The value of tea depends on the quality of its leaves.

Everyone loves tea. What to say if you get hot tea on a cold day? All types of tea are found in India, such as black tea, masala tea, lemon tea etc. Also, many people consume green tea to keep their body healthy. But did you know that the tea powder you use to make tea is not adulterated? Does it contain any harmful chemicals or any other substances that could harm your health?

Recently, Tea Board India has warned people about adulterated tea leaves. According to the board, chemically dyed tea leaves are widely available in the market. Artificial dyes are sometimes used to make tea leaves, which are not good for health. Bismarck brown, potassium blue, turmeric, indigo, etc. are also reported to be used to give color and luster to tea leaves. Overall the problem of adulteration in tea leaves is very serious and also dangerous from the point of view of health. The Tea Board, in its report on Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, said that any product should be free from foreign dyes and harmful substances.

How to identify adulteration of tea leaves?

Sakina Diwan, a dietician at Bhatia Hospital in Mumbai, says that the value of tea depends on the quality of its leaves. The quality of tea powder can be identified only by looking at it and smelling it. According to Dr. Sakina, the size and color of tea leaves should always be checked. Hand-picked leaves are good because they do not break and retain their shape. After making the tea, make sure the color of the tea is bright red and golden. If it turns dark brown, the quality of the leaves is not good.

Tips from FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has also been alerted after allegations of adulteration in tea leaves surfaced. The organization has given tips to check the quality of tea leaves at home. By which you can easily find out if the tea you are drinking is adulterated or not.

Check tea powder at home in this way

First of all take a filter paper and spread tea leaves on it. Add a little water to wet the filter paper. Rinse the paper under running tap water for a while. Now try to keep the stain on the filter paper upside down in the light. There will be no stains on the filter paper as there is no adulteration in the tea leaves. The adulterated tea leaves will leave dark brown spots on the paper.

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