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The Truth About Green Tea

A Health Powerhouse or Mostly Hype?


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During the summer, I like to keep a pitcher of green tea in the fridge. I brew it by steeping tea bags in cold water (like sun tea without the sun) - saves energy if nothing else. It just takes longer than using hot water. Report
Trader Joe's makes green tea with pomegranate and blueberry. It is in the juice section and it has 0 calories. Delicious. Report
I have been trying to drink more tea, but I am not very successful. My daughter has a hot water dispenser and that helps her increase her tea consumption. Report
I LOVE any green tea. I drink at least 4-6 cups a day and I like to drink it during my dinner as well. Today its Lychee Pear Green Tea...yummy. I love the fact that since Im enjoying it so much its doing wonders for my insides ...thanks !!! Report
I love green and chai teas. Iced in the summertime and hot in cooler weather. I have tried a few brands. My absolute favorite is Good Earth. The green tea has lemon grass added and the Chai Tea has spices (nutmeg, cardamom, ginger root, cloves, etc.) that you can taste. Report
I love gree tea and will be drinking a little more now since I've cut back on coffee. Report
I can't imagine a day without my earl gray tea or green tea. Report
I enjoy green tea as well, but usually iced. Report
I drink about 8 cups of green tea every day because I like the taste and it does not bother my stomach like coffe started to do. I use tea bags while at work but after i tried loose leaf green tea I was spoiled for the taste is so much better than that from the tea bags. I get my loose leaf tea from which has many different varieties to choose form. Report
I LOVE all sorts of teas, from green to black to herbal. I used drink it occasionally but I've started drinking it a lot more often lately, as a replacement for my coffee, a drink w/ dinner or just to curb the appetite or warm me up a little bit.
SWALSH80 -- I personally haven't noticed that effect. Coffee was the one that did it to me and I actually do a lot better now that I've switched. Are you adding anything to the tea? Sweetners or anything that might be affecting you? Report
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? Report
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?? Report
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. Report
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. Report
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! Report

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