DID YOU KNOW?
You’ll get more health benefits from your cup of tea if you heat it in the microwave rather than using the kettle, according to Australian research. UK TV show Broadchurch created a storm in a teacup ( ahem!) after the lead actor microwaved his cuppa, leading to outcry online. He must have read the 2012 study from The University of Newcastle! It revealed that microwaving a cup of hot water with a black or green teabag on half power for 30 seconds can activate 80 per cent of its caffeine, theanine and polyphenols – giving you the equivalent of three cups. The lead researcher also says it tastes better... You decide!