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Posted by: Easy E, Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 2:59am
Green tea is really really awesome!! ;D
Posted by: passionprincess, Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 3:04am; Reply: 1
I love green tea! I found a recipe for green tea kefir ice cream. I am soo excited about that. :D
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 6:17am; Reply: 2
indulge!
Posted by: Amazone I., Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 11:08am; Reply: 3
min. 2 liters a day for me :D.... :o ;D ;D
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 1:00pm; Reply: 4
Yesterday I did it with too much leaves and I felt a little antsy and my night was initially very difficult. It was a little more bitter but this did not deter me  to drink all my tea.
It was a earl grey bergamot indian green darjeling, today sencha also strong but I guess it is lighter in theine !
I drink six-eight cups a day, hot in winter, cold in Summer
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 5:06pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Easy E
Green tea is really really awesome!! ;D


I'll second that emotion (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles/1967)! 8)
My favorite is Gunpowder Green Tea.

Posted by: Easy E, Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 12:55am; Reply: 6
I drank some last night and it rejuvenated me.
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 4:47pm; Reply: 7
Trying to figure out a way to make a matcha green tea latte, no dairy.....but I need to get the matcha powder first.  I had one with dairy (avoid, I know) on my last road trip and it was relaxingly helpful with staying awake for the final hours of driving.  Pretty sure it is the theanine in it that was so good, and the green chlorophyll. :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 6:56pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from passionprincess
I love green tea! I found a recipe for green tea kefir ice cream. I am soo excited about that. :D


Hey, I want this recipe!  

Also, wanted to say that I finally was honest with myself and had support change my SWAMI caffeine sensitivity to "Sensitive".  I quit coffee this past weekend after having had it since my early 20's.  I'm a Mr. Itaru's Green Tea fan!  It is just the amount of perk I need in the morning, and the anti-cancer effects of green tea will be better for me than coffee so this is a win-win for my health.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 7:08pm; Reply: 9
I love my green tea, too, but I have to doctor it up to get it down in the morning as it makes me feel queasy on an empty stomach.  I use a Stash organice green tea with ginger & lemongrass, and I add a squeeze of lime juice and a teaspoon of agave.  Lately, I've been adding some acai powder as well, which gives it a tart/berry earthy flavor.  I wonder how much caffeine is in green tea (I don't drink decaf) compared to a cup of coffee.   ??)  I had no problem whatsover weaning myself off of coffee and getting accustomed to green tea.  I didn't expect that.  I expected caffeine withdrawl headaches, but I didn't have them.  :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 7:14pm; Reply: 10
Coffee has a LOT more caffeine that green tea.  A cup of coffee can have up to 200mg of caffeine depending on the beans, a cup of green tea is only about 50mg of caffeine.  And, you know, I didn't have the withdrawal headaches either.  I think it was because I was already 100% compliant for 3 weeks and my body was already used to taking things away from it.  Week one of the diet had some headaches as I was removing bad foods from my diet.  Had to keep the coffee during that time just to keep sane for a while.  Don't even miss it now.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 7:16pm; Reply: 11
I don't miss it either, Adam, except I do love the smell of it.  :)
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 7:52pm; Reply: 12
one batch of greentea&lemon, one white tea and freshly shnippled ginger slices some nonnie agreed sweets in ... I love this mix and the warm sharpness of the ginger ....(drool)
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 8:11pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from 10384
Coffee has a LOT more caffeine that green tea.  A cup of coffee can have up to 200mg of caffeine depending on the beans, a cup of green tea is only about 50mg of caffeine.


Try making your green tea this way to almost totally reduce the caffeine content.

Steep for 40 seconds and dispose of the brew.
Steep tea leaves again for 3 minutes and drink. :B
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 11:31pm; Reply: 14
I can't drink green tea on an empty stomach. I have a "mocha mate" (yerba mate with cocoa powder, blackstrap molasses, and homemade rice milk) most mornings, and then I have my green tea with or just after eating breakfast.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 11:41pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from DenverFoodie


Try making your green tea this way to almost totally reduce the caffeine content.

Steep for 40 seconds and dispose of the brew.
Steep tea leaves again for 3 minutes and drink. :B


Do you also reduce the benefits (polyphenols, etc.) of green tea by doing that?  I presume not, or you wouldn't do it?
Posted by: 10809 (Guest), Thursday, August 11, 2011, 12:52am; Reply: 16
Slap the bag on your lips after too. Apparently it makes them very soft and will heal dry chapped lips.
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Monday, August 15, 2011, 8:20pm; Reply: 17
I prefer yerba mate.

There is a website devoted to the amazingness of green tea:

http://www.amazing-green-tea.com
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, August 19, 2011, 6:01am; Reply: 18
Quoted from DenverFoodie


Try making your green tea this way to almost totally reduce the caffeine content.

Steep for 40 seconds and dispose of the brew.
Steep tea leaves again for 3 minutes and drink. :B


I used to think that.
But the owner of Tillerman Tea says that's not true.
The only way to have less caffeine is make it weaker.
Posted by: Spazcat, Friday, August 19, 2011, 3:41pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from O in Virginia
  I had no problem whatsover weaning myself off of coffee and getting accustomed to green tea.  I didn't expect that.  I expected caffeine withdrawl headaches, but I didn't have them.  :)


I didn't have a problem either, even before I was drinking the green tea.  Conversely, I never noticed caffeine giving me a boost or keeping me awake.  Guess some of us a truly not caffeine sensitive.

Posted by: Easy E, Saturday, August 20, 2011, 5:04pm; Reply: 20
I find that green tea is much more energizing than coffee.  I get a big rush from coffee and then a crash.  Makes my saliva sour and hot.  Even the high is jittery and not focused, makes me want to walk it off or jump around.   This does not happen with green tea for me.  It is energizing and gives me more focus.  
Posted by: O in Virginia, Saturday, August 20, 2011, 7:29pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Spazcat
I didn't have a problem either, even before I was drinking the green tea.  Conversely, I never noticed caffeine giving me a boost or keeping me awake.  Guess some of us a truly not caffeine sensitive.


I actually think I am a bit caffeine sensitive, but not a lot.  I think I had to get away from coffee to realize it, though.  Back in the days when I drank coffee, ate a lot of sugar, wheat, corn, and other junk, I was always hopped up on junk foods so I didn't notice caffeine sensitivity, it was all in the mix.  I had, and still have, a hard time deciding which box to tick on swami for caffeine sensitivity.  :-/  If I don't get my morning cup of green tea, I miss it later, just like I got a headache in the afternoon if I did not have my morning cup of coffee.  But thinking about it...I don't miss coffee at all.  I make my DH coffee all the time and it never tempts me.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Saturday, August 20, 2011, 7:31pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from Easy E
I find that green tea is much more energizing than coffee.  I get a big rush from coffee and then a crash.  Makes my saliva sour and hot.  Even the high is jittery and not focused, makes me want to walk it off or jump around.   This does not happen with green tea for me.  It is energizing and gives me more focus.  


Yes, that's true!  Green tea is a more stable, gentler energizer.  And it's clean.  I think the post-coffee crash in my case, however, might have had something to do with milk & sugar in my coffee (and often a piece of coffee cake to go with it!).   ;)
Posted by: BloodBtype, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:54am; Reply: 23
As a NewB to this forum I'm currently researching all the health products I already had on my shelf to see if they are compatible to my blood type. That search eventually brought me to this thread.

I'm currently drinking some really great organic matcha and sencha green teas. Both are of the high quality, expensive variety but accordingly very sweet and smooth with a noticable difference in taste
When I say expensive, it's still very much affordable and much cheaper than say the guy(used to be me) who has his daily cup of Starbucks coffee.

I can have two cups of sencha and two matcha shots daily for less than $2 at home and I thoroughly enjoy each experience.One thing about the green teas is that I can drink them straight with no added sugar or cream, which was something I was never able to pull of with coffee.

So far my research on the site has shown that green teas are OK for a B and I was really happy to hear that.Now I need to check out my Chlorella, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, spirulina etc etc and make sure everything is compatible for a B plus, secretor unknown.

Most of the info is somewhere in the archives and one has to dig a little, but hey that's and enjoyable and educational experience.

Cheers!


Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 3:31pm; Reply: 24
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm

The typebase (link above) will help you with some of those items. Anything considered a "food" is listed, although supplements are not in the typebase. Another place to look is in the supplements for sale on this site http://www.4yourtype.com/products.asp?dept=30  Anything that's an ingredient in a product reccomended for your blood type should be OK. There are "type B products" and "good for all types" products, and it's safe to assume that any ingredient in any of those products should be OK for Bs.
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 4:33pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from BloodBtype

So far my research on the site has shown that green teas are OK for a B and I was really happy to hear that.Now I need to check out my Chlorella, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, spirulina etc etc and make sure everything is compatible for a B plus, secretor unknown.


Chlorella is fine for us
Chia and flax are great
Hemp seeds, I'm not sure but I think so
Spirulina is fine, I think.  

The supplements are listed a lot more in the Genotype diets than in the Blood type diets, so that's why I'm a little unclear on hemp and spirulina.

Green tea is awesome for all types!  :)
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 9:07pm; Reply: 26
I am all out, need to get to the store to stock up!
Posted by: Easy E, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 11:31pm; Reply: 27
I started using decaf green tea! Been caffeine free for 2 plus weeks!
Posted by: Susana, Friday, May 11, 2012, 11:32am; Reply: 28
I also like green tea. It prevents me from falling asleep better than coffee; if I have green tea late afternoon I have trouble falling asleep at night whereas, if I have a cup of coffee, I still fall asleep at my regular time.

But I love the immediate effect of coffee consumption  ::).

:K)
Posted by: san j, Saturday, May 12, 2012, 8:46pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from O in Virginia
I love my green tea, too, but I have to doctor it up to get it down in the morning as it makes me feel queasy on an empty stomach.  I use a Stash organice green tea with ginger & lemongrass, and I add a squeeze of lime juice and a teaspoon of agave.  Lately, I've been adding some acai powder as well, which gives it a tart/berry earthy flavor.  I wonder how much caffeine is in green tea (I don't drink decaf) compared to a cup of coffee.   ??)  I had no problem whatsover weaning myself off of coffee and getting accustomed to green tea.  I didn't expect that.  I expected caffeine withdrawl headaches, but I didn't have them.  :)


Stash also makes a green chai you might like.

Posted by: Conor, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 3:31am; Reply: 30
Quoted from Easy E
Green tea is really really awesome!!


A squirt of lemon juice can make green tea five times as awesome (think Dr. Bruce Banner green tea turning into The HULK green tea) ...

Researchers at Purdue University found that adding lemon juice helps more of the unique antioxidants of green tea to stay in the body after digestion. This study compared the effects of different beverage additives on catechins, the naturally occurring antioxidants found in green tea. Mario Ferruzzi, the study's lead author, said that catechins are relatively unstable in a non-acidic environment like the intestines and less than 20-percent often remain after digestion, causing a significant loss of the beneficial catechins in plain green tea. The study determined that pairing lemon juice with green tea has benefits beyond taste enhancement. Plain lemon juice added to green tea increased the maintained catechin levels by more than FIVE times.

The Purdue researchers found that the juice from one-quarter of a medium lemon is all that's needed to really pump up the naturally occurring antioxidants in green tea.
Posted by: passionprincess, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 4:58am; Reply: 31
I love green tea and black coffee. Yet, due to my being estrogen dominant (using progesterone cream to balance it out), I am minimizing my caffeine intake. I only drink coffee on my toughest mornings (if I stayed up the night before or slept less than 3 hours) and green tea if I slept less than 5-6 hours and need to stay awake. Otherwise, I am trying to steer clear of caffeine/green tea until my hormones are balanced again.

I may give decaf green tea a shot since I love the flavor.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 3:36pm; Reply: 32
Very cool Connor. I usually have my green tea with either lemon, lime, or grapefruit juice. Green tea is a genoharmonic combination (extra-healing for me personally according to my SWAMI) with several juices, including lemon, grapefruit, and pineapple. Lime isn't listed but I use it sometimes anyway for variety (especially if limes are cheaper than lemons that week.)

I haven't drunk "naked" green tea since I got my SWAMI. Well, not quite true. Sometimes when I'm out and about, I'll drink plain green tea because it's the only compliant beverage option. But that's after drinking my tea-and-juice earlier in the day.
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