Most conventional tea brands such as Lipton, Allegro, Celestial Seasonings, Tazo, Teavana, Bigelow, Republic of Tea, Twinings, Yogi, Tea Forte, Mighty Leaf, Trader Joe’s, Tetley contain really high levels of poison elements such as fluoride and pesticides. We are not speak about calcium fluoride which is a natural element, but about the synthetic fluoride which is a poison by concoction. These levels are dangerously high to the point of being considered unsafe. So boozing cheap tea can be as bad as feeing junk food.
Cheap Tea Contains Fluoride and Pesticides
Most teas are not washed prior to being dried, thus non-organic teas contain pesticide residues. Some tea brands( even those claimed organic or pesticide free !) have recently been found to contain pesticides that are known carcinogens- in lengths above the US and EU limits!
A new study published in the gazette of, Food Research International, found that cheaper mixes contain enough fluoride to set parties under the risk of numerous illness such as bone tooth, kidney both problems and even cancer.
In fact, some brands of cheap tea contain nearly 7 parts per million( ppm) and the allowed stage of fluoride is 4 ppm. This is quite scary since fluoride goes into your bones and compiles in your body. It abides there for years.
So how did fluoride get into tea?
The tea plant compiles fluoride as it develops. This is necessary that old leaves contain the most fluoride. Cheaper quality teas are often made from old leaves that contain more fluoride than young tea leaves ( here is an example )~ ATAGEND. Additionally, these cheaper brands use smaller foliages which contain more fluoride.And what about decaffeinated tea?
Well, decaffeinated tea proved higher fluoride levels than caffeinated tea.
So what is the solution? Should you stop boozing tea all together? Of direction not!
First of all, make sure to buy loose leaf tea and brew your tea from scratch. Bagged tea which might seem handy and ready to go, is often made from low quality leaves which surely contain more fluoride. Stick to white tea ( here )~ ATAGEND. It has the least quantity of fluoride.