tea has tons of health benefits but is not really raw. Green tea is lightly cooked, black tea is green tea which is fermented, and white tea is the young leaves of tea plant which are dried. Teas are loaded with anti-oxidants which destroy and protect your body from damaging free radicals. I wouldnt stop drinking it just because its not completely raw, but that is just my opinion.
i was under the impression that sun-brewed herbal teas are considered raw. however, i find that in the dead of a cold cold winter, drinking hot tea keeps me from wanting to eat hot food. it’s a trade-off, but it works.