Among the benefits of tea there is its minerals content (4-5% of the dry weight of the fresh leaves). Potassium is present in high concentrations, followed by Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese and Fluoride.

• Potassium is important for the maintenance of normal heart rate and for the transmission of electrical impulses.
• Zinc plays a part in the process of wound healing and strengthens the immune system.
• Calcium and Magnesium are essential components of bones and teeth. • Manganese activates the enzymes responsible for the formation of bones, blood clotting and the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.
• Finally, Fluoride prevents dental caries as well as being an important component of bones and nails.