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Lisalea
Sunday, February 18, 2007, 1:41am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I read that green tea is a little bag of mold ??
Anybody ??
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Maybe Lipton...  Just kidding.

It's just the leaves of the same plant used to make black tea, and it's not fermented like black tea, it's only picked and dried, so no chance for mold there.  The same plant is harvested at a younger stage for white tea.  


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Maybe Lipton...  Just kidding.

It's just the leaves of the same plant used to make black tea, and it's not fermented like black tea, it's only picked and dried, so no chance for mold there.  The same plant is harvested at a younger stage for white tea.  



I didn't know that ... TY  


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I read that green tea is a little bag of mold ??


How old was the bag in question?  !

I'm sure that it can go bad just like anything else, but fresh shouldn't be moldy.

Sounds like somebody had an ax to grind...


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yes, what melissa said
and here is some more tea info:
http://www.fda.gov/FDAC/features/296_tea.html
Tho it doesnt mention white tea, it is as Melissa says, the first tea made from the plant.

http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/home.php?cat=25
Have a look at these tea pots, some of them look *funny*

http://www.rishi-tea.com/aboutus.php
Rishi teas



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How old was the bag in question?  !

I'm sure that it can go bad just like anything else, but fresh shouldn't be moldy.

Sounds like somebody had an ax to grind...


hehehe u r funny


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yes, what melissa said
and here is some more tea info:
http://www.fda.gov/FDAC/features/296_tea.html
Tho it doesnt mention white tea, it is as Melissa says, the first tea made from the plant.

http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/home.php?cat=25
Have a look at these tea pots, some of them look *funny*

http://www.rishi-tea.com/aboutus.php
Rishi teas


Grazie cara !!



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Ovviamente anch'io !
Felice di sapere di te; ti leggevo in inglese e non sapevo nulla! Vivi in Italia o all'estero ?
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Ovviamente anch'io !
Felice di sapere di te; ti leggevo in inglese e non sapevo nulla! Vivi in Italia o all'estero ?
Ciao e stammi bene; io sto scappando a dormire perch tardi
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...and hopppp  it goes for fun )
super to understand, also a roman language, similar to french


I thought it was only true about mold for the so called "white tea"...also a green tea but fermented with mold so it could become *white tea*  no

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...also a green tea but fermented with mold so it could become *white tea* ...


'White Tea' is 'Green Tea' that is harvested an especially certain way. There is no mould, the White fluff is what is present on the young leaf buds.

Unless the news has changed this last year - the mould {Aflatoxin} was only an issue for the Black {fermented} Tea. Oolong doesn't count because its not fermented....and some types of Lapsang Sauchong because it is Smoked/Fumed.



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ooo Schlgggeellliii don't tell me something about Lapsang Souchong, one of my super faves
and thanx I think that you are right with your suggs. I thought it was mold but it is not! Because of the white fluff...yup..... sorry .....
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'White Tea' is 'Green Tea' that is harvested an especially certain way. There is no mould, the White fluff is what is present on the young leaf buds.


The white tea I use doesn't have much "fluff" although I have seen varieties that do.

I always thought it was called "white" because when steeped for the recommended amount of time, it doesn't produce much color. So much for my conjectures...




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Lisalea.
anche io lo parlo abbastanza bene ma non lo ho mai imparato.....
sono andata tute le state vicino a Ravenna.......e avevo molti amichi...
ma chi sono quasi 35 ani fa!! un po tropo , no?

lo scrivo male, magari!!


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I buy green tea directly from Japan at this site:

http://www.o-cha.com/

There is tons of information at that site, and a forum where you can ask questions. It's more expensive than the tea we get here, but the difference is like night and day. I stumbled on it by accident, and like finding BTD, it's one of the best things that has ever happened to me.

Here's what Dr D says in the Allergy book about green tea:

"Green tea should be part of every Blood Type O"s allergy-fighting plan. A compound in green tea, epigallocatechin gallate(EGCG), blocks receptors (IgE and histamine) and is involved in the allergic response. Green tea also contains polyphenols, which enhance gastrointestinal health." I have found this statement to be very true.

Here's the page that tells about the owner of 0-cha.com.

http://www.o-cha.com/about.htm#about

o-cha means tea in Japanese. I've also been to a Chinese Tea House in Tucson, which is run by a Chinese Tea Master of 30 years, and have purchased teas from there, which are high quality. I prefer Japanese green tea over Chinese, as the Japanese tea is steam processed and very green, while the Chinese tea is pan-fried. The taste is very different. There is a Chinese fermented green tea called Puerr, which will keep you up for days. . My friend loved it; I was wired and shakey and felt awful.  I think I'll listen to Dr D and just drink my regular green tea, although the O-cha.com is far from regular.

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Lisalea.
anche io lo parlo abbastanza bene ma non lo ho mai imparato.....
sono andata tute le state vicino a Ravenna.......e avevo molti amichi...
ma chi sono quasi 35 ani fa!! un po tropo , no?

lo scrivo male, magari!!



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Non ti preoccupare dai ... lo parli abbastanza bene e poi sei anche cosi gentille, bravissima e generosa con il tuo tempo e hai una bellissima disposizione qui con tutti noi ad aiutarci sempre !!!
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I buy green tea directly from Japan at this site:

http://www.o-cha.com/

There is tons of information at that site, and a forum where you can ask questions. It's more expensive than the tea we get here, but the difference is like night and day. I stumbled on it by accident, and like finding BTD, it's one of the best things that has ever happened to me.

Here's what Dr D says in the Allergy book about green tea:

"Green tea should be part of every Blood Type O"s allergy-fighting plan. A compound in green tea, epigallocatechin gallate(EGCG), blocks receptors (IgE and histamine) and is involved in the allergic response. Green tea also contains polyphenols, which enhance gastrointestinal health." I have found this statement to be very true.

Here's the page that tells about the owner of 0-cha.com.

http://www.o-cha.com/about.htm#about

o-cha means tea in Japanese. I've also been to a Chinese Tea House in Tucson, which is run by a Chinese Tea Master of 30 years, and have purchased teas from there, which are high quality. I prefer Japanese green tea over Chinese, as the Japanese tea is steam processed and very green, while the Chinese tea is pan-fried. The taste is very different. There is a Chinese fermented green tea called Puerr, which will keep you up for days. . My friend loved it; I was wired and shakey and felt awful.  I think I'll listen to Dr D and just drink my regular green tea, although the O-cha.com is far from regular.




Thank-u for that site !!  


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I love tea, but the green tea puts my stomach up side down...
I cannot drink coffee at all since many years, it makes me hill too, and for an italian is very strange.

So black tea is the only think I am not able  to avoid in my diet...help !!!

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Have your tried different kinds of green tea? There are so many different kinds so maybe one would not bother you.

Have you tried rooibos? It is supposed to have some of the same benefits as green tea.


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Yes I did, for rooibos you're right, it's good for my stomach.

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