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Green tea question.

We all know that green tea is apowerfull antioxydant and a possible fat-burner.

I’m trying to limit/control my caffeine intake and was andering if anyone knows if the decaf green tea has the same properties (I heard the decaf properties messes it up)

one cup of green tea = 30mg caffeine

Bump. Good question. I use decaf sometimes too. Hope I’m still getting the “good stuff”.

Bumping again?

Yeah, I’d like to know this also…


try this: Steep tea with sub boiling water for 30 seconds, pour this water away, and cover again with the heated water. Steep like normal. Supposedly this removes 80% of the caffine, but I doubt this is also true for the antioxidants. Another thing to consider is drinking Rooibos. It is a tea like herb from South Africa. It’s caffine free and full of good anti-oxidants. I like it late a night, and its a good change from tea.

green tea doesnt have that much caffiene in it though does it?

what about herbal teas?

Dark Assasin: Green tea has about 35mg or so of caffeine, depending on the source and brand. Celestial Seasonings green tea supposedly removes the caf. without altering the healthful properties. I would be curious to know if anyone has any lab experience and could tell us if this is actually the case.

As far as herbal teas go, you have to remember that they aren’t made from tea leaves (which or course is what green and black teas are made of) and hence don’t have the same antioxidant benefits. Most herbals are a blend of chickory root, rosehips, orange peel, cinnamon and the like.

Go with Red Tea. Same anti-oxidant properties as Green Tea, though naturally caffeine free.


Red tea? whats the commercial name?


Rooibos is Yummy and good for you.
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You can get decaf green tea with only 5mg caffeine per tea bag.

Eric the question was if the decaf still contains OGCG (the anti-oxydant, fat-burner compound that’s in the tea leaves)

I have heard the decaf process destroys it’s properties (although the person who said it teaches the USDA food pyramid so Im skeptic)

Spanky, yes, sir. I would suggest you use the Yogi brand, if you can find it. There are 1937.5mg of decaffeinated green tea leaf per bag. I wrote the company a while back, and they informed me that each bag was standardized to 22% catechin polyphenols. I’m not sure of the Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) content, but I imagine that it’s the same as caffeinated versions.

Like, goddamn it Sally, sheesh.

This is a forum for serious weightlifters. You just signed up and already you're pestering the forums.

Rule #1: We dont, like, speak like, in an annoying manner, like....like duuuuuhhhhhh...

Rule #2: While we're SURE you're the know-it-all who had to build a separate room just to house all your trophies and accomplishments such as your big mouth, you'll have to realize not everybody needs your 'assumed authority' advice. Please refrain from making unfounded dumb comments in the future (please refer to 'Progress' by Marc McDougal in the Photos forum)

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Bluntly put, everything youve said so far is...how do I put this nicely...annoying and unintelligent. 
 Sally said: 'Ayy one had Acai yet? Heard of it, now it's like profile?'

 For those among us who dont speak 'valley-ese', here's what that means:

HAS ANY one had Acai yet? I've heard of it, and now it's mainstream (or '...and now it's the rule')

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What about camomile? is it an anti oxident?

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That was a good laugh, nice work on the translation, so how bout a truce?

I’will stop with the L word and blow your intellectual knowledge outa the squat rack!
Serious lifters, huh? So because I am playing with cha I don’t know how to lift?
Quite the presumption on your part but understandable.
And I think Tim might just start up a new forum for ya for all us “pesky” New-b’s who post more then once woops, so as to educate us on proper etiquette and to learn “the Rules”
Or hey the fish oil will be named after all!
Or possibly you could become the T-hallway pass monitor and check all us “pesky” New b’s for our reasons to post Darn kids. (pulling the age rank)
Rite your how old there big guy?

As far as the underlying meaning of my post- obviously you struggle to see them,
That’s ok! You done good, good boy, sit.

I guess the same applied to you as I commented to Char
"Kudos’ on your loyalty to the T-crew you deserve acknowledgment of validity, and far more readers (the ones who freak at a tec difficulty) should adopt your gratitude for the knowledge resource they are providing us for free.