Is tea the key to helping patients stay hydrated?
Intended for healthcare professionals
Expert advice Previous     Next

Is tea the key to helping patients stay hydrated?

Victoria Briggs Health journalist

Tea is Britain’s favourite hot drink, but there is some confusion over whether it helps prevent dehydration – and if nurses should encourage patients to drink it

The British drink approximately 100 million cups of tea every day, according to the UK Tea and Infusions Association.

Nursing Standard. 38, 3, 51-52. doi: 10.7748/ns.38.3.51.s18

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in


Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now