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Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 11:21pm
What the consensus on white tea for my fellow B's and/or Nomads  ;)
I've read some good things about it  ;D

Which teas r u drinking on a daily basis ??
I ask this 'cause most of the teas that I purchase always say NOT to use for more than two weeks  ??)
Does this means that they're too strong and should be consumed just once in a while versus every other day ?
Thanks folks  :K) ;D ;) :)
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 11:53pm; Reply: 1
My current favorite is a mix of white tea with green tea.

I use Genmaicha from Mountain Rose Herbals (in bulk) mixed with the silver tips of White Tea, also in bulk.

Love it!

Herb teas may be medicinal in effect, and thus the request to take breaks from them.  Green and white teas are not medicinal.
Posted by: RedLilac, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 1:27am; Reply: 2
I drink either green or white tea every day.
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 3:22am; Reply: 3
I get bored with drinking the same teas all the time  :-/
Right now I alternate between Green tea, Rooibos, Peppermint, Licorice, Chamomille, and Fennel tea ... Oh and I just bought a box of white tea Victoria; looking forward to trying it tomorrow !! ;)

Thanks ladies  :K) ;D ;) :)

What other teas can people recommend ??  ;)
I prefer variety  :P


Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 3:39am; Reply: 4
yerba mate'
rose hips
roasted dandelion root
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 3:39am; Reply: 5
I believe ERFYT has a nice listing of herbs and spices as well as teas for your type.

also GTD has a nice list of spices and beverages appropriate for the different GTs and so do the health series books.....
take a look and make a list to add to your choices.
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 3:47am; Reply: 6
Quoted from Victoria
yerba mate'
rose hips
roasted dandelion root


I'll try the yerba mate and rosehips  ;)

I love Dandelion but that's a medicinal tea and it's NOT recommended on a daily basis hence I drink it once a week or so  ::) :'(

Thanks  Victoria !!  ;D ;) :)

Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 3:49am; Reply: 7
Quoted from Lola
I believe ERFYT has a nice listing of herbs and spices as well as teas for your type.

also GTD has a nice list of spices and beverages appropriate for the different GTs and so do the health series books.....
take a look and make a list to add to your choices.


True ... however, I wanted recommendations ... I'm curious about my fellow B's and Nomads  ;)
Thanks Lola  :K) ;D ;) :)

Posted by: Mrs T O+, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 4:12pm; Reply: 8
I think kukicha is superfood for all types. I doesn't taste that great, but I can drink it. I also noticed that it toned down my appetite! I don't plan to drink it all the time, but it can be part of my repertoire. PT raved about it somewhere on this board!
I also found roobios at work. It tastes close enough to regular (red) tea, but without caffeine! YAY!
Cheers!
Mrs "T"   O+
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 5:03pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Mrs T O+
I think kukicha is superfood for all types. I doesn't taste that great, but I can drink it. I also noticed that it toned down my appetite! I don't plan to drink it all the time, but it can be part of my repertoire. PT raved about it somewhere on this board!
I also found roobios at work. It tastes close enough to regular (red) tea, but without caffeine! YAY!
Cheers!
Mrs "T"   O+


I love Rooibos tea !!
Thank-u Mrs T O+  :K) ;D ;) :)
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 5:12pm; Reply: 10
I just drank a cup of White tea and ENJOYED it !! :P ;D :D

BUT
I  just read that: White tea has more caffeine than other teas !!  :o ::) :-/ :'(
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 6:54pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Lisalea
I just drank a cup of White tea and ENJOYED it !! :P ;D :D

BUT
I  just read that: White tea has more caffeine than other teas !!  :o ::) :-/ :'(


That is not my understanding of white tea, Lisalea.
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 7:53pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Victoria


That is not my understanding of white tea, Lisalea.


I hope u're right Victoria ;)
however,  when I googled: white tea, properties
thats where I found the info ...  :-/

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=white+tea%2C+properties&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

Posted by: Brighid45, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 10:08pm; Reply: 13
I drink a lot of rooibos, both hot and iced. Also peppermint, some black tea, ginger tea, and occasionally plain old lemon tea, which is fresh juice mixed with hot water and a bit of sweetener. It's a refreshing drink and a nice change from herbs.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 10:14pm; Reply: 14
I just bought some yerba mate yesterday. I think I heard Doctor D recommend it for Nomads.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 10:44pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from Lisalea

I hope u're right Victoria ;)
however,  when I googled: white tea, properties
thats where I found the info ...  :-/

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=white+tea%2C+properties&btnG=Google+Search&meta=


One of the sites on your link had this statement:

"Iíve read some claims that white tea has more caffeine than green or black tea, but in fact it has much less. Well, sort of. The caffeine is present in the leaf when it is harvested, so a given mass of leaves from a particular plant will have a given mass of caffeineóand thatís true regardless of how long the leaves are permitted to oxidize. So, ignoring differences between plants and plantations (which can be significant), any tea leaf will have as much caffeine as any other.

The difference is how much of that caffeine makes its way out of the tea leaf and into your cup. Brewed white tea has much less caffeine per cup than brewed green, oolong, or black tea (with increasing levels in that order)ópartly because the leaves are larger, partly because they underwent less mechanical processing, and partly because the water for brewing is cooler."
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 10:47pm; Reply: 16
Here is a quote from a different site on your link:

"White tea has more disease-preventative antioxidants than any other kind of tea, including green. Thatís because itís the most minimally processed, so it retains the highest level of powerful polyphenols. White tea has 10x the antioxidants found in vitamin E and 20x the antioxidants found in vitamin C. Wow! Another advantage: white tea is lower in caffeine than both black and green teas, at only 15 mg per 250 mL cup of white tea compared with 20 mg in green tea and 40 mg in black tea. So if you like to savour a nice, hot cup of tea in the evening, no worries about white keeping you awake. Plus, tooth be told, white tea is far less likely to stain your teeth than drinking coffee or other tea varieties."

Looks pretty appealing to me!   ;D
Posted by: honeybee, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 11:20pm; Reply: 17
halllo all, my fav combos r

white teas & green teas are my staples but I also like;
grey green  
ginger and fennel
ginger, lemon and honey for cold season - havnt needed it!
licorice and peppermint
rosehip with fresh lemon
white tea with rosehips
cocoa and ghee makes a nice tea, I bet carob and ghee would be good too...
dandelion( with honey and cream only occasional ;) )
iced genmai cha tea with fresh lime juice and maple syrup is great in summer (sunny)
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, February 8, 2008, 4:05am; Reply: 18
Quoted from Brighid45
I drink a lot of rooibos, both hot and iced. Also peppermint, some black tea, ginger tea, and occasionally plain old lemon tea, which is fresh juice mixed with hot water and a bit of sweetener. It's a refreshing drink and a nice change from herbs.


Hi Brighid45  ;D
Thanks for sharing ;)
I beleive that Peppermint and Ginger teas should NOT be consumed on a daily basis ... perhaps a couple times per week, that's what I've been doing ...
BUT I may be wrong hence,  if that's the case ... PLEASE correct me somebody with a greater knowledge ;)
Cheers  ;D
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, February 8, 2008, 4:09am; Reply: 19
Quoted from honeybee
halllo all, my fav combos r

white teas & green teas are my staples but I also like;
grey green  
ginger and fennel
ginger, lemon and honey for cold season - havnt needed it!
licorice and peppermint
rosehip with fresh lemon
white tea with rosehips
cocoa and ghee makes a nice tea, I bet carob and ghee would be good too...
dandelion( with honey and cream only occasional ;) )
iced genmai cha tea with fresh lime juice and maple syrup is great in summer (sunny)

U certainly know how to fix ur teas honeybee ... yum !!  ;) :K) ;D :)
I'm having a cup of fennel tea right now as I type this; helps keep me regular  ;) :K)
Posted by: focused, Friday, February 8, 2008, 5:09pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
I just bought some yerba mate yesterday. I think I heard Doctor D recommend it for Nomads.


Yerba Mate is also a diamond for Gatherers. I drink two cups in the morning and really sets the tone for the rest of the day (used to drink coffee in the A.M.).
Posted by: lstreat, Friday, February 8, 2008, 7:50pm; Reply: 21
I am enjoying a cup of Organic Lemon Yerba Mate right now. Very very nice tea, real smooth in taste.  ;)
Posted by: dawgmama, Monday, February 11, 2008, 1:12am; Reply: 22
I had been drinking Yerba Mate' thinking it was a diamond drink for me, but... I got confused. I have 2 hunters, a gatherer and myself a teacher, in my family, and Yerba Mate' is a neutral for me, diamond for the others. :-/ I am going to treat it as an avoid because it makes me sad and overly sensitive. I would get crabby and down on myself when I drank it. It doesn't seem to bother my hunter son though, I make him a cup mixed with chamomile or roobios for breakfast every morning.

Isn't it nice that we all have such a nice variety of teas to drink? It is especially nice on days like today, when it is -4, -32* with wind chill here in Wi. :o
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, February 11, 2008, 1:30am; Reply: 23
Quoted from dawgmama
I had been drinking Yerba Mate' thinking it was a diamond drink for me, but... I got confused. I have 2 hunters, a gatherer and myself a teacher, in my family, and Yerba Mate' is a neutral for me, diamond for the others. :-/ I am going to treat it as an avoid because it makes me sad and overly sensitive. I would get crabby and down on myself when I drank it. It doesn't seem to bother my hunter son though, I make him a cup mixed with chamomile or roobios for breakfast every morning.

Isn't it nice that we all have such a nice variety of teas to drink? It is especially nice on days like today, when it is -4, -32* with wind chill here in Wi. :o

A naturopath told me NOT to drink chamomille on a daily basis ... or any tea for that matter ... u need to rotate everything from foods to teas  ;)
Cheers  ;D
Posted by: dawgmama, Monday, February 11, 2008, 2:19am; Reply: 24
Lisalea, why would chamomille tea be bad daily, because it is similar to daisies? Allergies or something? I like to drink it in the evening, so calming. I do switch things up a lot, so we don't get bored, but if there is medical reason, all the more incentive to try new teas! ;)I even cleaned out one of my "junk" drawers to dedicate to tea. :) I am like a kid in a candy shop at each store I go to, checking out all the varieties.

There is a store nearby called Little India, do you think they would have good teas? Any recommendations? ??)
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