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The Truth about Green Tea

A Health Powerhouse or Mostly Hype?

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  • Has anyone else had a problem with green tea's "cleansing effect"? It happens to me every time I drink green tea. Does it eventually stop after drinking the tea for a while? - 9/17/2009 2:00:11 PM
  • I recently tried Tetley Mango Passionfruit Acai Green Tea and loved it.
    I usually brew the loose bag type green tea (the tea leaves are not crushed like the Tetley) and was wondering...Does anyone know if the antioxidant value is higher in one than other?? - 9/1/2009 7:28:11 AM
  • BOOKLADY1947
    I also drink lots of green tea. When I drink it hot, it's brewed as is, but I found 1 mint tea bag with the green makes a terrific iced. - 8/12/2009 3:10:19 PM
  • I too have taken to drinking at least 2 16 ounce glasses of white tea a day. I don't know if it's true about it raising the metabolism, but I do know while on vacation and eating things I don't normally eat - I DID NOT gain weight.
    I've been plopping a bag in my water bottle to flavor the water through out the day and take in some of the benefits. - 8/11/2009 9:22:32 PM
  • I love green tea! Well tea in general :] I've discovered more recently it also suppresses my appetite a bit. Sometimes when I get hungry at night, instead of reaching for a late night snack, I just heat up some water in the microwave and pop a tea bag in! - 8/7/2009 2:51:50 PM
  • I have been drinking green tea for years. It is the only tea that I can drink unsweetened. A cup of hot green tea in the evening relaxes me for bedtime. - 6/5/2009 1:12:07 PM
  • there are so many green teas out there, does it still do you good to use stash brand or any other? - 5/18/2009 4:32:59 PM
  • CANDIANA
    I always drink some oolong/green tea w/every meal like my grandparents. they lived til 90s despite lifelong smoking. they always said that tea is better than any medicine or health food. - 5/17/2009 2:12:14 PM
  • I have drank tea every day since childhood brewed fresh no sweetener no lemon. For about the past ten years I have drank green tea in the same manner. At first I thought the taste was weak so I brewed it stronger and it then gets bitter. Finally, I used one regular tea bag and about 5 green tea bags to make my tea and it seems to work great. I now just drink either green or black oblong. - 3/4/2009 12:27:13 PM
  • DEBWILBORN35
    I have recently traded my morning cup of coffee with a morning cup of green tea. I drink it straight - no added sweeteners. I like the slight bitter taste at the end. - 2/10/2009 12:18:52 PM
  • My favourite is rooibos with vanilla!!! - 2/2/2009 10:37:37 AM
  • AISLYNG144
    I have a great store by me, Teavana. It sells some of the highest quality teas available. They are loose teas, organic, and they carry (in order of least caffeinated) white tea, green tea, herbal tea, oolong tea, red tea, black tea, and matte. Green tea is hailed for its numerous health benefits, but even healthier than green tea is white tea! It has less caffeine more antioxidants and more added benefits. On the negative side white tea is more expensive due to its superior quality. I am a white tea addict. I have at least 2 glasses per day with a teaspoon of white honey, it really helps me unwind and relax. You can visit Teavana online. You may find it a fun healthy and peace inducing ritual. - 12/27/2008 5:58:33 PM
  • I LOVE TEA!!! I fancy a good green every now and then, but I am addicted to RED and herbal teas. It is soooo calming and wonderful! - 12/27/2008 5:11:30 PM
  • I love green tea, but do you get the same benefit from all green tea that are sold in stores. It seen like everything has green tea in it, there is the bottle green tea, all types of green tea bags, instant green tea. I have drinked the real green tea when I was in Japan and it really does works wonders, but the green tea I drink here do not measure up. - 12/27/2008 4:51:42 PM
  • I like to make a 3 cup pot of green tea in the morning. I drink a cup of it hot with half of an orange juiced into it... and then later that day at some point I add it as the liquid for my fruit smoothies.

    MMmmmmmmm.... - 12/27/2008 4:30:25 PM

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