So it turns out tea might be doing a bit more damage than burning your tastebuds.
A study by researchers at McGill University have found an alarming amount of microplastic is released from plastic tea bags which are being increasingly used instead of paper ones.
They found a single tea bag releases 11 billion microplastic and 3 billion nanoplastic particles into a single cup of tea.
This is thousands of times higher than most other foods.
“We were very, very surprised,” Dr. Tufenkji told Global News.
“We thought [plastic tea bags] maybe release a couple of hundred [plastic] particles, maybe a few thousand. So we were really shocked when we saw they’re releasing billions of particles into a cup of tea.”
Experts say more research is needed to determine whether this could be harmful for humans.