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Green Tea: Some Facts


500 year old green tea fields, Boseong, Jeolla...

500 year old green tea fields, Boseong, Jeollanam-do, South Korea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A previous post on tea discusses some of the claimed health benefits attributed to green or black tea.  The following article gives us some useful information from  on choosing green tea varieties and some of the concerns about lead content. Good to know if you’re a green tea drinker.


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4 thoughts on “Green Tea: Some Facts

  1. Jut a little honey in my green tea – hold the lead!


  2. Good Point!! There is so much bias within a loosely regulated dietary supplement industry. Without scientific evidence, claims cannot be made that their products will prevent, treat, or cure diseases. For help, consumers can look for the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) designation on the label to guarantee some standards regarding quality, purity and strength. The use of this standard is voluntary, so manufacturers are still free to use their own standards which may lead to biases in quality control.


  3. Pingback: Dietary Supplement Quality – Resources « Health and Medical News and Resources

  4. Am beginning to wonder about reliability of test results from Consumer Labs.

    Supplement Safety: What You Need to Know about—and More. (Alliance for Natural Health)
    A quote “Although the company admits it’s a “third party group” certifying the quality of dietary supplements, CL does not identify the laboratories it uses. Does the company do an annual audit of the labs it uses to make sure they are following Good Laboratory Practices and otherwise operating up to standard? We don’t know, and they’re not saying. Despite all this, CL is often quoted by mainstream media as being experts on supplement safety and testing.”


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