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Is anyone here a green tea lover? If so, why?
Actual steeped tea -no. Never touch the stuff. Don't like the taste of tea or coffee.

But ...
I am a fan of green tea dietary supplements. I take them twice a day, Morning and Afternoon to improve skin and keep up my metabolism.
 

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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!
 

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wow, so green tea have a substantial amount of caffeine in them?
 

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wow, so green tea have a substantial amount of caffeine in them?
No - it didn't mean to give that impression. Green tea has some caffeine because it is tea, and white tea has even less. But I was drinking alot because I had read that to get any real benefit from it you need to drink quite a bit of it. I don't remember exactly the recommended amount, I'd have to re-google it, but I was doing maybe 6-8 cups a day. So it was important for me to find an alternative way to get the antioxidant benefits w/o all that caffeine.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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I love green tea. I drink it all the time I will definitely try the ginger in it next time.
 

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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.
Back up a minute.....what does that oat drink taste like? Is it thick like oatmeal or is it strained?? Sounds like comfort food to me!! mmmmm



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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.
That does sound good - maybe minus the rice (but mom knows best). Is it blended?
 

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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..
It sounds great - I'd maybe add some cinnamon because, you know, they are saying that its good for everything from high blood sugar to intestinal ailments to poor circulation.
 

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It sounds great - I'd maybe add some cinnamon because, you know, they are saying that its good for everything from high blood sugar to intestinal ailments to poor circulation.
Really ... cinnamon?

okay cool - just researched two sites!

I'll post on foods for healthy skin since cinnamon is an antioxidant (isn't everything nowadays?)

Thanks, Mirecka
 

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Really ... cinnamon?
Yeah - a borderline diabetic friend tuned me into this, and then I did some reading on-line and was shocked - it's good for everything it seems. They now sell cinnnamon in various forms in health food stores at a pretty penny. I'd just as soon buy it in the grocery store and sprinkle it on things that I eat and drink anyway. Some folks make up a warm drink using cinnamon and honey. It doesn't dissolve real well, but it's another way of getting it down and it's nice toddy drink in this cold weather.
 

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I asked my mom and it doesn't actually have rice.

I asked her to make me some and this is what I observed.

1. Boil appoximately 2 cups of water.
2. Add a cup of oats (can be as big or at little as you like).
3. Once the stuff is mixed add 1 cup of milk.
4. Boil that stuff together and add 4 tablespoons of sugar.
5. Add ground cinnamon to taste.
6. Keep an eye on it and drink ocne it looks ready.

I know they're vague but my mom's the worst at giving receipies. lol
 
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