Tea is Great, but Keep it Cool
I love my green tea. I buy it several pounds at a time. My favorite is Rishi Emerald Lilly with a little bit of cut peppermint leaves in a tea basket steeped for 5 minutes. The green tea is smooth and full tasting while the peppermint reduces the tendency for stomach ache and nausea when green tea is consumed on an empty stomach.
I was very interested to find a long-term and large study done in Iran has found that drinking hot tea dramatically increases the risk of esophogeal cancer compared to drinking it luke-warm or cool. The study was published in the British Medical Journal and the BMJ website has an interesting 8-minute video that you can link to here. Enjoy!