Bottled teas can be said as more convenient than fresh-brewing (and more delicious?), but is the benefit is far greater as well?
In the past 10 years, there has been a rush of bottled teas that became popular, fueled by the flurry of health benefit studies which have been coming out virtually every week. However, there is one important question we need to consider: does these benefits also apply to bottled tea?
According to a study, the answer to both of these questions is a resounding “no.”
Isn't this a little surprising? Actually, most bottled teas on the market has more sugar than anything like the fresh-brewed alternative.
In fact, most bottle teas only contain less then 10 milligrams of polyphenols – the healthy chemical compounds which give us most of our health benefits – per bottle.
Alternatively, a cup of fresh-brewed tea has about 150 milligrams of polyphenols for a similar serving size. In short, you have to drink about 15 of those bottles of tea to get the same amount of antioxidants – that’s a lot!
So I propose an intervention on the bottled tea-drinking Australian public: put down the bottle. PLEASE.
Take the few extra, relaxing minutes to steep up some fresh tea leaves – you’ll be glad to did!