In recent weeks, there have been justifiable concerns regarding safety from viruses. On the topic of Tea, all the news is extremely good.
Bottom Line: Tea Is Inherently Safe
There are several reasons tea, by it’s very nature, is safe from viruses. These are explained below.
The tea process and how it arrives to you includes several steps. It is known that Every… Single… Step of that process is shown to kill all known viruses. So, during every single step of the tea drying and packaging process, not a single microorganism, like viruses, are known to be able to survive.
The most important of those steps includes…
- Heating to over 200 degrees fahrenheit.
- Drying to less than 5% moisture.
- Packaging in sealed, light and air tight foil bags.
- Transit times of 60 days minimum.
Finally is the steeping process. Black teas are steeped in boiling water for 3-5 minutes, which is also known to kill viruses. The bottom line is, drinking hot tea is about as safe as anything can be. An added benefit is that for someone who is already sick, whether due to a cold or other virus, drinking hot, unsweetened liquids is one of the simplest and most effective homeopathic ways to shorten illness and reduce some symptoms.
Rest assured that we at The Tea Table are taking every precaution to assure the safety of our tea.