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Hi--

Some news-- Says that 3 high school students checked a bunch of tea
samples, and found unlisted (non-tea) plant materials. I haven't
followed the citation, but the title of the citation is "COMMERCIAL
Teas..." and I'm sure that is *not* what *I* am drinking

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1HeOyz...t-tea-11-07-21

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Hi,

> Some news-- Says that 3 high school students checked a bunch of tea
> samples, and found unlisted (non-tea) plant materials. I haven't
> followed the citation, but the title of the citation is "COMMERCIAL
> Teas..." and I'm sure that is *not* what *I* am drinking
>
> http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1HeOyz...t-tea-11-07-21


Does it mean that the tested leaves come from genetically modified tea
plants? or that, amongst tea leaves, there were other leaves?

http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/1107...srep00042.html

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Fortune on his 1848 trip through China discovered the Chinese were
adding plaster(hydrogen sulfide gypsum) and Prussian blue(cyanide
paint pigment) to make green tea more green and acted like a
preservative. This was made public in 1851 which gave added impetus
for the East India company to develop India as a tea source.

Jim

On Jul 24, 8:17 am, Thitherflit > wrote:
> Hi--
>
> Some news-- Says that 3 high school students checked a bunch of tea
> samples, and found unlisted (non-tea) plant materials. I haven't
> followed the citation, but the title of the citation is "COMMERCIAL
> Teas..." and I'm sure that is *not* what *I* am drinking
>
> http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1HeOyz...ican.com/podca...
>
> jhh

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