Sweet Leaf tea, the one with a cartoon grandmother on the label, is being recalled

I know a few people who drink Sweet Leaf tea, so this came as a big surprise.

According to a FDA release, the makers of Sweet Leaf Tea is pulling all of their 16 ounce glass bottles off the shelves “because of the possible presence of glass fragments”.

Surprise crunchiness in a drink? Usually not a good thing.

The recall affects pretty much everything they have, including…

  • Raspberry
  • Half and Half Lemonade Tea
  • Original
  • Green Tea w/Citrus
  • Peach
  • Mint & Honey

You can see the full table of the recalled items at the FDA website, or on Sweet Leaf Tea’s website here.

To the 9/11 jet fuel conspiracy folks – please watch this video

To everyone who still says 9/11 was an inside job since “jet fuel can’t melt steel beams”, please watch this little 2 minute video.


Steel strength can be compromised at temperatures FAR below its’ melting point.

To put it in “kitchen” terms, grab a big handful of spaghetti. Tie the bunch together with a little string, and stand them straight up on their end. Now put a salt shaker on top. It holds the weight!

Now put that handful of spaghetti in a pot of boiling water for just three minutes. Take them out and try the same thing again.

Water can’t melt pasta. The spaghetti isn’t melted, but its’ strength has been significantly compromised and the salt shaker will not hold anymore.

So, to sum up….

  • Terrorists suck and need to be express-laned to Valhalla
  • That guy in the video has an awesome shop
  • I need to walk away when people start talking about conspiracy theories

EDIT: There’s also this video from National Geographic. Jump to 3:48 for the short version.