The US FDA has warned two green tea manufacturers against making unsubstantiated claims.

Makers of Lipton and the Canada Dry have both been rapped on the knuckles.

Consumer products giant Unilever’s Lipton unit splashes the trademarked phrase “Tea Can Do That” liberally on the health sections of its websites. On its Web page titled “Heart Health Research,” Lipton says,

“Four recent studies in people at risk for coronary disease have shown a significant cholesterol lowering effect from tea or tea flavonoids … One of these studies, on post-menopausal women, found that total cholesterol was lowered by 8% after drinking 8 cups of green tea daily for 12 weeks ….” Lipton says with regard to its Green Tea 100% Natural, Naturally Decaffeinated.