Thread: Green Tea
01-31-2009, 03:59 PM #1
Is anyone here a green tea lover? If so, why?Health is beauty's best friend.
01-31-2009, 04:05 PM #2
01-31-2009, 04:14 PM #3
I love green tea and was drinking several mugs a day for its antioxidant benefits. Then I moved onto white tea, because (they say) it is lower in caffeine and high in antioxidants. And then I moved onto "rooibos" - which is not a tea but an African bush ("red bush" it is caffeine-free and also a great source of antioxidants; it is also high in vitamins (C, E) and minerals (iron, zinc, potassium, calcium).
Right now I have some blueberry rooibos which is delicious. I was becoming concerned about my caffeine intake because (they say) you have to drink quite alot of these teas to get any real benefits. And in this colder weather, I like to have a mug in my hands to keep them warm!
01-31-2009, 04:17 PM #4
wow, so green tea have a substantial amount of caffeine in them?Health is beauty's best friend.
01-31-2009, 04:31 PM #5
01-31-2009, 05:28 PM #6
6-8 cups a day? wow, that's a lot.
I drink about two-three cups everyday, which is probably the most I can take. I like to put two teaspoons of honey in it also.Health is beauty's best friend.
01-31-2009, 05:43 PM #7
Ginger is a nice addition to green tea. You can get the tea already flavored, or add dried ginger to it, or do what I do - get a ginger root from the vegetable section of your grocery store, shave off slivers, and add to your tea while it is steeping. Ginger root is often used as a remedy for sore throats - it has soothing qualities.
01-31-2009, 05:44 PM #8
I'd drink tea if it didn't stain teeth.
01-31-2009, 05:47 PM #9
Yeah - that's a problem. With my obsession for white teeth I should not drink it at all. Which is why I did pick up some green tea capsules last week at the store. Do you drink any warm beverages? I need a substitute for these long, cold winter days.
01-31-2009, 07:03 PM #10
I'm not a fan of warm beverages. I can't say that I like any warm drink at all, except for this one drink that my mom makes which is oats, rice, milk, and sugar....MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..
Oddly enough, I can't drink ice cold protein shakes, taste gross to me.