To be sure, I always pair sushi with Jasmine Pearls because the two go very well together. However, now there is even more of a reason to drink tea with fish - especially the larger ones like Tuna and Swordfish. Researchers at the Université de Montréal report that when eating boiled or cooked fish with 250 milliliters of tea or coffee virtually eliminates exposure to mercury.
Tea ingested while eating raw fish reduced exposure by about 50 to 60 percent. The results, published in the journal Environmental Research, surprised researchers. Environmentalists have regulated but not rid the seas of mercury. This research suggests that pregnant women and other sensitive to its effects may once again consider dining on certain fish, such as tuna, which are known to contain potentially harmful concentrations of the heavy metal.
The study focused on tuna, shark and makerel - oily fish that are predatory and concentrate mercury. Frying or boiling fish reduced concentration by about 50 to 60 percent. When fried or boiled AND consumed with tea, it virtually eliminated exposure to mercury.
However, caution is still warranted and more study is needed. This is a gateway study, and this will open the door to further research. But if you pair your fish with tea, this is great news.