• Jackie posted an update 4 years, 2 months ago

    Interesting article, perhaps something for @bram @teaconomics and @supermoon10 too.
    [bpfb_link url=’http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/09/15/440335039/before-green-tea-was-a-superfood-it-was-feared-as-a-super-toxin’ title=’Before Green Tea Was A Superfood, It Was Feared As a Supertoxin : The Salt : NPR’ image=’http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/09/15/140902695_595d275196_o_wide-441b1aaaf563af63109f914e0f78ad70c5936be5.jpg?s=1400′]These days, green tea has its health halo pretty firmly affixed. But in Victorian England, adulteration was rampant, and the drink was seen as a “stomach-churning, nerve-jangling threat to health.”[/bpfb_link]

    • I meant @xavier, sorry

    • Thanks. Luckily tea is now much more healthy than it was over a 100 years ago. (Some might think this means the tea got better (which might have happened too in special teas) but we know it was by leaving out the unhealthy bits)