Tea is the most widely consumed beverage worldwide and important agricultural product. It is consumed in different forms namely,
oolong, green, and black tea .Being rich in natural antioxidants, tea is used in the management of different types of cancers including
oral cavity. The development of oral cancer is a tobacco related multistep process. Micronuclei (MN) act as a biomarker which is
related with tobacco-associated genetic mutations. The present review focuses on the tea antioxidants and their mechanism of
protective effects on oral cancer.