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Green Tea Diet!

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i had the ones straight from the leaves, it works. Look for the Japanese ones. i drink it with 4-5 refills.

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I got one from a Japanese store, it's not the exact "leaves" you think but, the ones I got are roasted, minced green tea leaves. I put boiling water.

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btw the results are amazing i got like a tiny zit thats all in the past 2 days and ive been having 1 big cup of green tea in the afternoon... btw try not to have it late at night... you wont fall asleep with that much caffine

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yes, green tea does wonders. i've been drinking 2 cups a day for the past week and the results are immediate. green tea decreases the synthesis of dht which is a strong form of testosterone partially responsible for acne. a more in depth look at anti-androgens and dht inhibitors can be found here:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=30721

i would also suggest people to include soy foods in their diet and be vegetable lovers.

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Guest Scorpioness
you prolly had green tea bags... you need to have it straight from the leafs and boil them with water

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ive been drinking greentea 1 glass a day in afternoon and it has so much caffine i was wired untill 3am lol DRINK IN THE MORNING!!!

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First of all NEVER put boiling water over green tea if want to have any benefits. If you;ve been doing this and getting results it's eaither in your head, a placebo or somethign else your doing. If you put boiling water over the leaves, you start to cook them and that destroys the beneficial compounds in it very fast(as with any plant really). If anything wait a minute and then you can pour the very hot water over it, just not at that boiling temp. PLus it will taste bitter.

Generally you want to brew green teas at 140-180F(60-90C). The best green teas are to be brewed longer and at lower temps(120F-140). It also varies by different seasons and types but the golden rule is never pour boiling water over it.

ALso bagged teas are crappy quality and come from broken grades. Doesn't matter if it says super great organic or whatever. Unless a loose leaf tea shop does it in house and you can confirm the quality , you'll only be getting a fraction of the benefits of the loose leaf. It's all about profit and unfortunately you can make the most money by adding a bunch of crappy grades of tea together and sell it as premium in a bag. PLus the chopped up tea goes bad faster and most of the stuff on the store shelves have gone stale. The bags also contain a lot of green tea dust, which is really useless and just takes up space inthe bag,

IN short you will get some benefits with bagged tea but nothing compared tot he good stuff. Doesn'tmatter if it helps your acne of not, the astrigent benefits of the tannins and the antioxidant potency of the EGCG and polyphenols are what you should be using the tea for and the loose leaf is loaded with it. If you still don't want to use a diffuser and good tea, just take a capsule, which has more antioxidant powers than the tea(assuming 100% of it is absorbed which is unlikely).

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Guest Scorpioness

Interesting post. I guess you could compare it to "shake" vs. green, sticky bud. Of course I am talking about a different kind of "green tea" here. smile.gif

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i dont understand how u want me to boil it... i just put like 2 teaspoons of leafs then hotwater.. boil it untill bubbling then filter the leaves and drink it????

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Lol I've never heard of someone making tea that way. Anyway, the way to do it is to:

1. Boil water

2. Put green tea in a diffuser(a mesh ball about the size of a golfball or ping pong ball). It's like $3.00 and lasts years.

3. After step 2 the water should be very hot but not boiling, so you then put the difuser in the water for however long you want to. It's personal preference with regards to flavour. 1-3min is the general time. 1-2min for Japanese green tea and 2-3min for Chinese green tea. The longer you let it steep, the more bitter it tastes.

If you don't want ot get a diffuser than just dump the loose leaves in the cup in step 2. The water should be very hot but not boiling. After the leaves have "opened up" or unralvelled you can strain it and drink it.

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Well i just use green tea bags....can somebody post some links as to where i'd buy some green tea LEAFS rather than tea BAGS?.

Also if your from the uk i'd love some uk sites to buy green tea from too smile.gif

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Guest Captain Chaos

Hi Ryan

I think you can get them in tescos, Tetleys do their own green tea, it's in a cylinder shaped container (about 5cm high), it costs about a pound...good luck!

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Guest Captain Chaos

Aye mate, I think the tetleys stuff is leaves....

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