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Other than plain water, tea is the world’s favourite beverage. Researchers are now uncovering its biological secrets, opening the door to an array of potential benefits.

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  • Nature | Outlook

    Researchers are uncovering the biological secrets — and potential health benefits — of one of the world’s most consequential plants.

    • Herb Brody
  • Nature | Outlook

    Genetic studies of today’s tea plants are providing clues to how the plant was first domesticated.

    • Liam Drew
  • Nature | Outlook

    International efforts to enhance the quality of tea are falling short of their potential — mainly because of the way that research is conducted in countries that dominate tea production.

    • Jeff Bennetzen
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    Researchers are discovering how the ingredients in a cup of tea can lift mood, improve focus and perhaps even ward off depression and dementia.

    • Natasha Gilbert

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