Skip to comments.Warning…Your Green Tea Isn’t What You Think It Is
Posted on 10/20/2013 3:04:04 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
The disease-fighting punch of green tea is largely due to its high concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a substance with more antioxidant activity than vitamins C and E and other nutritional heavyweights.
The other side of the green tea story: Even if you are consuming green tea, the truth is that you might not be getting what you pay for.
Some bottled green teas and even green tea supplements contain only trace amounts of EGCG. Meanwhile, the amount of EGCG in other green teabased products can vary by more than 240%. These and other findings, from the scientists at ConsumerLab.com, an independent laboratory that evaluates supplements and other products, show just how important it is to shop wisely for green tea products
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Don’t drink that commercial cr@p! If you like good tea, and very good Green Tea, get it here;
Oh yea, another shill for green tea, so what makes yours so special??????......(hesitant sarc tab)
“another shill for green tea, so what makes yours so special?”
Well,,,, go to the link and read about the company. Personally, I don’t drink Green Tea for it’s supposed health benefits. I drink it because it’s so good tasting! Far better than grocery store commercial junk. If one likes tea, seek out the good stuff. Get a disk of fermented Green Tea, sit back and enjoy. And calling me a “shill” for Green Tea is silly, and insulting!! I hope that wasn’t your intention?
As a side note, what's to say the site you are advocating is any better than the vast majority of internet sites promoting their own green teas......?
I like regular iced tea and tried a bottle of lip tons green tea and was not impression. I would like to try a good one though. But I definitely won’t be trying Lip tons again.
Combination of no glasses and autocorrect. ;-(
i don’t trust any of the “supplement” drinks for having what they say in it. i drink hot brewed green tea not bottled green tea.
I really like jasmine tea, black tea and green tea with dried jasmine flowers in it. Occasionally I’ll have a cup of Earl Grey. But by far my biggest consumption of tea is at a store at the halfway point of a 5 mile walk I take every couple days where I almost always get an Arizona diet green tea with honey iced tea. I hope it’s good stuff.
“As a side note, what’s to say the site you are advocating is any better than the vast majority of internet sites promoting their own green teas......?”
Well,,,, the guy goes to China to select the teas he sells. I’m sure there are other sites that also sell high quality teas. Generation is the one I use. My Chinese friends all love the teas I serve them. I gave my Chinese herb doc a green tea “bird’snest. He loved it! My tea-hating friend, who is a very well-known guitarist, now on a sold-out month-long tour of China, couldn’t stand teas like Lipton, etc.. I made him a mug of organic gunpowder green tea, and now he’s a big fan of good tea. Don’t let the “organic” nomenclature upset you, it just means leaves picked from trees growing in the wild. Really good stuff!
The best tea in the world can be found here:
They have about a hundred different kinds. My favorite is their Christmas tea “Carol” that will be out after Thanksgiving.
If you want enough EGCG to make a difference in your health, forget every product they mention and get some “ceremony grade” Matcha tea powder from Japan. Pricey, but it will add years to your life.
I use green tea extracts in my water. Highly concentrated EGCG. By Nature’s Answer, or sometimes Gaia.
Or you could go to Costco and get their Japanese Matcha a whole lot cheaper.
How many and are you sure you want to live that long?
No one’s blamed Rush and Two if by Tea yet???
I’ve made it to 81 guzzling black coffee for 65 years——go figure.
I noticed they’re featuring rooibos this month, an herb high in antioxidants and flavones. I’ve noticed that if you sweeten it with a little honey - I used creamed honey - it tastes a lot like Juicy Fruit. Really delicious.
Costco sells it very reasonably.
Lipton Diet Green Tea with Mixed Berry is a heck of a lot better for me than the 9-12 Cokes I used to drink every day!
I’m with you in the Gunpower tea. One of my favorites.
Funny thing—— on my first trip to China, the first tea I had (hotel) was from a Lipton Tea bag!!
Green tea consumption ended up being the root cause of my kidney stone formation.
I’m going to save this thread for the links. Thanks guys.
Make me wonder what the lead content is.
I like rice too, but some of them have more aresenic in it than others.
I switch from mostly coffee to mostly tea in the winter.
I hate sites that don’t give you payment options right up front.
Other than that, looks like a good place to buy tea.
And they have PayPal, right up front...among other ways to pay. I like that.
” looks like a good place to buy tea.”
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