Like water, Tetley tea is hydrating We all try to drink lots of fluid everyday, sometimes forcing water down our throat but did you know that tea counts towards keeping you hydrated? The British Dietetic Association advise that drinking tea contributes towards the 8 glasses of fluid we need a day. Surprised… thought tea was a diuretic? Here’s why it isn’t – the amount of caffeine in a cup of tea is so low that it has no significant diuretic effect. In fact even if you drink 6 cups of tea per day that will only be classified by nutritionists as moderate caffeine intake. As a cup of tea is mostly made up of water and the caffeine content per cup of tea is so low, it actually hydrates you. Tetley tea is rich in antioxidants Tetley tea, like fruit and veg, is rich in antioxidants, which are powerful substances that can help your body look after itself. Antioxidants help mop up the bad molecules which enter our body through pollution, tobacco, smoke or sunlight and can damage our cells over time. Tetley tea has no fat Tea without milk and sugar has no fat. A cup of tea with semi-skimmed milk contains only 13 calories and 0.5g fat, but you also benefit from the valuable minerals and calcium contained in milk.