Posted 05 October 2004 - 07:40 AM
Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:27 AM
I think it will be just fine. When I drink tea it's either plain or if it's too strong then I'll add xylitol to it. As for fresh lemon juice....I'm sure it won't hurt it once in a while or maybe all the time. Say, do you drink your tea hot or cold?
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:35 AM
I tried xylitol chewing gum (ClÃƒÂ«nDent), and it seemed to cause small pimples to appear. As I understand it, xylitol is a sugar alcohol, which is absorbed by the body gradually in the intestine. I recall reading that it also undergoes fermentation in the gut, so that may cause sugar to be released into the bloodstream. I don't use any sweeteners except fruit juice. Instead of xylitol, you might consider trying stevia, a natural non-caloric sweetener. It's a sweet-tasting herb.
I don't see any other reason why a sweetener would compromise the benefits of green tea. As I understand it, the primary benefits are the phenols which are antioxidants. My own theory as to why water and green tea are so good at treating acne is that they satisfy the thirst without giving you a huge dose of sugar, which you get from a can of soda pop. Even a large glass of fruit juice contains a big dose of sugar, so when I drink fruit juice, it's one ounce of juice and enough seltzer to fill the glass. Very refreshing. The bicarbonate ions in seltzer aid digestion in the duodenum (small intestine), so seltzer is good to drink an hour or two after a meal.
Lemon juice is a good thing to add to green tea. It contains citrus bioflavonoids and citric acid, which are antioxidants. Citric acid also aids digestion and helps alkalinize the blood, so I think it should be called vitamin C2, with ascorbic acid being C1.
Posted 05 October 2004 - 10:17 AM
you casn agree or not with me all you like,but from what i've researched on green tea (ALOT) you aren't suppose to add milk or sugar...so i guess a sugar sweetner is no good!
Just drink it without milk or sugar,what's the big deal...it's a great taste anyway
Posted 05 October 2004 - 01:20 PM
Posted 05 October 2004 - 02:38 PM
I'd say it tastes like cigerettes in hot water...i'm using the chinease green tea myself!
Posted 06 October 2004 - 10:10 AM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 11:58 AM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 01:57 PM
Hey chaos my friend,got myself some chinease green tea leafs now (loose that is)
i use a strainer without tea bags now,the taste is much stronger...plus this way i know i've got 100% green tea and not 60% of it like in twinnings green tea.
Posted 06 October 2004 - 02:23 PM
Real good green tea has a pleasant MILD taste. Of course it turns bitter the longer you brew it and if you put boiling water on it.
The good thing about green tea bought in loose leaf is that you can add infusions to it(they do it at many tea houses beforehand), so you can pick different flavours to your liking. My dad doesn't like green tea so he got some good loose leaf green tea with blueberries in it and he loves the stuff. My mom loves the peach flavoured one(and this is my favorite as well). The infusions don't detratct from the flavour, but add to it in my opinion.
Posted 06 October 2004 - 04:31 PM
So I ordered some off this site because I got desperate:
I ordered the loose Sencha stuff, 500g. The price seems okay to what i'd seen elsewhere. I understand Sencha is the standard Green Tea variety. So if anyone is stuck for finding a shop or whatever locally then maybe give that website a try.
In response to blackbirdbeatle, I agree. I had some supermarket bag version some while ago and it tasted very different to what I now know the taste of green tea to be. It tasted quite strongly.. of something.. I don't know what but it wasn't green tea. The leaves and imported bags taste modrate in comparison to this.
Posted 07 October 2004 - 03:28 PM