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why drinking tea is so beneficial

I honestly think people ignore or are not aware of how beneficial teas can be. Teas all have benefits but it's important to know the specialty of each to help certain areas of our health that may need more care . Ice tea is amazing in case you don't like hot drinks. You can also choose to drink your tea before bed to put you at ease & relax after a long day. Sip on some tea & enjoy
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I drink tea everyday. I'd advise against bottled cold teas though since it can cause kidney stones.
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