Green tea is an important source of antioxidant, plant compounds called flavonoids that provide potent health protection. To get more powerful health protection from your tea, make it with cinnamon and cloves. These spices are loaded with antioxidants and have strong anti-inflammatory action. They also help fight off bacteria and viruses that lead to infection. Drinking this tea regularly is linked to improved heart, eye, bone, brain and dental health, as well as a stronger immune system and a lower risk of some cancers.