Lipton Tea is involved in a huge scandal right now that was caused by a YouTube video. A woman claims that she spotted strange worms in several tea bags. After she filmed herself opening a bag of tea and picking through the worms, the video quickly went viral.
Representatives from Lipton have denied this claim that their tea bags are riddled with worms by saying that the “worms” are actually lemon flavoring. Check out the video below and decide for yourself.
Here’s the original video:
And this is Lipton’s response:
There are no worms in Lipton Lemon Green tea bags. They are flavor pieces which dissolve in hot water. Watch here: pic.twitter.com/NlUBMKSRU3
— LIPTON® Tea (@Lipton) February 23, 2016
According to Snopes, Lipton is correct in their claim that the worms are just flavor additives. When submerged in hot water, the objects in question instantly dissolve. Real worms wouldn’t do that. As a tea enthusiast, I appreciate this woman’s vigilance either way.
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