Forget that old myth that tea is dehydrating. A cuppa is far better for you than water.
Water doesn't have flavonoids, those antioxidants that help prevent cell damage. Tea does.
Drinking three or four cups of tea a day protects against heart disease, maybe cancer too, and strengthens your bones and helps prevent tooth plaque.
"Drinking tea is actually better for you than drinking water. Water is essentially replacing fluid. Tea replaces fluids and contains antioxidants so its got two things going for it."
I sure hope that brewed than iced tea counts because that's all I drink during the day.