We’re all about touting the health benefits of tea. But it turns out if you’re grabbing a bottle every morning rather than brewing your tea at home, you may not be getting the health boost. In fact, according to researchers from a biotechnology company, a lot of bottled teas have no polyphenols, which are a type of antioxidant. One cup of home-brewed tea has between 50 and 150 milligrams of polyphenols, while bottled teas on the market can have as little as three milligrams.
Will this info change the way you drink your tea? We like to buy a bottle of the unsweetened stuff on the way into work, but tomorrow we’ll set our alarm clocks early so we can brew our own. Maybe.
via Food Consumer