I don't know where the ginseng idea comes from, unless it's in some pre-mixed tea blend. Ginseng is a whole 'nuther plant, and is bad news for anyone on blood thinners.
I love the whole gunpowder leaves, which I buy in the bulk foods section at Fred Meyer (aka Kroger). I'll make a strong batch, strain it, and keep it in the fridge, diluting it as I use it. Sometimes I boil up a few slices of fresh ginger, then brew the tea in the ginger water. Ginger is good for upset tummies.
I work at Starbucks, so have gotten hooked on the iced Zen and the Green Ginger teas.
I "cheat" and count my green tea in with my total water count!
- 3/28/2008 1:52:54 PM