Now, I love knowing the science behind how things work, especially nutritional science. However, I encourage anyone who drinks tea or is thinking about drinking tea make the switch to green tea, despite what the research shows. It tastes great and it's cheap, easy to find and easy to make. I have always enjoyed southern-style "Sweet Tea," and using green tea as a base for this drink is great, since you get the taste of black tea with the added benefit of nutrients and polyphenols in green tea.
With that said, let's look at some of the research.