Tea vs. Fruit & Veggies:A cup of hot tea actually contains more antioxidants, than a serving of any fruit or vegetable. That being said, please continue eating fruits and vegetables. They deliver vitamins, fiber, and compounds not found in tea.
Your Tea vs. Their Tea: Most homemade tea brewed from loose leaf tea had more antioxidants than most bagged teas. The good news? Low-scoring bagged iced teas contained at least as many antioxidants as fruits and veggies such as strawberries and spinach. If you can't make your own, you'll still get antioxidants from most convenience teas.
Hot vs. Cold Brewed Tea: The best way to get antioxidants (according to this study) is by drinking cold tea. But is it better to cold or hot brew your ieIt's a draw. Fridge (cold) brews edged out hot-brewed iced tea made from the same box of tea bags. The variation was minimal in their testing, so either method is fine.