This week the topic was to discuss Teas In Literature. I have always found it interesting to read about any study relating to tea. The most recent one that I found was in the Winter 2008 Edition of HealthSmart Today. The article was titled "Nine Ways to Naturally Lower Cholesterol". I was pleased to see that step #8 was Drink Tea. It stated: "Many studies show that drinking tea (green or black) reduces the risk of heart attack. But it wasn't clear why until recently, when Chinese researchers showed that it reduces chlesterol. They gave 220 people with high cholesterol either a placebo or an exract of green tea. Four months later, the tea group's cholesterol had dropped 11 percent. It said that if you like tea, drink it instead of coffee, or drink iced tea with meals."