Tuesday, January 16, 2007

German tea research upsets MPs

As people may recall, last week there was some research produced that suggested putting milk into tea ruined the benefits gained from the tea itself. Clearly, as an avid tea drinker, I know that this research is patently false.

After all, the caffeine is still there after you put milk in, and that little chemical compound is what matters right? Anyways, it seems I'm not the only person upset by the research's suggestions as this Early Day Motion by Tory MP, Daniel Kawczynski shows,
That this House is always keen to welcome scientific research into the health benefits of food and drink, but is hostile to a recent German study calling into question the application of milk to tea as reducing any health benefits to be had from tea; recognises other reports that counter such claims; and also wishes to raise awareness of the health benefits of adding milk to tea of raising vitamin B intake by up to 30 per cent., folic acid by five per cent. and calcium intake by 21 per cent. more than if the tea were drunk alone.
Hear, hear! The great British cuppa deserves championing surely?

6 comments:

MOW633 said...

Does anyone care???

If you like it...drink it!

Nice to have the money to waste on this research. I'm off for a cuppa...

AllBloodyTaken said...

Thing is tho'... Tea tastes so much better without milk in it...

Curly said...

It certainly does - do we still have the Milk Marketing Board? Tea just cannot be consumed without the morning milk (semi-skimmed these days of course). I couldn't get through a day at Curly's Corner Shop without it!

Bill Haydon said...

amen to that, brother. Time for a cuppa.

James Higham said...

They should leave our bloody tea alone, the EU should get their hands off Britain and we should be able to muddle along in our own way, thank you.

Unknown said...

Nothing to do with the EU though, although I have to say, it's likely that someone will soon publish research saying that tea with milk is in fact better than without. A bit like the aspartame debate.