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According to Bella Online’s tea tannins article, tea tannins are usually confused with tannic acid. They are not the same. Tannic acid is from the extraction of Oak leaves and is used in the tanning process of animal hides. Tea tannins are not ever used for this purpose. Tea tannins are the things that leave that bitter taste in your mouth after drinking. Those tannins can be described by the chemical content of tea. Those chemicals include minerals, vitamins, caffeine, polyphones, flavonoids and catechins. Polyphenals, flavonoids and catechins are naturally occurring and contain antioxidant qualities.

Tea does have health benefits but also has down sides.


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