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Old 03-28-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Any green tea drinkers out there?
My husband was listening to a radio program listing all the health benifits from this tea. So now he would like to try it, can anybody name some good ones? I think I read somewhere that the japanese green tea is better than the chinese but not posative on that one. We both do not drink tea and don't know alot about it. Thanks Teri
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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I drink alot of green tea. There are huge differences in the taste and quality. my favorite is japanese green tea that is rolled - the tea looks like little pellets that start to slowly unfold and expand in the water. It has the mildest flavor (doesn't get bitter). It is of course also the most expensive...

I also drink standard green tea in tea bags at work, which is the most convenient. I'll bet Bigalow has a decent green tea since their other teas are quite tasty.

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Old 03-28-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:35 PM   #4
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Tazo has delicious green teas that come in individual tea bags.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:37 PM   #5
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It's actually more complicated than "japanese vs chinese" green tea. Every region in China and Japan have different types of green tea! Everybody have different tastes in the matter so you can't really say one is "better" than the other. You have to try different kinds of teas and see what you like! If you know already the kind of taste you prefer and others you want to avoid, I'd say the best would be to go to a tea house, where people could give you advice. Otherwise, you could go with commercial green teas as well.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:42 PM   #6
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I like many of the Tazo. Their english breakfast is awesome! And the green teas too.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:56 PM   #7
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just don't buy the pre-bottled ready to drink stuff like lipton, or arizona, or whatever... the added sugar/ corn syrup additives and preservatives probably cancel out anything good from the tea... (and they taste like C#*P)
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:56 PM   #8
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There is a pre-made green tea with a little mint in it that is excellent. It's not sweatened, and is from Trader Joe's. I don't know if you have Trader Joes's where you live but, if you do it's wonderful, very refreshing.

I drink a lot of tea, brewed only (not out of the spout), and the only thing I ever add is lemon. But this stuff, you don't need to add anything.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:59 PM   #9
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I've been drinking the Lipton Iced Tea To Go with flavenoids. I have only tried the green tea with lemon and love it!

For hot tea I prefer white tea and it's very good for you, too. Stash brand is my favorite..white tea with lemon! I just ordered a catalog..I see they have lots of different teas!

...and uh.. here I am talking about white tea when you asked about green..

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I drink a lot of green tea. My fave is a kind of green tea called genmai (it's a type, not a brand) and it has roasted brown rice in it. It smells almost like popcorn and has a brothy taste to it. The brand I get is imported by a friend of mine directly from Japan. It's lovely.

I also love any kind of Jasmine green tea -- Trader Joe's has some that very nice. I love the aroma of flowers when you take a sip. So soothing!

Here's a link to a tea shop in my area that sells online:

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