Tea helps to prevent the build up of blood clots which can lead to strokes or heart attack. Black tea gets the credit for heart health through studies that have been conducted on the matter. Tea also protects bones, lowers cholesterol, blood pressure and reduces intestinal inflammation. Such conditions as Irritable Bowel Syndrome are positively affected by this fact. An added bonus is that digestion is improved through the consumption of tea. Red tea contains properties that act as an anti-spasmodic agent which reduces stomach cramping.