Tea can kill the coronavirus in saliva, but not for long. If the drink is held in the mouth for 10 seconds, then the virus cannot be found in the saliva sample. However, its particles will be restored within a few minutes. This discovery was made by Japanese scientists.
This is because tea contains substances that can break down the protein around the virus, which helps it penetrate into the cell.
“Tea contains tannins, in particular tannin. It is a powerful denaturing agent that causes the destruction of proteins, including viral ones. Therefore, the stronger the tea, the more tannin and the higher the effect of virus inactivation, ”the effect of the drink is also influenced by its temperature.