Science says microwaved tea is the best, the internet disagrees

By Djenane Beaulieu, Buzz60

Microwaving your tea is actually better and healthier for you, according to a food scientist in Australia. He told ABC News that you can get more antioxidants by doing so -- and that it tastes better too.

Apparently, the best way to make the tea is by putting hot water in the microwave-safe cup with the teabag, then microwaving it for about 30 seconds on half power. Don't forget to leave the mug for a minute to cool before removing the teabag and enjoying your tea.

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This method increases 80 percent of caffeine and antioxidants, like polyphenols, which helps prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Now, this news is shocking to many tea lovers out there, particularly the Brits who basically invented tea.

The reaction to this on social media is priceless, with one Twitter user calling it "sacrilege" and another urging everyone, "DO. NOT. DO. THIS. EVER!"

However, though it seemed horrifying at first, some kept an open mind and tried it. One user tweeted:

As they always say, don't knock it til you try it!

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