When buying any type of #tea, loose, #organic tea is best. Avoid tea bags whenever possible.
Some tea bags contain very high levels of toxic substances such as #fluoride and pesticides. We’re not talking about calcium fluoride which is a natural element, but rather hydrofluorosilicic Acid, a toxic industrial waste byproduct added to drinking water. These levels are dangerously high to the point of being considered unsafe. So drinking cheap tea can be as bad as eating junk food, or worse…
Cheap Tea Contains Fluoride and Pesticides
Most teas are not washed before 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 quantities above the US and EU limits!
A new study published in the journal Food Research International found that cheaper blends contain enough fluoride to put people under the risk of many illnesses such as bone tooth, kidney problems and even cancer.
In fact, some brands of cheap tea contain nearly 7 parts per million (ppm) and the allowed level of fluoride is 4 ppm. This is quite scary since fluoride gets into your bones and accumulates in your body. It stays there for years. Furthermore, do you steep your tea for long periods? You may be maximizing your exposure to the contaminated tea!