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Vani Hani, better known as “Food Babe” has made it her life’s mission to change the  world, the food world, that is.  She investigates the ingredients in foods and calls companies out when she finds something unsavoury.  Then through online petitions she pressures the companies to change their ingredients for the better.  She’s making a lot of progress, for the good of all!

She’s made some pretty startling discoveries (like yoga mat material in Subway bread).

Here’s what she’s found out about tea:

  • Did you know that most tea is not washed before it’s put it into bags? That means if the tea was sprayed with cancer-causing pesticides, those pesticides go directly into your cup.
  • Teas can contain artificial flavoring, “Natural” flavors, and hidden GMOs
  • Most tea bags (paper & especially those fancy silky mesh ones – which are in fact plastic) contain harmful chemicals that leach into your tea when they make contact with boiling water.

If you want all the details you can read her full article HERE

If you don’t have the time to read the whole thing, then take this handy chart with you next time and make sure it’s ORGANIC.

Looks like the top brands to look for are:

  • NUMI
  • RISHI
  • CHOICE
  • TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS

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