Hot Tea May Cause Cancer??

After drinking at least two cups of tea each morning for most of my life, the WHO (World Health Organization) now reports that hot drinks over 149 degrees may increase the risk of cancer! What’s an Irishman to do? Scientific measurements, of course.

Pictured is a representative cup of my morning tea, made Irish-style with milk. I’ve had two cups so far today (don’t judge!) and both measured about 130 degrees (55C). That’s hot enough that I can’t actually take a gulp, I have to sip is slowly at first.

I’m not going to test the idea, but is seems that a drink at 149 degrees would burn your tongue!

So as you enjoy your morning cup of Barry’s tea, don’t worry. You’re not at hot as you think you are. 🙂

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