March is National Women’s History Month. During March, the endless contributions of women to society are acknowledged and celebrated. Considering we are celebrating women this month, and women are the leading consumers of tea in the United States, the perfect way to show your appreciation is with the gift of tea.

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Framingham State University in the U.S., black tea inhibits the body from absorbing glucose sugars, which can cause type-2 diabetes if too much is consumed. Researchers brewed the tea under laboratory conditions and found that tea could help control diabetes in humans.

“Our findings suggest that black tea and black tea pomace has potential for carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzyme inhibition and this activity depends on high molecular weight phenolic compounds,” the study researchers said.

Researchers say having around three cups per day could help the body control blood sugar levels more effectively. Previous studies conducted among 300,000 people found that those who drank three to four cups a day resulted in a 25 percent lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those drinking tea occasionally or not at all.

With its health benefits and soothing nature, black tea is the perfect way to show your appreciation to your favorite woman in honor of National Women’s Month.