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The Benefits of Tea


#1

I see green tea touted for its health benefits all the time, and many people here seem to swear by it. I love drinking green tea, but I also like other teas. Is there any reason not to drink black teas, oolong teas, white teas, etc? I'm a bit of a tea freak (I have over 20 different types of tea in my kitchen), so I don't like the idea of limiting myself to green tea. Does it really make that much of a difference, or am I worrying about the minutia? Thanks.


#2

I drink all kinds of tea all day.My bro in law is a doc.,he says..if its decaf,its about as hard on the kidneys and liver as water.Usually its 3-4 cups o joe in the morning,and then switch to decaf tea the rest of the day.
I would recommend trying every kind of tea you come across.Good stuff.


#3

i mix in plenty of white tea as a change of pace. from everything i've read, it's the most natural variety and it's antioxidant levels are highest. i don't think it has appreciable amounts of ECGC though.


#4

All the teas in general are high in anti ox's etc just that green tea is an exception being unusually high.

Their good stuff.


#5

Tea( all tea! ) is so much better a beverage over anything else(well excluding water! hehe)!