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Old 09 January 2007, 11:33 AM
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Default Milk destroys health benefits of tea

Bad news for Britons: adding milk to tea ruins the health benefits of the drink, according to a Germany study.

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Old 09 January 2007, 11:47 AM
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If you need a doctor to tell you milk destroys tea then you'd better have him examine your sense of taste as well!
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Old 09 January 2007, 12:23 PM
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This could explain why Britain, a nation passionate about tea-drinking but where almost everybody adds milk to their cup, fails to make headway against cardiovascular disease, said researcher Verena Stangl.
There are other reasons why Britain's heart disease problem is not being reduced. People's diet and lack of exercise must be factors as well. It seems rather simplistic to lay a lot of the blame solely on milk in tea.

Oh, I believe the Irish drink even more tea than we Brits. They add milk to their tea as well. How is the fight against heart disease going there?
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Old 09 January 2007, 12:44 PM
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I think if you're looking to tea to solve your health problems you're in trouble

I like Earl Grey with bergamot, with a tiny splash of milk - I don't take it to improve my standards of health.

I think certain teas go well with milk and others better without - to suggest you have a taste deficiency for adding milk to tea without at least defining which tea you're on about is a wee bit crass.
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I have to agree; I drink tea because I like it. I'm not doing it for my health!
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I think certain teas go well with milk and others better without - to suggest you have a taste deficiency for adding milk to tea without at least defining which tea you're on about is a wee bit crass.
I'll concede that. Some are less destroyed by milk than others.
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Old 09 January 2007, 09:34 PM
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i didnt know that tea did, or was supposed to have any redeaming value. but then, i cant drink milk either, will have to stick to coffee and other stronger stuff
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I'll concede that. Some are less destroyed by milk than others.
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I am fine as long as tea doesn't destroy the health benifits of milk
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