Green TEA was discovered a millennia ago, when the second emperor of China was drinking a pot of steaming water, and fresh tea leaves blew into his bowl.
He loved the taste and began to learn about the life-giving, healing properties of the leaves.
With that, the world of TEA was born.
Thousands of years ago, TEA was considered medicinal – used to prevent and cure various ailments. Traditionally, the populations of Japan, China and India have cherished green tea as medicine to boost the immune system. So, how exactly do these leaves help improve immunity?
Care for some plastic particles with your tea?
If you’re enjoying your daily cuppa from one of those fancy little pyramid tea bags, you could be sipping billions of bits of plastic, alongside the antioxidants and caffeine, whether you know it or not.
A research study out of McGill University warns the “silken” bags that have become super popular in recent years contain billions of microscopic and nanoscopic plastic particles. The bags are made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) or nylon, which can break down in hot water.