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Why are tea bags harmful?

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<p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:115%;font-size:15px;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";'><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">Why should loose tea leaves be used instead of tea bags or pre-made tea mix?</span></p> <p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:115%;font-size:15px;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";'><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><em>Tea leaves over tea bags. </em></span></p> <p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:115%;font-size:15px;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";'><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">Generally, the tea you find in the tea bags at the grocery store is tea dust, or fannings. Fannings are dust-like particles of tea leaves chopped by machine to speed up the oxidation process that makes black tea black. Essentially, it is the leftover bits from the production of more high quality products.</span></p>

<p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:115%;font-size:15px;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";'><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">Paper tea bags can be coated with dioxin, epichlorohydrin or bleached in chlorine. Both can become active when exposed to hot water. Plastic tea bags, even though they may look better, contain plastics like PVC or nylon that also expose chemicals when steeped.</span></p> <p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:115%;font-size:15px;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";'><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">The tea bag contains tannins, a naturally occurring class of compounds with astringent properties. These little devils are also responsible for causing the tea to stain your teeth. When you squeeze out your bag, you&apos;re releasing the dregs where the tannins are most concentrated straight into your tea, making for a bitter drink.</spa

<p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:115%;font-size:15px;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";'><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">Tea leaves need room to expand for full flavour. This is why you may be no stranger to the whole dunking, swirling, squeezing process of brewing tea bags.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:115%;font-size:15px;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";'><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">Tea bag tea is typically produced industrially (often overseas) in huge batches, only to sit on the shelf for months or (gasp!) years before they make it to your sad teapot.</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:115%;font-size:15px;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";'><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">Do you really want to drink chemicals, fannings and tannis?</span></p> <p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:115%;font-size:15px;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";'><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">&nbsp;</span></p>


Maej Kasheer
Jul 4, 2021 7:31 PM

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