If you love tea, you’ll want to hear about this research. Researchers at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society revealed that bottled tea contains low levels of antioxidants and polyphenols compared to brewed tea. Shiming Li, PhD. Reported on the research carried out by Professor Chi-Tang Ho when he explained, “There is a huge gap between the perception that tea consumption is healthy and the actual amount of the healthful nutrients found in bottled tea beverages.”
They pointed out, as well, that bottled teas don’t only lack the healthy ingredients that tea drinkers are looking for, but that they are often full of sugar as well. The researchers found that, while a regular tea bag may contain up to 175 milligrams of polyphenols, most highly-rated bottled teas contain less than half that amount.