Saturday, July 05, 2008

Unhealthy Tea Drinks & Prison Tea

What's the unhealthiest tea-based drink? Men's Health magazine recently weighed in on The 20 Unhealthiest Drinks in America and offered up a few thoughts on the matter.

Their nomination for Worst Tea-Like Substance went to SoBe Zen Tea. For Worst Iced Tea they gave the nod to Lipton Iced Brisk Lemon Iced Tea. Worst Chai Tea Drink? That would be Caribou Coffee Large Chai Tea Latte. The Worst Drink in America, by their reckoning, has nothing to do with tea. It's the Baskin-Robbins Large Heath Bar Shake.

Speaking of tea-like substances, here's an article from a gardening expert that expounds on the question - Can Instant Tea Kill Weeds?

From the other side of the Atlantic, here's an article about a tea bar at Winchester prison that's staffed by volunteers from the local area. For more on tea and prisons, refer to this article, which discusses Russian prison tea, also known as chifir. It's a high-octane drink that's most definitely not for the fainthearted.

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1 comment:

Stacey said...

OMG! I totally agree, that SoBe is the WORST stuff ever. I tried some a few weeks ago because it was 95degrees and the only thing at the convenience store (road trip) that seemed okay. We couldn't even finish it when parched.


On the other hand, tried some Ito-En iced tea, really good stuff. Almost as good as homebrewed.