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#1 Old 05-04-2011, 12:08 PM
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I want some comment from your end..
just tell me is green tea is a fashion or treatment for our health..
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#2 Old 05-04-2011, 12:17 PM
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Green tea is amazing and I drink it almost daily.

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There have been a lot of studies that suggest green tea has various health benefits. Drinking a cup or two a day probably wouldn't hurt anyone.

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Neither.
Well, both to an extent, but green tea, at heart, is something more.

People have been drinking tea for millennia. Not for the anti-oxidants, and not for fashion. The culture of green tea holds a prominence in the Far East, especially China and Japan. The Chinese produce a variety of notable and distinguished greens, from Lungjing to Gunpowder to Bi Lou Chun, and Japan has an extremely complex ceremony surrounding the serving of matcha, powdered green tea, which people train for years to master. The appreciation of tea, especially green tea, has significant branches as close to "home" as Korea, and as far as Morocco.

Just because the West is greatly prone to black tea (notably a culture rooted in ancient trading routes) and is finally coming around to Green tea, is doesn't mean it's just a fashionable or health-related thing. Yes, green tea is good for your health, but if you're drinking it only for that sake, or just to seem hip, you're missing the real point of drinking it.
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I'm a tea snob. Personally, I prefer white tea to green. But if I drink green, I prefer matcha. Tea drinking is very ritualistic and traditional in some cultures, and I like to honor that.

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Green tea is delicious. All tea is pretty good for you from what I understand. It has various B-vitamins in it, in itself has virtually no calories, and has a much more reasonable level of caffeine than other beverages.
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comforting also.
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I prefer white to green. but will drink either. i've been doing so for years. nothing to do with fashion...
i like the taste and it keeps my skin healthy. i can tell the difference when i don't drink it for a few days.

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. i can tell the difference when i don't drink it for a few days.

So can I.

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Potential health benefits aside, I drink green and white tea because I love it. I drank it before it became trendy, because I'm cool like that.
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I've never been a huge fan of the taste, but I recently discovered a diet green tea ginger ale, polar brand, that is out of this world. Tastes like heaven. (If heaven had a taste?)

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It's not good for my health. It makes me nauseous and makes my heart race. Plus I think it tastes awful. I prefer other teas.

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Hi,
Green tea definitely is a very healthy drink. They are long been drink by Chinese and are proved to improve a healthy living.Nothing to do with fashion.I like the taste and it keeps my skin healthy.I think this is one thing that made them lived longer.

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If green tea isn't steeped just right it gives me stomach upset. I do love matcha in soymilk, and fruit smoothies!
Rooibos rules for me, you can let it steep, and it's caffeine free, and doesn't interfere with iron absorbtion.

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I drink green or black tea, I really like tea.
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I love green tea, especially with mint or lemon - but I love it for the taste. At the end of the day, most edible substances have things that are good for you - even chocolate! In my oppinion its much healthier to eat a varied balanced diet than worry about drinking a specific drink, or eating a specific berry, or getting enough of one nutrieint - or whatever.

I find generally warm drinks are very comforting I love curling up with a cup of herbal or green tea/coffee/warm squash/hot chocolatge on the sofa, it's like a hug in a mug!
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I like green tea a lot, especially this one I've tried with pomegranate, but I find myself drinking Yogi Tea much more.
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I drink green or black tea, I really like tea.

Me too! Both green and black tea have similar levels of antioxidants, they just have different ones, so it's good to drink both. I normally drink black during the day and green in the evenings (less caffeine).
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Just curious...what's up with the screen names in your signatures?

Turns out there were a lot of spammers in this thread. I'm letting the post stay though, rather than delete the whole thread and discussion of green tea.
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I'd marry the Green Tea Sensation from Robeks if I could. I should probably try to make it myself instead of paying $6 each time.


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I love green tea, especially with mint or lemon - but I love it for the taste. At the end of the day, most edible substances have things that are good for you - even chocolate! In my oppinion its much healthier to eat a varied balanced diet than worry about drinking a specific drink, or eating a specific berry, or getting enough of one nutrieint - or whatever.

I find generally warm drinks are very comforting I love curling up with a cup of herbal or green tea/coffee/warm squash/hot chocolatge on the sofa, it's like a hug in a mug!

Can you explain warm squash?

I also love Yogi Teas.

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Can you explain warm squash?

I also love Yogi Teas.

Well it's squash... but warm! You probally don't call it squash in the US... like ribena? Here I found a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squash_(drink)
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^I've seen nothing like that in the U.S.! Sounds good.
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^I've seen nothing like that in the U.S.! Sounds good.

I've always wondered about the squash thing also. I don't know how I feel about it as far as it sounding good or repulsive. I have recently become at peace with fruity teas (we didn't get along so well early on in our relationship) but I'm still getting a mental image in my head that hot squash = hot orange juice
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What is the fashion in using GREEN tea ?
I have not seen people adopting it as a fashion.

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What is the fashion in using GREEN tea ?
I have not seen people adopting it as a fashion.

Read the whole thread.

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Rooibos rules for me, you can let it steep, and it's caffeine free, and doesn't interfere with iron absorbtion.

Certain teas can interfere with iron absorption?! I did not know this time I did some research, I think!! I drink a lot of tea...

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Certain teas can interfere with iron absorption?! I did not know this time I did some research, I think!! I drink a lot of tea...

Yup. I was just looking up "iron deficiency" because I think I might be anemic, and the website said the same thing. Crazy stuff.

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