ATTENTION: Avoid these tea brands at all costs! They contain ILLEGAL amounts of deadly pesticides!
Almost every part that is surrounding us contains pesticides. They are in our soil, in public places, school playgrounds and even on the food we eat. We try everything to avoid them from washing our produce before eating to buying organic fruit and vegetables, but, toxins always find a way into our homes and lives. Recently, it was discovered that some of the most popular tea brands such as Lipton, Tetley andTwinings contain high levels of dangerous pesticides which can cause a number of serious diseases!
Major tea companies such as Lipton, Twinings, Uncle Lee’s Legends of China, Signal, King Cole, Red Rose and others are under investigation due to the high level of pesticides in their products. The scientists that conducted the research discovered that more than half of the teas had pesticide residues far above the limit. 8 out of 10 teas contained different chemicals, while one brand contained even 22 different types of pesticides!
The pesticides in the tea included endosulfan and monocrotophos, currently in the process of being banned in many countries because of their numerous negative health effects.
Best and worst brands
Most tea brands (except for one) contain pesticides, but some were over while others were under the allowed limit. Try to avoid these teas:
They contained over 10 different types of pesticides.
Uncle Lee’s Legends of China (Green Tea)
This is the worst brand of tea on the list! It was discovered that it contained over 20 pesticides including endosulfan. Side-effects of endosulfan include tremors, and this pesticide can even be fatal!
This brand of tea is not full of pesticides as the other brands, but it was found to contain a wider variety of pesticides which can cause involuntary defecation and irregular heartbeat. There are even reported cases of people falling into coma after ingesting the pesticides this tea contained.
The vice president of Uncle Lee’s Legends of China said that all teas contain pesticides, so the tea industry isn’t quiet on the matter. “If you drink tea, regular tea, I don’t care what brand is that, the fact of life, this agricultural product does have pesticides,” James O’Young said.
However, the fact that only one of the tea brands on the list (Red Rose) was pesticide-free was disregarded by Mr. O’Young, which proves that tea without pesticide residue can be cultivated. Support the pesticide-free companies by avoiding the heavy-pesticide brands. This is the only kind of support that can lead to less toxic teas being sold.