Why is tea so good?

Why is an infusion of leaves of the Camelia sinensis plant so good? I know this is a rhetorical question, but have you ever had a sip of tea – it may be tea that was brewed hours ago and was just sitting in a cup at room temperature – and it just felt like the most healing, nourishing, therapeutic thing to sip it?

I write this because this happens with me all the time. It’s late in the evening now and I would not actually make an infusion of Camelia sinensis tea at this hour, but I still have a cup next to me of tea that I made in the early afternoon and never finished and when I take a sip of it it just produces such an intense sensation of health, goodness, and wellness to me that I cannot describe it.

I just wonder, I really wonder, why is it this good? Certainly something that feels so incredibly good to consume must be very healthy and good for the body.

It seems extremely fortunate to me to be in a world where such a thing as Camelia sinensis tea exists!