secondary Metabolites and Health

Teas, Cocoa and Coffee: Plant Secondary Metabolites and Health

How to Cite

McKay, D. L., Miller, M. G. and Blumberg, J. B. (2011) Teas, Tisanes and Health, in Teas, Cocoa and Coffee: Plant Secondary Metabolites and Health (eds A. Crozier, H. Ashihara and F. Tomás-Barbéran), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347098.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8610, Japan

  3. 5

    CEBAS CSIC, PO Box 164, Espinardo 30100 Murcia, Spain

Author Information

  1. 1

    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, 490 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334418

Online ISBN: 9781444347098



  • teas, tisanes and health;
  • plant-based foods, health benefits;
  • C. sinensis, brewing tea;
  • black, oolong and green tea;
  • black tea and cardiovascular;
  • cognition, neurodegenerative;
  • green tea anticancer effects;
  • green tea, lesser hypertension;
  • green tea, type 2 diabetes risk, less;
  • honeybush, rooibos, protective


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Black, oolong and green tea (C. sinensis)

  • Other teas and tisanes

  • Summary and conclusions

  • References