Climate change jeopardizes your morning tea

Tea plants around the world are getting too much rain, says Eater. The excessive precipitation is lowering the number of secondary metabolites they produce—the chemicals responsible for caffeine, antioxidants and flavor. “When it’s really wet, the [tea] plant doesn’t have the ecological cue to make [certain] compounds, and [what they do make gets] diluted,” says Selena Ahmed, an… » Read More

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