June 24, 2011

Is Your Green Tea Really "Green"?

According to In These Times, the dangerous, cancer-aggravating pesticide DDT can be found in the contents of about 2 out of 10 brands of packaged green tea on the shelves of supermarket and health food stores. An excerpt from their must-read article, entitled, What's In Your Green Tea? is as follows:

"In These Times purchased 10 boxes of different brands of green tea at a suburban New York supermarket and health food store, and had them analyzed by Toxicology International of Fairfax, Virginia. Analysis of the tea samples showed that two of the 10 brands were contaminated with DDT, in violation of Environmental Protection Agency rules. The one with the highest levels was produced by the Yogi Tea Company, and included the herbs echinacea and kombucha."
Anthony V. Codispoti, founder of EatGreenTea.com, has extensively researched the benefits of the consumption of Green Tea. He has found that consuming the leaves of [pesticide-free] Green Tea, provides 10,000% more EGCg (antioxidants) than is consumed through brewed tea.

My first thought was, okay, I'll just break open the tea bags and use the contents in my recipes! Mr. Codispoti cautions against this, however, due to the fact that tea bags also may contain dust, stems, pesticides...and have been broken down to the point of losing potency.

After scouring the world for the most pure [free of herbicides, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, cadmium, lead, mercury, arsenic, etc], Codispoti found the purest Green Tea leaves for his use. He now packages them, overseeing every step of the process, for improving the health of others too.

Visit the EatGreenTea website and receive a FREE recipe book! You may also buy Powdered Green Tea and get 10% OFF on orders worth $25 or more. (Use the coupon code: TENOFF).
Blessed, pure health and happiness to all of my followers!

Inspired by her Native American roots and Bradbury lineage, Polly Taskey is a writer and grandmother in the northern USA.  She shares her wisdom and pagan interests through Pagan by Design and The Moonlit Grove.


herbal tea said...

My Green Tea is really green. Green tea has received a lot of positive media attention in recent years. Taking green tea regularly, you may be able to live longer.

Magaly Guerrero said...

How scary. I'm on may way to do a little reading. I'm more into making my own tea, but there are times when I'm late and go for the bag, so I better check...!

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