All of us love tea. It is a drink that you can drink in any season, and it is much healthier than coffee or energy drinks.
Latest researches suggest that conventional tea brands are filled with toxins such as pesticides and fluoride. Because of that, we suggest that you opt for healthier options. As it turns out, most commercial tea brands contain carcinogens that the manufacturers usually list as “natural flavors”.
Food Research International published a study which showed that British people have exceeded the daily intake of fluoride that is considered to be safe.
Excessive consumption of fluoride can be linked with excessive consumption of tea. This compound can affect your bones, teeth and kidneys. Older tea leaves contain more fluoride and cheap brands use these leaves to produce their product.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, conducted a research that was based on the products of Signal, King Cole, Uncle Lee’s Legends of China, Twinnings, Lipton, No Name and Tetley.
The researchers have found out that all these brands contain toxins, and the worst offenders were:
- Uncle Lee’s Legends of China – it contains 20 types of pesticides, including endosulfan, which is known to damage the nervous system.
- No name – it contains ten pesticides that are extremely dangerous for your health.
- King Cole – it contains monocrotophos, and ingredient that should soon be banned. This ingredient can cause coma and irregular heartbeat.
Of course, there are other tea brands that contain safe ingredients. Red Rose was the only tea brand that does not contain any pesticides.
This means that you need to drink white tea, because it is made from young leaves that contain little to none amounts of fluoride. Make sure that you always buy organic, loose leaf tea, and always brew it at home.
Also, remember that almost all the restaurants serve tea that contains high amount of pesticides. Make sure that the tea that you are buying does not contain any GMO, and always check the label.
The proper timing for every tea:
- Oolong tea – 4-7 min.
- Herbal tea – more than 5 minutes
- Black/Pu-reh tea – three to five minutes
- Green/White tea – two to three minutes
The list below contains the names of tea brands that are considered to be safe, so we suggest that you stick to them:
- Two leaves
- Red rose
- Choice organic teas
- EDEN Organic
- Organic stash
- Organic Tazo
- Rishi Tea
- Numi tea
- Organic traditional medicinals
You can also watch the video, if you want to learn more about tea brands and the effect that they can have on your overall health: