Who drinks green tea?

topic posted Mon, January 2, 2012 - 4:29 PM by  dirk, Tagged
I started drinking several cups of hot green tea daily, or several glasses of iced green tea daily, last fall, before I had heart surgery.

I seem to have healed faster this time, and my metabolic panels are consistently within the normal range. Also, I am less hungry and consequently eat less, and feel like exercising more.

I'm sure it's not only the green tea, but I've read so many good things about it.

Anyone else a fan?
  • Re: Who drinks green tea?

    Mon, January 2, 2012 - 4:42 PM
    Huge fan of all forms of tea. I drink more black and oolong than green, but I love a nice, bright Dragon Well, or a toasty Genmai Cha every now and then. I drink tea every day, but I've been doing it for 30-ish years, so I don't know if it has affected my health. Be nice if it were, though, since I'm going to do it anyhow : ).
  • Re: Who drinks green tea?

    Tue, January 3, 2012 - 2:20 PM
    I actually took a class from my Tai Chi instructor about the benefits of tea. Yes, green tea can do all that.

    I used to drink more tea than I have lately. I tend toward herbs in the winter, for fighting off colds and whatnot. I tend towards teas in the summer, mostly to warm me up at work since I sit under the air conditioner vent.

    Look into what variety of tea you're drinking, and find out what kinds of goodies it's got in it. Then tell us!
  • Re: Who drinks green tea?

    Tue, January 3, 2012 - 3:50 PM
    . i drink fruit teas from wally world .® more variety to the box $2.28 here in Hawai'i i prefer black Ceylon tea . ONe can make tea out of just about any thing . Ginger , lime leaves , other citrus , etc.
    ~ happy year of the dragon ~
    • Re: Who drinks green tea?

      Thu, January 5, 2012 - 9:54 AM

      Tea..?...! Love it all forms Marriage Fere, PlantAsia and La Tisaniere is an everyday staple along with the traditional Korean green tea with brown rice. Can't drink coffee and certain cheaper teas, filled with filler will hurt my guts so, I enjoy the good stuff. I am about to try some camomile tea, that has been picked from our land which grows wild on the mountain here.
  • Re: Who drinks green tea?

    Fri, January 20, 2012 - 6:02 AM
    I LOVE green tea; been drinking it for 4 years or so.
    I've been feeling those things lately, I have more resistance at running, and I eat less when I drink it.
    When I'm studying, and I'm so lazy I don't want to cook anything, I have some fruit and some green tea: all settled.
    • Re: Who drinks green tea?

      Sat, January 21, 2012 - 9:28 AM
      Green tea is great after a really brutal workout, and it does seem to cut my appetite down as well. But, do not drink it as often as I like because it seems to really upset my gut... I never thought it might be the fillers! Anyone have a favorite brand they prefer without fillers? I am drinking Good Earth Green tea with Ginseng, sweetened with stevia.

      Owned, what brand do you drink?
  • Mo
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    Re: Who drinks green tea?

    Mon, January 23, 2012 - 7:04 PM
    I love moroccan-style green tea with fresh mint leaves in summer, or organic dried peppermint / peppermint tea in the winter. Delicious with or without sweetener. Very refreshing as a cold beverage, too!
  • Mo
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    Re: Who drinks green tea?

    Mon, January 23, 2012 - 7:09 PM
    By the way - I just discovered the most amazing tea - "Milk Oolong". It's a green oolong with an amazing rich, creamy, almost buttery flavor that is completely natural and inherent to the leaf (not added). It's really expensive so I just bought two ounces and keep it for special occasions. But wow. Check it out if you have a chance.
  • Re: Who drinks green tea?

    Thu, February 16, 2012 - 10:48 PM
    My 'iced green tea for lazy me' method

    brew it in the coffee maker (12 cup)

    remove the bags and leave it out to cool

    pour in into a pitcher that's 1/3 full with cold water

    put it in the fridge and drink it constantly

    ***Green tea actually makes me hungry which is awesome because my metabolism is like a snail and if I don't get hungry, I don't eat and that makes it worse
    • Re: Who drinks green tea?

      Fri, February 17, 2012 - 7:50 PM
      This coming payday going to the Asian market that carries Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and other Southeast Asian products. Currently I'm drinking a generic store brand -- and I'm sure it's full of filler, now that that's been mentioned! Dang it. I hadn't thought of that.

      I know several of the clerks at the Asian market, and I'll ask them to translate for me -- they have more varieties and brands that I can think of. No more generic store crap.
      • Re: Who drinks green tea?

        Sat, February 18, 2012 - 5:02 AM

        Hey does anyone know of a good brand for Vietnamese Ice Tea??????

        • Re: Who drinks green tea?

          Sun, February 19, 2012 - 12:20 PM
          yes !
          the land of milk and honey
          u s a
          i purchase the constant comment brand fruit teas from wally world here in Hawai'i for ≠US$2.88 a carton
          for black tea i get mine from Ceylon ( Sri Lanka )
          ∞ h t h Ω
          • Re: Who drinks green tea?

            Fri, June 8, 2012 - 8:53 AM
            I seen in the health food store the other day green tea extract; it in a glass vial with a dropper. I would assume it has the same benefits as green tea... was thinking about buying it, so that if I don't feel like drinking green tea that day I could just maybe put a few drops into whatever I am drinking? Anyone done this? Does it have flavor?
            • Re: Who drinks green tea?

              Fri, June 8, 2012 - 1:16 PM
              Girl, 10:10 am ish 12.08.07
              Probably a bad assumprion . Presume in stead One can make tea out of just about n e thing
              Black ( Ceylon, Columbo - an island near India )
              Green ( far east - Japan )
              Red ( apple cinnamon )
              Yellow ( dandilion ) fiddle heads , etc
              You can buy most fruit teas at Wal-Mart® in packets US$2,88 an assortment . Use honey and milk in black and green , just honey in others
              We are LA-Z after all :) h t h /s Dr. Dosh

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