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Re: The tea thread.

Postby christianrock » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:28 pm

Oh in that case I totally believe them!!!

Especially if they came in powerpoint format with background music.
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby selfinflikted » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:34 pm

I have heard repeatedly about how good for you green tea is. I doubt some of the properties attributed (I like to pretend I stay abreast of science in general) but I think some of the things are probably true. The part about destroying viruses, I highly doubt, though.
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:09 pm

Is it weird that I'm starting to like the iced tea from McDonalds? :idk:
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby selfinflikted » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:11 pm

Yes.
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:14 pm

:cry: My shame is deep.
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby selfinflikted » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:33 pm

So are your FILTHY LIES.

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Re: The tea thread.

Postby soundwave106 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:37 pm

selfinflikted wrote:I have heard repeatedly about how good for you green tea is. I doubt some of the properties attributed (I like to pretend I stay abreast of science in general) but I think some of the things are probably true. The part about destroying viruses, I highly doubt, though.


Green tea contains antioxidants (catechins) like most tea, which is Good For You (TM), supposedly. And it does increase metabolism by a couple percentage points. Destroying viruses, however, is quite exaggerated.

You know what *does* destroy viruses? Ethanol. :drink:
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby BonsoWonderDog » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:43 pm

NO wonder I never used to get sick.
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:14 am

soundwave106 wrote:You know what *does* destroy viruses? Ethanol. :drink:


And small engines. :freak:
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby Plink Floyd » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:59 am

soundwave106 wrote:You know what *does* destroy viruses? Ethanol. :drink:

Bleach is far more effective.

But not nearly as tasty.
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby christianrock » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:04 pm

For destroying viruses, I use Propolis. It kills warts, for example, which are a virus. It's particularly effective against bacteria, it's what I used to heal the chronic sinus infection I had for years, that antibiotics couldn't drive away. True story.
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby selfinflikted » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:28 am

Ugh. I have seasonal allergies which leads to chronic sinus infections. Perhats I will give that a try next time.
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby Veracohr » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:51 pm

I get these jars of loose-leaf green tea from an Asian store. I don't know the brand off the top of my head but it's Japanese and they have a few different varieties. Some are better than others. I also like Celestial Seasoning's Tension Tamer (herbal). Sometimes I have iced tea, but usually only the sweet and flavored kind. I don't like plain, cold black tea. Plain, hot black tea is fine, but I prefer green.
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby christianrock » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:42 pm

So the beer thread is going strong. But these days, my treat is still tea.

My chocolate mint plants really blossomed this year. That, along with some lemongrass leaves, to flavor some green tea, can be quite good.

Is it tea time yet?
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby selfinflikted » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:48 pm

I wouldn't mind a glass of standard iced black tea, sweetened to perfection, of course. I don't drink any other kinds of teas, but you guys seem to have a thumb down on some pretty fancy-schmancy types.

If you were to suggest a tea to someone who's only ever drank southern sweet tea, what would you suggest?
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby christianrock » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:11 pm

Green tea with Jasmine. I'd start with that. Hopefully you have an asian store around - that's where you find it, and it's pretty cheap. Sweeten with whatever you like.
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby selfinflikted » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:17 pm

We do have many Asian stores around, but I already know I don't like green tea. :(
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby christianrock » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:24 pm

Then I'd try some Earl Grey tea (it's black tea with bergamote, quite popular in England).

Also, I'd give flavored green tea a try. It's quite different from regular green tea. You can't even taste the green tea, it's there just to provide a "foundation".
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby selfinflikted » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:42 pm

christianrock wrote:Then I'd try some Earl Grey tea (it's black tea with bergamote, quite popular in England).

Also, I'd give flavored green tea a try. It's quite different from regular green tea. You can't even taste the green tea, it's there just to provide a "foundation".


I will try Earl Grey. I've heard that name mentioned many, many times, but have never tried it. Thanks for the suggestion! If I get time to *actually* grocery shop this weekend (we're closing Friday and moving stuff from then until TBA), I'll pick some up! :thu:
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Re: The tea thread.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:14 pm

Mmmmm, tea. I especially like the di'Et p'psi variety. Ice cold, that's the ticket.
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