Pesticides are everywhere, but they’ve now managed to make their way into your tea

There has been a recent discovery into the top brands of tea that reveals many of them are rich in pesticides. These world renowned tea brands include Tetley, Lipton, and Twinings. Research tells us that pesticides have been associated with a broad spectrum of health issues. These include more minor concerns, such as headaches, and major problems such as cancer.

CBS carried out their own investigation into pesticides in teas

The investigators carried out tests using the same methods as the Food Inspection Agency in order to be as accurate as possible. They discovered that a shocking amount of tea brands that were tested for pesticides were over the legal limit. The majority of them were also full of various chemicals. Some of the pesticides they found, such as monocrotophos and endosulfan are actually being banned in multiple countries around the world. This is due to the health problems they can cause to workers and the damaging effects they have on the environment.

There were numerous tea brands that the investigation advises people to avoid


Uncle Lee’s Legends of China was found to have more than 20 different kinds of pesticides. One of which being endosulfan, which is being banned in multiple countries. The negative impacts of ingesting this pesticide include tremoring and a weakened nervous system. There have even been cases of death among people who have consumed endosulfan.

No Name contains more than 10 various pesticides and King Cole has monocrotophos – the substance that is about to be banned in certain countries. This pesticide can cause comas, an irregular heartbeat, and uncontrolled defecation.

Despite popular belief, you can drink tea without worrying about pesticides

The vice president of Uncle Lee’s Legends of China, James O’Young, claims that all teas contain pesticides and that there’s no way of getting around it. However, CBS’s investigation found that Red Rose was the only major tea brand whose tea did not contain any pesticides.

Choosing tea brands that are free from pesticides will help you to protect your health and the environment

Keep an eye out for organic ingredients in your tea. Organic produce is less likely to have been contaminated by pesticides. Look for brands that use leaves that are loosely packed as they tend to made using better ingredients that can also have medicinal purposes. Buy from tea brands that have real experts backing it up. If there’s a tea specialist or naturopathic doctor, you can relax knowing that your tea is being made in good hands.