The harm of tea in bags - there is no benefit, and harm is real

Tea in bags is very convenient to use on the road, at work. But does the person think about what he drinks, in what quantities and about the dangers of tea in bags. Of course, it is believed that fine tea dust can give a stronger drink than brewing a large sheet of tea.

But, unscrupulous manufacturers use this feature of tea leaves, adding not only tea in bags, but also leaves of oak, poplar or grass, as well as overdue leaf tea. A good tea can not be cheap, so do not buy cheap tea bags.

Adding fragrances to it indicates most often that under this mask of flavor try to hide cheap, overdue tea garbage. Chemical flavors are much cheaper than natural flavors, and the addition of pieces of dried fruit (also waste, but other production) is made only to indicate them in the composition and attract attention. Moreover, the addition of dyes and preservatives is detrimental to the whole organism, and excessive fluoride content adversely affects the teeth and the bone system.

What does overdue tea debris mean? Yes, any dried plant, tea including, the shelf life is not more than 2-3 years, it seems everything is simple, look at the date of tea packing and that's it. But the label indicates the date of packing of tea garbage in a bag, and not the time of harvesting the "harvest" from the plantation. At the same time, tea garbage could be stored for years in a warehouse or in some basement.

Fluoride compounds

Regular use of tea in bags is very harmful, it was proved by employees of the American University of Derby. Studies have shown that cheap tea in bags is harmful, it up to dangerous concentrations increases the level of fluoride compounds in the body, which is manifested by muscle weakness, osteoporosis , joint pain, the formation of bone spurs , fusion of the vertebrae, and excess fluorine increases the likelihood of kidney disease, reduces durability of teeth, and even provokes cancer.

The appearance of dark spots on the teeth is the most important first sign of fluoride poisoning. According to official recommendations, the daily intake of fluoride should not be more than 3-4 mg for an adult. The harm of tea in bags - there is no benefit, and harm is real

But in cheap tea bags this dose exceeds it by 75-120%, that is, in a liter of tea packaged, 6 mg is found. fluorine. Especially large accumulation of fluorine is in the old leaves of tea, which is most often used in the production of tea bags.

To harm from tea in bags caused serious illness, such excessive consumption of fluoride should be for 10-20 years, that is, if every day to consume more liter of packaged tea for 20 years or 2.2 mg. fluoride for 40 years.

Therefore, do not drink more than 5 cups a day in tea bags, and pregnant and elderly people not more than 3 cups. Especially to increase the harmful effect of tea bags, if you constantly brew it in a plastic cup - an office version, or drink brewed tea, which stood for several hours.

Paper for sachets

Sachets are made from filter paper (from nylon is much rarer). Paper napkins, for example, are also made of cotton and cellulose, like a sachet, but if you try wrapping tea in a napkin, then when brewing, the napkin paper turns into a mess and breaks. Then what is the bag made of, if it can withstand the heat and water, while not tearing and soaking?

The packet consists of: fibers of abaca - 10%, thermoplastic fiber - 23%, fibrous wood substances 65 - 75%. This gives a strong resistance to moisture, mechanical and thermal impact, the fibers of the paper are firmly bonded at crossroads, so the bag is not afraid of lemon juice, spoon injuries, or other aggressive effects. For binding the sachet, you can use: glue, paper clip, heat treatment or thread. Most often this is a metal clip, the most unfavorable is glue, the odor of which is discarded with various flavors.

More on raw materials for so-called tea

At best, this is an overdue tea crumb that remains after the process of producing leaf tea and after sorting, and most often it is tea dust. In China, it is considered to be garbage, which is economical and greedy for profit by European tea corporations, buy up tons for tea production in bags, calling it then the highest grade or premium.

On the tea market in China, you can see such raw materials with your own eyes - it is a heap of garbage of indistinct color, lying directly on the road in the open air, next to the puddles, not covered by rain and sun. It is in any number regularly bought by the largest tea companies in Europe, costs 10 kilograms of tea garbage for only $ 10. That is, the packaging of this "elite tea" on the shelves of supermarkets in Russia costs several times more than the contents of the sachet. But the tea corporations are in no hurry to disclose the technology of producing "tea", so as not to lose a multimillion profit.

The inexperience of Russians and Europeans (90% of whom have not tried real, leafy, fresh Chinese tea) are at the mercy of producers, since in this case it is easy to convince in quality of tea in tea bags and to tell a beautiful legend and facts about the benefits of real tea when a person has nothing to compare .

It seems that everyone needs to think about the following: taking care of our health, we do not eat spoiled food, do not accept overdue medications, do not drink sour drinks, throw moldy fruits and bread products, but for some reason every day we drink a drink made from garbage. By the way, not only packaged tea can be late and harmful, it is quite possible in Russia to buy not high-quality large-leaved tea, with expired shelf life and potentially dangerous for health.

Tea garbage can be divided into 3 categories:

  • — его сгребают после сортировки чая на плантации, полезных свойств в нем крайне мало, но он меньше подвергается дальнейшей обработке, т.к. Fresh tea rubbish - it is raked after sorting tea on the plantation, there are very few useful properties in it, but it is less subjected to further processing, because slightly preserves the flavor, color and taste of tea. This is the best of other tea garbage, so it will then be called " premium" !
  • — образуется после конвейерной фасовки, транспортировки, упаковки на чайных производствах, полезные свойства = нулю. Average tea garbage - is formed after conveyor packaging, transportation, packaging in tea production, useful properties = zero. It has almost no taste, aroma and color - hence the manufacturer has an extreme need to add all this artificially - dyes, flavors, flavors, rose petals, other flowers, mint, and call it "the highest category" !
  • — то, что продается в России, это не просто чайный мусор, а мусор с истекшим сроком годности, содержащий грибки и убойную дозу химических веществ, добавляемых при обработке. The lowest category - what is sold in Russia is not just tea litter, but waste with expired shelf life, containing fungi and a slaughter dose of chemicals added during processing. What does this mean and how dangerous is it for health? As this is late-garbage, there is no taste, aroma and color of speech, at best it is the aroma of hay or the smell of the place of its storage.

90% of such raw materials contain AFLATOXINE - the product of the life of fungi, an extremely dangerous substance that causes irreversible damage to the liver. To give this garbage a commercial look, a dye is added, whatever you want: you need black tea - please, green - and we can, floral - no problem! And the flavor you want, and the taste - everything is adjusted by the progressive chemical industry. In the process of aromatization, the residues of active antioxidants are destroyed, and L-theanine, an amino acid that soothingly acts on the human brain, is destroyed, everything that tea is used for.

Background: Aflatoxins are deadly mycotoxins produced by fungi, they are most often infected with foods stored in wet and hot climates. Most often aflatoxins are formed during prolonged or improper storage in stale collections of herbs and tea. These are the most powerful hepatocarcinogens (harmful to the liver), they are resistant to heat treatment and when a large dose of such poisons enters the body - they cause death within a few days, due to irreversible liver damage. With the regular intake of small doses, the risk of developing liver cancer increases. In addition to tea, aflatoxins are most often found in pumpkin seeds, corn, peanuts. In developing countries where there is no control of products for the presence of mold fungi, for example in Mozambique, the mortality from liver cancer is 50 times higher than that in France (see the list of hepatoprotector preparations ).

If you watch your health, are a successful and thinking person, do not save your 2-3 minutes of time on the preparation of quality leaf tea. Health is more expensive! No work is worth it, even if you are extremely busy with work in the office, think about yourself - you deserve a good invigorating drink from a ceramic cup, instead of scraps from a plastic cup (see also the harm and health benefits of coffee ).

Video of the program "Habitat: tea in bags", about:

  • that the same brand of packaged tea in Russian stores is significantly different from the quality of tea in European supermarkets
  • how to distinguish overdue tea from fresh
  • about counterfeiting tea in the Russian market
  • that "cold tea" does not contain even 1% of tea extract


  1. Thanks for the very useful, understandable information. Some things did not know. Very useful in life, and us, and our children.

    • Why not? At the top of the article there are buttons - husky for all popular soc. networks, click on any button social. network and post a link to the article.

  2. In the text write that it is better not to buy tea with pieces of fruit and immediately in the video there is a recommendation - it is better to buy tea with pieces of fruit. wut?

    • Rin, the article simply states that pieces of fruit are also waste products, and there is not a word that tea with pieces of fruit is better not to drink! It all depends on whether you believe in food manufacturers? Video is a television program, possibly paid by the producers of fruit teas 🙂

  3. Author Clever! I agree to all 1000! The Japanese left and presented a box of Lipton. Liked - released for Japan. Then I drank only our leafy teas. Still were. I tried this Lipton. Fragrance to the entrance. The taste is excellent. Thought so and others. Has given away. I bought our Lipton. He did not even lie next to the Japanese one. He opened the package. Dust and shiny ones. Understood so this is chemistry. Now I order a sheet from China. 200gr. enough for a month. The guests are delighted to be asked to give it home.
    Write about coffee. Its also a sea of ​​sawdust. Now I check - I rubbed the granules, the board did not appear, I drink.
    Thanks again.

  4. This information about tea has discouraged me. Actually now the sea of ​​any tea. Earlier tea was only Ceylon, Chinese, Georgian and all. After perestroika, who is in that much. Please tell me more about the present coffee, its also all kinds of sea!

  5. Now there are disposable eco-strainer. They are made of natural materials, they are used as an ordinary brewing sieve, but once. I think this is a good alternative to tea packaged.

  6. Thank you for your wonderful article! It helped me to come to my senses: for several years in our family there was a taboo on any tea, we drank only herbs and juices, spring water. What a wonderful time it was! How bitter it is because of the "Lipton" bags on the table ... Again, leaf tea is not completely harmless - it often contains a fungus that can not be destroyed, it is necessary to cut the soil to a meter and take it out of tea plantations, they are all infected - and here this garbage is in glued packages ...

    • Nastya and I Do not advise people in the shops to choose other products also ONLY WITHOUT preservatives and all the like, who listen who does not believe_ they say now all the products contain preservatives, but no, I check both the composition and taste as a commodity expert and the Great Enemy of all preservatives, and dyes and enhancers of taste and sodium benzoates, and chloride calcium is added now in cheese-to Happiness NOT to all, and that about tea with flavorings, TOGETHER Almost the same as natural ND Even natural flavors, depending on what made- and Need with them to understand or it is best to take natural tea and other non-food-preserving products; if you doubt reading the composition of the product, then without a digital "Tip" to avoid buying with chemistry: stabilizers, emulsifiers, guar gum, lecithin (Harmful), the same I mentioned calcium chloride, for drippers, medicine, sodium nitrite (Poison) form e330 on the product usually in cookies in firms. Packaging is available-this preservative is a cancer deterrent; Also, the numbering of e-preservatives is the category of gastrointestinal "pests" starting from e100 and up to e900, now and yandeks a lot on this informative information is very interesting written_ I even read a little bit I was a little sick, but in life there is this "synthetic" food- NO NO and there is not only this shit, taking the saleswoman with whom it makes me laugh, I once say to the saleswoman that you are shaking this synthetic, I'm talking about "sausages" everyones I say so even dogs are not only the most starving, READ THE COMPOSITION OF THE PRODUCTS - - this is the Council and my and the leading television and it is worth to spend time in order not to spend then on the same chemical tablets, though not all of them, but also there are preservatives, so the choice is yours, and I chose a healthy life and as a result of the NA 15 years look Younger! To all well-being!

    • What do you mean why? This is a market economy, the world is ruled by money, who needs to think about health, manufacturers only think about income and lower production costs. Tea dust is a waste of production, and business does not throw away any waste, squeeze everything out of production to increase profits. Advertising is marketing, the more you see the product and hear the name, the stronger it "sinks into the brain." By the way, the one who works in food production, as a rule, does not eat these products - the sausage does not eat sausage (minimum meat, chemistry and waste of the sea), the baker prepares himself bread at home himself (at the factory add old, stitched, moldy bread to the new one baking), the confectioner does not eat candy (palm oil, dyes, flavors, substitutes for everything that you can ...), because they see "what food is made of every day" 🙂

  7. and what to do to those who can afford only sachets? go munching grass growing along the roads? because the clean field can not be reached either?
    why does a poor person know how and what he is poisoned if he can not change it? drink water ?! from the tap ?! because springs are not everywhere?
    in Kolyma camps people knew perfectly well what bread and soup they eat. ate, and even with pleasure. and on this, too, made money. those who "served the people"

  8. Who does not believe that in the tea bag waste, at best sifted from the tea leaf, just type in the internet "tea garbage" and go look at the pictures.

  9. Sasha is right, there is no point in selecting. You can perish in an accident, not necessarily from an overdue one. Besides, do you really believe that in the box without it there are no chemicals added? And then, chloride chloride is a medicine that I have successfully treated for allergic diseases. In general, there are no really harmful additives in the products. And the cancer for other reasons develops, and not from garbage in tea. Another say that the GMO is harmful)))

  10. For the third year I have been ordering tea from China, on Aliexpress. There you can buy not the worst (to taste) Teguanin 250 gr. for 500 rubles. (In our stores is much more expensive).
    But I wonder if the Chinese do not push any waste into these packs, or produce a marriage, does anyone know? Because on the packs of some hieroglyphs, to understand something is extremely difficult. There is a suspicion that they are packed in basements on their knees, not at the factory.
    Maybe there is expertise in the examination?

  11. Look at the place of packing simply. No need to be tricky.
    If the place of production is "Village of Poultry Farm" - then this is your personal decision to drink IT.

  12. Olga, I understand you very well. When I (not an allergy sufferer) became something permanently bad, began to study additives in products (food and toothpaste), was horrified. When I try to tell people now, many people look at me laughing, and they also say that everything is chemical everywhere. But honestly, 25 years ago there were not so many people with cancer, and moving with a stick of young people. And we even have children born with oncology.

  13. Russian people poison each other without a twinge of conscience! In Ukraine, they kill each other, brother's brother, do not mind! People come to your senses! And the sausage makers and bakers and sellers selling grocery shit, necessarily get drunk on Chinese rot or dust from Indian roads! Because the boomerang law acts, the evil will return to the one who released it!

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