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Institute: Free tea may pose health risk
13/5/2006 10:16

Shanghai Daily news

Free tea served in restaurants could be of poor quality and possibly bad for your health, according to the Shanghai Tea Institute.

It said if people consume large volumes of such teas over a long period, the beverage could damage the liver and kidney. According to the institute, free teas may contain high levels of heavy metals and dust. It warned consumers to beware of tea with a strong fragrance or funny smell.