Canadian scientists recently discovered that steeping a tea bag in hot water can release billions of micro- and nano-plastics into your cup of Earl Grey. This was by far the largest amount of plastic found in any beverage, and it’s easy to understand why: The tea bag is made with plastic, and it’s steeping in incredibly hot water. This is just one more reason to consider brewing with loose tea. Just look for stainless steel infusers; they contain no plastics and are reusable, too.
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