Cut Diabetes Risk: Drink Tea Countries that drink black tea less likely to get diabetes By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Nov 8, 2012 12:15 PM CST 1 comment Comments Researchers have found yet another way tea is good for you. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Care for a spot of type 2 diabetes, luv? No? Then you might want to consider forming a tea habit. A new study analyzing data from 50 countries has concluded that the countries that drank the most black tea also had the lowest type 2 diabetes rates, and lower obesity levels to boot, the Daily Mail reports. The study is consistent with previous findings suggesting such a link, a spokesman for the British Medical Journal said, and hence provides "valuable additional scientific information at the global level."