Floating Tea Bags​

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March 2017
Food Safety Rumors

​​Dubai Municipality response to the circulating video of floating tea bags in paper cup


The Answer

​Dubai Municipality, as usual, fighting off rumors wherever they appear, examined the paper cup thoroughly and proved they are safe and not harmful to consumers, as they conform with international standards. Lab results also proved that all examined cups are safe and not dangerous. The reason why tea bags float in the cups is their density; it is lower than the water’s density, which results in floating. Even if the tea bags start sinking, they will come right up, regardless of the type of cup used; paper or glass, as the tea bags will float back up if they are left for a long time.​​

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