AdamMY wrote:That article has been posted before, but there are several things to keep in mind:
1. 100 teabags is likely 150-300 grams of tea if not more.
2. those tea leaves are highly broken up, which causes everything to leach quicker.
3. the leaves in tea bags are typically more mature than the leaves purchased for loose leaf teas. More mature leaves tend to have a higher flouride content than the younger leaves.
There are likely others that I am missing but simply looking into those, I am not sure there is anyone on the forum who on a regular basis goes through even 150 grams of tea a day on any sort of regular basis. Because for the most part we get multiple steeps and drink leaves to completion, which mitigates certain items like the amount of flouride or other nutrients we can get from the tea leaves. Adding the other two into the mix is just adding insult to injury.
Again that is not to say that you can and should always drink more tea, but similar articles can be written for nearly any food item in which one person takes it to an extreme. For instance people who eat nothing but carrots for months on end can develop an unnatural skin color.
It probably has been said in this thread before: Somethings are bad in relatively small amounts, other things are healthy in large amounts, but everything has the point to where it can become dangerous.
Considering I was getting chest pains from home-made Iced-Tea made with a mere 10 bags per 2L of water (yes, oversteeped, but still), each day for all of 3 months, I REALLY can't imaging tea made with 100 teabags. I mean, holy crap on a cracker!