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Posted on 05/24/2012 6:09:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Also very good in the antioxidant area.
I'm finishing up some I brought back from Cambodia a few weeks ago. Then I begin into Gunpowder green tea I buy in Chinese pharmacies in Ong Pin, Manila's China Town.
I use my voice preaching, teaching, singing, every day, and I also play brass musical instruments. I have found gunpowder green tea very useful help in maintaining my throat, esophagus, and respiratory system.
If you live in the South, watch (especially) tea for oxalate content; otherwise, kidney stones will getcha!
So, the enterprising fellow was Robert Fortune. Well named, considering the fortunes that were made from the Assam tea plants descended from his ‘collection’.
Ha! That is exactly what I thought on almost every page I read his name!
“Gunpowder green tea I buy in Chinese pharmacies “
One can’t find any good tea here in Cleveland’s Chinatown. I gave a Pu erh “Bird’s Nest” to my herbal doc, and he was delighted! I asked at all the stores, but there’s one pharmacy I haven’t been to. Next time I’m downtown, I’ll stop in and see if they carry any.
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It must be available somewhere in larger cities, especially where there are large concentrations of Chinese and/or Japanese.
Check oriental pharmacies where, when you step in, you see wooden bulk containers or wooden drawers built up against the walls.
“It must be available somewhere in larger cities”
I have not found any good tea in Cleveland, although I’ll check the one pharmacy I haven’t been to this Sunday. I asked at all the markets, and the replies were, “No have. They steal.” Chinatown is intermingled with Cleveland’s downtown ghetto. Some of the markets have armed guards!
I get my tea from Generation Tea. Great selection.
A great source of loose tea is Indian/Persian grocery stores. I discovered a brand called “al-Ghazaleen”, 100% Ceylon tea. Awesome stuff.
(And yes, I did a double-take at the name too!!)
Unless you’re the poor put-upon neighbor Elizabeth, in which case you get a beaker...or a sippy-cup.
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