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Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. The word "tea" generally implies the use of tea leaves (Camellia sinensis), but tea can be made out of many plants.


Tea contains both theanine and caffeine as well as many other compounds known. [citation needed] The younger the leaf, the more caffeine it tends to have.[1]

History and culture

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Religious use

Tea has been used by Buddhist monks since the Sui Dynasty (589–618 BC) to maintain a state of “mindful alertness” during long periods of meditation.[2]

Tea cermony

A tea ceremony is a ritualized form of making tea practiced in Asian culture by the Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian, and Vietnamese.[citation needed]

Subjective effects

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Physical effects

Cognitive effects

Toxicity and harm potential


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