A Japanese study of thousands of adults finds tea drinkers are more independent and agile as they grow older.
Green tea contains antioxidant chemicals that may help ward off cell damage.
And, while the tea drinkers seemed to be more spry, researchers agree the study did not prove the tea alone is responsible.
Overall, green tea drinkers tend to live a healthier lifestyle.
Researchers have been studying green tea's effect on everything, from cholesterol to the risk of certain cancers, with mixed results.
This latest trial is the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.