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Tea

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

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

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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.

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Quantum dots, which have potential uses in medical imaging and solar cells, could be made with help from the polyphenols found in tea leaves.

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