(FOX 5 DC) - You might want to let that cup of tea cool down a bit.
According to a report from the American Cancer Society, drinking extremely hot tea can increase your risk of esophageal cancer.
Esophageal cancer is said to be caused by repeated damage to your esophagus: often from smoke, alcohol, and now piping hot beverages!
People who prefer their afternoon tea to be more than 140 degrees increase their risk by 90 percent!
Doctors have an easy tip on what to do before diving into your steaming cup-- let it cool.