Personally, I find the smell of coffee, and especially coffee breath, nauseating. But tea? It always smells like heaven. It is no surprise, then, that it may banish bad breath.
Research from the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago discovered that the polyphenols in tea hamper halitosis by eliminating odor-causing bacteria. They also wipe out foul-smelling sulfur compounds in the mouth.
Of course, this means drinking tea without sugar, because the sugar can breed bacteria. Fortunately for me, I haven't used sugar in my tea in years. I like stevia. I get the sweet without the sin.
Today's mug and tea are:
Black tea with key lime.