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Good Tea, Bad Tea—What You Need to Know

Good Tea, Bad Tea—What You Need to Know
Date: December 9, 2013 (Updated March 10, 2016)      Publication: Daily Health News      Source: Bottom Line Health       Print:

Tea is second only to water as the world’s most popular drink. In fact, it’s such a common commodity that you may suppose you already know everything you need to know about Camellia sinensis (the scientific name for the tea plant). But are you aware that…

In addition to its myriad health benefits, tea can harm your health? In some instances, it actually causes cancer…and some tea bags contain toxins that are linked to birth defects.

You can also eat tea leaves? For instance, try rubbing your pot roast with them to keep the meat juicy and tender…or blending tea leaves into soup or salad dressing for a truly unique flavor.

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Here’s what you need to know about tea—how to benefit from what’s good and protect yourself from what’s harmful—plus some delicious recipes to expand your tea experience…


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Cool Off with Refreshing (and Healthful) Iced Teas!

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