Recent news reports that tea is making a comeback in the U.S. beverage market, a trend that has not gone unnoticed. The market is expected to grow to $18 billion in the next two years, as Americans are seeking a more healthful and less caffeinated replacement for coffee. Research also shows tea consumption may help prevent a wide range of ailments, helping to prevent everything from cavities to Parkinson's disease. And some recent studies indicate tea consumption may extend throughout the body, experts believe - even benefitting beauty. So what about benefits of tea for your skin? Can you sip your way to ageless beauty and a healthier complexion?

We sat down with Top NY Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Ariel Ostad, to talk about the anti-aging benefits of tea.  Read up on his insightful answers below and find out just how boun-tea-ful this elixir can be.

The tea craze is in full swing.  What makes tea such a popular drink?