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 Post subject: How many of you drink green tea?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:07 am 
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I kept drinking Japanese green tea every day from infancy and I cannot live without it.
I am just interested to know how many of you are drinking green tea for wonderful health benefit.
When I tell my age to people, nobody believes me because I look least 20 years younger than my actual age.
Vegan life style has many wonderful blessing!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:16 am 
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wow, that's cool. i get similar comments about looking young, as does my vegan girlfriend.

oh yeah, i just finished a cup o' green tea. ;-)

i drink it most mornings when i get to work.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:18 am 
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I drink tons of it!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:31 am 
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I drink it sometimes though probably not enough to have any noticeable long term health effects.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:44 am 
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In my opinion, the little known (but by no means under-researched) rooibos (Aspthalus linearis) or Red Tea is superior to Camilla sinensis in its various guises, e.g. oolong, green, black, darjeeling, etc. All green tea is basically, is semi-fermented black tea with 1/3 the caffeine level.

Red tea contains higher levels of antioxidants--including the powerful superoxide-dismutase, vitamins and minerals, contains no caffeine and very low tannin levels (important since tannin in traditional tea inhibits vitamin/mineral absorption). The best thing of all? The taste! More full bodied than green tea that blends exceptionally well with apple juice or white grape juice.

Google rooibos sometime (pronounced "roy-boss"--Afrikaans for "red bush") and discover for yourself what a splendid beverage this truly is.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:53 am 
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I used to work in a Japanese restaurant and drank it all the time then. But I haven't had any in a while

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I drink it every day at least once. My stomach gets a little iffy with some of the brands. Sencha is usually fine though :D .
I drank it for the first time when I was in Japan a few years ago. I got my first zip from a bottle I got from a vending machine. I thought it was grapejuice or something......until I tasted it. It was cold, green tea. It was aweful.But after a few days I learned to love it. When I was in Japan I also had green tea softspread. Interesting :shock: :D

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I sometimes drink green tea although I drink red bush more often, usually before going to bed. I agree with Michael, red bush tastes great and I find it very refreshing.

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I drink ~1.25liters of green tea each day, as roiboos. I alternate between Sencha and Gunpowder. Other herbal teas i drink on occasion.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:57 pm 
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i hate tea :(

I know green tea has many health benefits so i wished I liked it, but i dont like the taste of tea. Actually, I dont like hot beverages in general. I will crave coffee occasionally, and I LOVE the smell of coffee, but I dont need/want to drink coffee daily at all.

Good topic thread Violet! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:56 pm 
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Drink green tea sometimes.

Much prefer roobisch, redbush. Ask Jonathan!! Taste's delicious, very soothing. I can't drink normal black tea any longer, which is what Brit's normally drink.

Michael, Cristian - have you tried some of the flavoured roobisch tea's- vanilla, caramel??

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:25 pm 
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I try to drink at least 1 cup a day, usually more, usually from some concentrate that I have (so I can add it to a bottle of water for a quick green tea).
I also like white tea, rooibos and Yerba Maté.


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i do i do! i find that any tea tastes better when you use better tasting water... so i'm drinking a lot these days


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:48 pm 
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thanks for the info michael ill have to try out rooibos sounds good.

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I used to drink a lot, but now that I'm lifting weights (with the whalins and tannin in green tea), I try not to drink it with meals, so I have it have it only at certain intervals of the day.

My family buys a lot of bottled water though, so I'll take the empty bottles and brew a quart of green tea, squeeze some lemon, ice it, and fill up 4 - 5 bottles and take them to school, now *THAT'S* what I call recycling. :)


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