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What's In Your Green Tea?
    #2310975 - 02/07/04 06:00 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

A tribute to the philosophy of organic, this is an article I found regarding DDT found in green tea and produce.  And unfortunately, just because it's organic doesn't mean it's safe...something to think about.

I don't expect everybody to read the whole article, but here it is for those who want to take a look:

http://www.inthesetimes.com/issue/24/19/whittelsey2419.html

I personally buy organic as much as I can.  Sure, it may cost a little more, but not always.  Plus I agree with the philosophy behind organic.  I feel better when I buy and eat organic, so of course there's some psychology involved as well.  But part of that comes from knowing that I'm supporting sustainable, environmentally and socially responsible methods of producing food, rather than putting my money behind selfish, engineered, pesticide-ridden agribusiness.  I think if people continue to put faith in the goodness and naturalness (word?) of organic, it will continue to grow in popularity and become the norm, as I think it should be, so it will be produced on a higher level and help lower prices to be even more competitive with non-organic crap, so that more people will come out their shells to enjoy it!  Personally, I think the few extra cents per lb. is worth knowing what I'm getting and knowing that it's good.

I won't go on about it anymore, but if anybody else does, feel free to hit me up!  :thumbup:


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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: MrGrib]
    #2311080 - 02/07/04 08:28 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: MrGrib]
    #2311256 - 02/07/04 11:26 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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What's In Your Green Tea?






ginseng, and honey  :grin:


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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: MrGrib]
    #2311386 - 02/07/04 01:14 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Oh damn, good thread. I'm a green tea addict.... in fact I'm about 5 minutes from making myself a mug of it. I've heard about the DDT thing before. I admit it does grind on me a little bit but I really like green tea too much to stop drinking it because of that. Also it's good qualities are too good to dismiss because of that risk. I do choose organic whenever it's available... actually, I'm going to need to buy another box soon since I only have a little non-organic left. I'd like to my my diet entirely organic, and I would if I had a store within walking distance from my house that stocked a lot of it. I make the organic choice, despite the few cents of difference, whenever possible.


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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: ]
    #2312640 - 02/07/04 08:55 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that green tea doesn't have caffeine, it's black tea that does.


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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: Evolving]
    #2312727 - 02/07/04 09:32 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: ]
    #2312897 - 02/07/04 10:33 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Yep, green tea does have a minimal amount of caffeine, but there is a safe way to get rid of virtually all the caffeine so that it's practically as good as no caffeine.  If you're just brewing one cup, all you do steep the tea, and instead of drinking the first cup, POUR THE WATER OUT.  Then re-steep the tea, and the 2nd cup will have as good as no caffeine.  This is because when steeping tea, caffeine is the first chemical released into the water.  So just pour the first cup out, and enjoy the benefits of the flavonoids and polyphenols in the 2nd and 3rd cups!  :tongue2:


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    #2313122 - 02/08/04 12:18 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: MrGrib]
    #2313212 - 02/08/04 01:11 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Yes, MrGribs, that is very true. That is a good method to enjoy green tea without bearing the effects of caffiene.

Me in particular, where I drink teapots full of green tea daily.

However, the thought of a teabag is simply appalling  :noway: :noway: :noway:.


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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: daba]
    #2313359 - 02/08/04 02:09 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

yeah, I don't like teabags anymore, either. Now I'll only use organic, whole loose leaves. Not only is it better quality, but it adds to the culture of the tea drinking.


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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: ]
    #2315550 - 02/08/04 09:55 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'm planning on buying a yerba gourd and a bombilla to drink tea from. Bombillas are cool little metal straws with tiny holes at the end so you can drink loose leaf tea without getting the leaves in your mouth. Its traditionally just for yerba mate but i'll probably do it with green tea as well. I admit, i'm a bit of a tea purist as well. I prefer loose leaf if possible, but if i'm running out the door or just making a single mug a good quality organic tea bag is ok too.


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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: MrGrib]
    #2315809 - 02/08/04 11:03 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

This is completely off topic (caffeine avoidance issues inspired), but does anyone here have any thoughts on refined sugar? I've heard that if you get off it for a month you can feel a huge difference in mental clarity and energy.


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Re: What's In Your Green Tea? [Re: TrueBrode]
    #2316214 - 02/09/04 12:39 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Refined sugar sucks, a teaspoon of it can shut down your immune system for 3 hours at a time. Brutal. I avoid it as much as possible.


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