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Old 09-29-2011, 12:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Looks like some good info, thanks. And just to be clear, I'm not drinking green tea specifically to lose weight, though it looks like that is a potential side effect.

I'm more interested in it's other health benefits and I (rather grudgingly) admit that I kind of like the taste.

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Old 10-02-2011, 08:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Looks like some good info, thanks. And just to be clear, I'm not drinking green tea specifically to lose weight, though it looks like that is a potential side effect.

I'm more interested in it's other health benefits and I (rather grudgingly) admit that I kind of like the taste.

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Are you brewing your own? I brew my own using a Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Pot. It keeps the temperature low enough to steep, yet keeps the tea from becoming bitter (a common complaint).

I refuse to drink the ready made, bottled kind. They taste disgusting to me.

I just switched brands from Bigelow (organic) to Prince of Peace organic. It's a world of difference! The PoP tea is very delicate and light, not "grassy" nor bitter at all. For anyone who says they don't like green tea, they should try PoP tea. It is so mellow, there is really nothing not to like about it.

As for me, I started out drinking it because I heard it speeds up the metabolism and helps lose belly fat. But there are so many other benefits, now I'm sure I'll be drinking this forever...

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Old 10-02-2011, 08:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I had my first cup of green tea this evening, because my trainer keeps bugging me about it. It wasn't horrible, but it sure wasn't something I really wanted to drink. I used a Splenda packet on it, and that was much better.

Can anyone explain why it's supposed to be so good for you?

Check out Prince of Peace Organic Green Tea. I've reviewed it on Amazon. It really is only a little more flavorful than water. Very smooth, not bitter, and no "grassy" taste. I doubt you'll need to use any Splenda with this brand.

Real green tea is supposed to be very light and delicate tasting. Anything that tastes "grassy" is actually an inferior brand.

I now drink 2 quarts a day in place of water.

If you google reviews for this brand, you'll find a bunch of rave reviews on a health foods website.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:59 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'll have to try some different brands, I just bought the .97 box of tea bags at Wally World, Celestial, perhaps? We have a hot water option in the water cooler at work that is hot enough for tea.

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Old 10-10-2011, 06:50 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I love green tea now but didn't at the start, don't know if people do this but don't leave the bag in for too long. If left in for too long it is horrible, I just squeeze it a couple of times and it is grand. Green tea and cranberry is amazing by the way
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Great tipe, misssmyth17. Yes, steeping for 3-5 minutes is all that any tea needs otherwise it can get bitter. The PoP tea I use now easily withstands the 5 minutes but the Bigelow does not.

Adding cranberry sounds like a great treat, I'll have to try it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Here's how to create a custom food for green tea:

1) Search for 'Dasani'. This will bring up the water which has NO nutrient value. It doesn't even have "hidden" nutrients like Magnesium if you do a recalculate for say 12 bottles of water. Many times trace elements that appear to be 'zero' for a FitDay database food shows up when the quantity is increased.

The reason why you want to customize this product is because it is water, and after you modify it, it will then show up under the custom nutrient tracking category (for water).

Here's what you're custom nutrient tracking may look like. Notice the bottom category is water because I've selected to track my daily amounts:





Here's what you'll see when you search for "Dasani":



2) Change the "bottle" to fluid ounces (fl oz, which is the top choice) and the quantity to 12. Now click "Customize This Food".

Now enter the following values for the green tea as seen in the picture below.

Basically there are only calories, sodium, potassium, and carbs. All small amounts, but the potassium can really add up if you're drinking many ounces per day.

Rename the product to Green Tea and then click "Create this Food".


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Old 11-15-2011, 03:33 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Twinings is good quality tea. My favorite green tea is with Jasmine flavor, one Splenda packet. Also if you have a Teavana store near you they have a great looseleaf Jasmine Oolong that is TO DIE.

If you absolutely cannot get past the taste, they sell Green Tea supplement tablets at most drug stores now.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:42 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I like my green tea mixed with peppermint tea and a sprinkle of cinnamon. This alleviates any bitterness, helps digestion and also boosts the metabolism. And its a very yummy combination.

I only brew it for less than a minute - it really doesn't need any longer than that.
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