Tea is Great, but Keep it Cool

I love my green tea.  I buy it several pounds at a time.  My favorite is Rishi Emerald Lilly with a little bit of cut peppermint leaves in a tea basket steeped for 5 minutes.  The green tea is smooth and full tasting while the peppermint reduces the tendency for stomach ache and nausea when green tea is consumed on an empty stomach.

I was very interested to find a long-term and large study done in Iran has found that drinking hot tea dramatically increases the risk of esophogeal cancer compared to drinking it luke-warm or cool.  The study was published in the British Medical Journal and the BMJ website has an interesting 8-minute video that you can link to here.  Enjoy!

Be well,

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