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#1 73h_6r347_0n3

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Posted March 26 2012 - 08:39 AM

I love Tea, I usually have black or Green tea but i love to make my own herbal teas, my favorite is a mix of Valerian root and camomile, i use for sleepy time works great.

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Posted March 26 2012 - 08:40 AM

WOOOOOO nother tea lover here mate O: if anyone hasnt tried white tea then youre seriously missing out on the best thing ever! once you try it itll be the only tea you ever drink again!

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Posted March 26 2012 - 09:15 AM

i've tried white,black,green, and red tea. not so big into herbal teas. you could even try tea w/ kava root in it. kava tastes like dirt but it makes you super relaxed. my personall fave is still green tea, sometimes lemon tea(black w/ lemon).

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Posted March 26 2012 - 11:19 AM

recently i have been trying out of the norm teas, such as, damiana, boldo (which made me have too pee all day, probably great for system cleansing) my long lasting favorite is still Mediterranean sage.

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Posted March 26 2012 - 12:08 PM

my wife drink everytime she eat breakfast dinner etc . always . EVEN IN SUMMER . HOT BLACK TEA. she is russian .

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Posted March 28 2012 - 05:02 PM

my favorite is a mix of Valerian root and camomile, i use for sleepy time works great.


Awww yeah. Good call! I love tea; black or oolong in the morning and herbal at night, I'll drink pretty much any variety during the day though. :2thumbsup:
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Posted March 28 2012 - 05:10 PM

I'm a bit of a tea snob. I buy through Adagio teas and I tend towards green or oolong. Ti Kuan Yin and Gunpowder tea are my two favorites. I don't usually like black teas, but the closest I come is Earl Grey tea. Adagio has a lovely Earl Grey.

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Posted March 28 2012 - 05:27 PM

I buy through Adagio teas

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sweet site !
the master teas are awesome, i want to try the yunnan golden curls so bad :D

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Posted March 28 2012 - 05:55 PM

sweet site !
the master teas are awesome, i want to try the yunnan golden curls so bad :D


Haven't had Golden Curls.
I've had the Yunnan Noir. It has a very earthy tobacco doughy taste. Not bad for a black tea. Definitely one of my favorites.

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Posted March 28 2012 - 05:57 PM

I like fennel tea

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Posted March 28 2012 - 06:03 PM

I like herbal tea. I'm lazy so I usually buy blends but I have a good herb garden this year so I think ill make my own tea soon.

I usually stay sick in the winter but this year I've been drinking 2 cups of green tea a day and I haven't gotten sick at all.

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Posted March 29 2012 - 05:38 PM

i like green tea, english breakfast tea, chamomile tea, and peach tea...

#13 73h_6r347_0n3

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Posted March 29 2012 - 06:13 PM

Ti Kuan Yin and Gunpowder tea are my two favorites.
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love the Gunpowder tea, haven't had it for a coulpe years though, got to go get it now. lol:2thumbsup:

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Posted March 29 2012 - 06:33 PM

I'm a tea lover, all sorts of tea, until lately an article i read said all the antioxidant stuff they go on with is not a reality and it has high levels of flouride. Concerning levels of the toxic stuff. Can't remember where i read it sorry. Im more into the herbals now. Spearmint and chamomile is delicious.

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Posted March 29 2012 - 07:00 PM

and it has high levels of flouride.


Indeed it does. Camellia sinensis (the tea shrub) has the highest naturally occurring concentration of fluoride of any food source -- so it's tough as hell on your thyroid, for starters, and can cause all kinds of painful, debilitating skeletal problems, too.

Before I gave up on tea because my thyroid's in bad shape, my favorite every day tea was Yin Gau Mei, AKA Silver Fish Hook Eyebrow. I really hated giving it up. I've always been big on herb teas and am also an amateur medical herbalist so always have a lot of stuff on hand with which to make teas, but I miss the hell out of my Yin Gau Mei.

I've often thought that I could buy some and just have a cup occasionally, but I just don't have that kind of willpower.

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Posted March 29 2012 - 07:05 PM

Never forget, though. The difference between a cure and a poison is almost always dosage. Fluoride is also in some tap water.
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Posted March 29 2012 - 07:50 PM

Never forget, though. The difference between a cure and a poison is almost always dosage.


But fluoride is not a cure for anything, so the difference between fluoride and a poison is nil. In fact, when it comes to childhood cavity prevention (which is the sole reason for dumping the toxic shit into our drinking water) iodine is a far superior cure. And, unlike sodium fluoride, iodine also prevents cavities in adult teeth. In older people, where fluoride causes brittle bones, iodine causes stronger, more break-resistant bones. Further, sodium fluoride is implicated in atherosclerosis, while iodine is preventive of it.

Fluoride serves no vital purpose in the human body, where it is a toxin. Iodine, on the other hand, serves many purposes in the human body where it is an essential nutrient.

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Posted March 29 2012 - 08:29 PM

But fluoride is not a cure for anything, so the difference between fluoride and a poison is nil. In fact, when it comes to childhood cavity prevention (which is the sole reason for dumping the toxic shit into our drinking water) iodine is a far superior cure. And, unlike sodium fluoride, iodine also prevents cavities in adult teeth. In older people, where iodine causes brittle bones, iodine causes stronger, more break-resistant bones. Further, sodium fluoride is implicated in atherosclerosis, while iodine is preventive of it.

Fluoride serves no vital purpose in the human body, where it is a toxin. Iodine, on the other hand, serves many purposes in the human body where it is an essential nutrient.


I don't recall, and honestly I believe it would protrude from my memory like a human finger sticking out of my KFC mashed-potatoes, there being any definitive literature supporting the massive horrible holocaust-esque deaths imminently caused to the daily consumption of tea.

One would think as well, after about two-thousand years of drinking this, the most famously popular beverage in the world, there would be significant findings of it as a threat.

Especially since the little fluoride that isn't stored in the bones and teeth(which frankly has to coincide with specific metabolic functions as well as being rare in occurence) is excreted.

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Posted March 29 2012 - 09:51 PM

I don't recall, and honestly I believe it would protrude from my memory like a human finger sticking out of my KFC mashed-potatoes, there being any definitive literature supporting the massive horrible holocaust-esque deaths imminently caused to the daily consumption of tea.


I don't recall stating that drinking tea was going to lead to the extinction of our species. :)

There's plenty of literature about the detrimental effects of fluoride (fluorosis), that Camellia sinensis is the food source with the greatest concentrations of it, and documenting an increase in that concentration in Camellia sinensis in the last couple of decades. The WHO reports that fluorosis is a problem in many parts of India and other Asian nations, parts of Africa, and parts of the Middle East. Most often it's mild, but in some parts of the world it's more commonly debilitating, especially in children. And there's no cure for it, though affected people who then take care to avoid fluoride do improve somewhat.

Probably quite a lot more than you want to know about fluoride can be obtained here from an unbiased source, the International Programme on Chemical Safety's INCHEM site.

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Posted March 29 2012 - 10:20 PM

[quote name='HeathenHippie']I don't recall stating that drinking tea was going to lead to the extinction of our species. :)

There's plenty of literature about the detrimental effects of fluoride (fluorosis), that Camellia sinensis is the food source with the greatest concentrations of it, and documenting an increase in that concentration in Camellia sinensis in the last couple of decades. The WHO reports that fluorosis is a problem in many parts of India and other Asian nations, parts of Africa, and parts of the Middle East. Most often it's mild, but in some parts of the world it's more commonly debilitating, especially in children. And there's no cure for it, though affected people who then take care to avoid fluoride do improve somewhat.

Probably quite a lot more than you want to know about fluoride can be obtained here from an unbiased source, the International Programme on Chemical Safety's INCHEM site.[/quote]

Most of this I know, being a Horticulture Major. As for the toxicity of fluoride and the complications caused by it, I would like to remind everyone it is also comparatively easier to OD on Vitamins, which are essential nutrients for existing as a human being rather than tea, even with its deadly "toxins." Once again, I repeat that dosage is indeed the difference between a poison and a cure.

[quote name='http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Fluoride_in_Tea.php']The discovery of fluoride in tea stemmed from a woman diagnosed with skeletal fluorosis in 1998 by Dr. Michael P. Whyte [4], a bone specialist at Washington University...The 52 year-old drank huge amounts of tea, one to two gallons of double-strength instant tea every day of her adult life. [/quote]


THAT, is what is known as perspective. If one were to drink that much of anything, you would, of course, become physically ill.


Also I would like to point out that health is the single most uncertain science in Human existence, with the possible exception of, say, Paranormal studies. There are a dozen fads in Health. Is coffee good for you, or milk, or chocolate, or vitamins? Every single Yahoo article or University study seems to change the majority opinion on health and why not? These staggering number of studies published about Health do not reflect our knowledge of the subject, but rather our uncertainty. When Health is involved there is a justifiable panic and concern. Even this discussion is a paragon of mortal dread, fearing that we may actually be relying on something that is doing us bodily harm. Surely there are no people out there to make use of this information in an ethically dishonest way, simply publishing papers based on surface facts and premature study-work?

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Posted March 30 2012 - 10:45 AM

I apologize if my words have offended you, Black_Books, as it was not my intent. I don't understand your hostility, or why you would imply that I, one unknown to you, am stunningly ignorant and/or lacking perspective. The claims I have made are easily verifiable with current information from reputable, unbiased sources, and I did not exaggerate those claims in order to start or continue an argument.

Have a happy day.

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Posted March 30 2012 - 10:50 AM

I apologize if my words have offended you, Black_Books, as it was not my intent. I don't understand your hostility, or why you would imply that I, one unknown to you, am stunningly ignorant and/or lacking perspective. The claims I have made are easily verifiable with current information from reputable, unbiased sources, and I did not exaggerate those claims in order to start or continue an argument.

Have a happy day.


You haven't offended me over tea. lol I was just stretching my debate skills, to be honest. Actually learned quite a bit. If you noticed in my post I didn't address you, merely your statements. I was speaking generally to the forum as a whole in my post above:

I would like to remind everyone...



...and do not/did not, in fact, accuse you of a lack of perspective or insinuate you as stunningly ignorant. Although the KFC thing was a bit drastic and silly, I admit(was typing under the influence).

I do apologize for making you feel uncomfortable or attacked.


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#23 HeathenHippie

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Posted March 30 2012 - 11:44 AM

I do apologize for making you feel uncomfortable or attacked.


Thanks -- fortunately, I don't often take things personally and haven't here in our little exchange. It's all good.

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#24 73h_6r347_0n3

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Posted March 31 2012 - 04:54 PM

anyone ever tried the Peace tea? pretty good better than Arizona tea
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Posted April 07 2012 - 03:32 PM

any1 tried oolong one of my new favorites
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Posted May 13 2012 - 12:56 PM

I love both tea... and coffee (gasp). I hope that's not too taboo for this topic.

But I'm such an indecisive one. You see, it's the same when it comes to being a cat-person vs. dog-person. I'm both!

Perhaps I truly have got the best of both worlds. But whilst I'm stuck in such a limbo, I just cannot figure out how you can possibly dislike either one...

So, excuse the two cups on my desk.

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Posted July 22 2012 - 03:53 PM

love green tea.

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Posted July 22 2012 - 03:58 PM

I am a huge tea drinker. Usually black, chamomile, or pre-made blends. I get some good ones from my local herb store that they make there.

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Posted July 22 2012 - 04:15 PM

I've tried several types of tea and the only kind I like is Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime and Tension Tamer. (I've posted on other threads about CS tea.)

I've tried a lot of other natural teas, some flavoured, some not, but have yet to find anything natural and caffeine-free that I like. I don't like anything with a strong smell or taste. (Although I LOVE the smell of coffee but don't drink it - never have!)

I did try CS's Sinus Soother this past winter when I had a sinus infection and it was "okay".

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Posted August 05 2012 - 12:45 PM

I love tea especially in the morning:eggnog: