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02 Nov 2013 03:36 - 02 Nov 2013 03:37 #123401 by
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Best tasting tea to me is loose leaf green. I want to try pur-eh as well as kenyan purple tea.
I have mainly stopped drinking tea because it lowers testosterone, estrogen, and growth hormone.

EGCG is to blame. Black tea has only micro amounts. Green and white have plenty.
http://www.nature.com/aja/journal/v11/n3/full/aja20092a.html(Testosterone reduction in rat lydig cells)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691502000662(Estrogen inhibition in rats)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X85723625(DHT Reduction in rats)
http://endo.endojournals.org/content/141/3/980.short (Growth Hormone reduction in rats)
I understand it's only in rats, but there are no studies on its impact with humans. This must be the plants self defense mechanism...

Have you guys heard of Jiaogulan tea? It isn't the same plant but it sounds interesting.
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28 Jan 2014 16:59 #135300 by
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28 Jan 2014 17:18 #135302 by steamboat28
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Me, with every green tea I've ever tried:

Everyone around me:

MFW:



I'm still on the lookout for a good one, I've just never found one so far that didn't taste like dirt. Literally.
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28 Jan 2014 17:41 #135308 by
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Try heating the water for the green tea only to 80°C. The taste is much better.

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28 Jan 2014 17:50 #135311 by
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steamboat28 wrote: I'm still on the lookout for a good one, I've just never found one so far that didn't taste like dirt. Literally.


Try Labyrinth Blend: Green Tea with Serene Herbs. I buy it at a place called Jungle Jim's, but I'm sure it can be found elsewhere. It's the best green tea I've come across, and doesn't come out tasting like grass-water.

Adhara wrote: Try heating the water for the green tea only to 80°C. The taste is much better.


I would also agree with this; according to things I've read, green tea is more delicate, and one isn't supposed to use water that is boiling.

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28 Jan 2014 19:30 #135331 by
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Also, avoid over-steeping the leaves. A few minutes depending on the tea.

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28 Jan 2014 19:37 - 28 Jan 2014 19:40 #135335 by
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Teavana is the best store ever, anywhere.
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28 Jan 2014 20:00 #135347 by steamboat28
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Ty wrote: Teavana is the best store ever, anywhere.

After reading a lot of their business practices and drinking some of their tea, I disagree. I buy from Adagio , myself. Great service.

That said, where you get your tea is less important than what your tea does for you.

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28 Jan 2014 20:27 #135353 by
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They have the best tea I've ever tasted. What have you read about their business practices?

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28 Jan 2014 20:55 #135363 by Edan
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Chai tea is my favourite; somehow tastes sweet even without sugar. Love it. Must be made in a teapot though (that goes for all tea... for me anyway).

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