Researchers at the University of Alberta have found levels of lead in teas that are dangerous to unborn babies. The levels were highest in teas from China. They opine that the pollution from burning coal has accumulated in the tea plants. They warn that as few as 3 cups could affect unborn babies.
The article does state that the levels are not likely high enough to affect adults.
I just can’t do without my cup of tea. Sigh, I guess I will have to look for teas from Ceylon or India.
The Old Fat Guy