green tea questions . can you nhelp please ??

@weemam (13389)
July 21, 2007 11:33am CST
As most of you know I had a bit of a breast cancer scare lately ( next appointment next tuesday24th July ) I have started a diet that a dear friend on the site here here gave me , I read that Green tea helps diet and also helps to keep cancer away , I don't know if these things are true but I bought it anyway . no harm in trying . well I made it with water which had been boiled but cooled a wee bit , I made it with no milk nor sugar but it was quite yucky lol , I tried it with a wee drop sugar substitute and that wasn't too bad / please can any of you tell me , should it be drank hot Should it be cold does it make any difference hot or cold should it have sugar or not does adding anything spoil the effect how often should we drink it once twice three times or all the time during the day I would appreciate any advice I could get as I want to get all of the benefits I can thank you all in advance xx
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• Singapore
21 Jul 07
Hi honey, I drink pots of green tea every night. :-) I drink it plain as-if, without the sugar. Sugar is more for English tea or bubble tea. Usually if you drink green tea, you will take it plain. If you are really not used to the possibly bitter taste, get the one with jasmine. I usually drink mine warm. Not scalding hot definitely. :P You can drink it cold but it will taste even yuckier. I wouldn't recommend drinking it cold personally. I think drinking even 1 glass a day is awesome. In case, I heard that coffee is even better. I am getting the best of both worlds by drinking both now. Coffee is better than green tea as long as you remove the caffeine. I drink decaffed (to 0.1%) coffee each morning, and green tea at night.
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@weemam (13389)
21 Jul 07
Thanks Wiz for explaining it to me pal , I only drink one cup of coffee in the morning and it is decaffeinated . I will try the green tea with the jasmine next time , thanks again my friend xxx
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• Portugal
22 Jul 07
But decaffed is more dangerous than regular coffee because they use benzene to extract the caffeine. And benzene is known as a very cancerous substance. Just my 2 cents.
• Singapore
22 Jul 07
Hi. You almost gave me a scare. :P Check out http://www.sciam.com/askexpert_question.cfm?articleID=0005A4DD-591F-1C72-9EB7809EC588F2D7 . The first decaf process invented in 1905 indeed used benzene. However, modern decaffeination processes are much more gentle. There are three main decaffeination processes currently in use and none uses benzene. You can read more from the link.
@raydene (9875)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Hi Sweet, It is good cold or hot. I usually dring green tea with lots of mint. It is such a bland taste if not mixed with other things. Try it with a sprig of fresh mint in it.I have tons in my flower bed wish I could bring some by. hugs
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@weemam (13389)
22 Jul 07
that would be brilliant sis , but we would be so busy chatting we would forget all about the green tea lol xx
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I like to drink my green tea hot as I have been drinking green tea over a year now I feel great and I do use sleepy time tea when I can't sleep but that helps me too.I guess you can drink it both ways hot or cold. Oh by the way I do put a wee little sugar on my green tea :)
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@weemam (13389)
21 Jul 07
Thanks pal , I have just tried one with a wee bit sugar substitute and was a wee bit better lol , I will get used to it , I see I got you using the word WEE too lol , good one pal xxx
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 07
I know that a Friend of ours on here drinks it to and when she came to visit me she just drank it with hot water out the Kettle but I guess you could drink it cold to xxxx
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@weemam (13389)
21 Jul 07
Did you try it pal ? it will take a bit getting used to lol , If it is helping I will keep it going , It is your lovely friend who has given me the diet , the one that you definitely don't need , love you xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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@weemam (13389)
21 Jul 07
Gabs it was the diet I meant you don't need pal not the friend lol , she is lovely xx
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 07
Hahahaha Weemam I knew what you meant No I did not taste it did not look appealing lol xxxxxx
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@mummymo (23709)
23 Jul 07
Wee thank you so much as I have heard a lot of people say that they drink green tea but had no idea how to make or drink it! I have enjoyed reading the responses to your post and I guess if you have any honey or mint I will try it with you next time I make it along to your house, if that is ok! Did you watch that dvd yet - Niall cam e along with enough to keep him occupied for weeks! xxx
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@rosie_123 (6118)
22 Jul 07
Well first - I hope everything goes OK at the Hospital on Tuesday. About the green tea - I just drink mine hot with nothing added. To be honest I dont like it so much - I would much rather a nice "normal" cup of Tetley or something (LOL!), butO had a health scare myself last year, and because of that, and the fact that I am entering the dreaded menopause, the Doctors suggested I should try and drink at least a cup a day, as I didn't want HRT or any medical supplements. I drink it in the morning to get it overwith for the day! LOL! Good luck!
• United States
22 Jul 07
I buy it already bottled either Liptons or Nestles, diet, citrus flavor. I keep it in the fridge and I drink it instead of soda. I love it. My friend makes her own but I prefer the bottled kind.
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
24 Jul 07
I'm interested in these questions too Wee. I keep hearing a positive attitude is great for this problem and lots of love and laughter. In that case I reckon you have this thing beat hands down...you are the most loving, giving, positive, happy person I know. xxx
@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
24 Jul 07
I just remembered while reading through the responses that I had a free sample of peach and apple green tea too. I'm trying the peach now...just waiting for it to cool a little so I can have a sip. It smells peachy... I also seem to remember (but I could be wrong) that the use of green tea is over-rated and that you would have to drink gallons of the stuff to receive the antioxident benefits. My verdict...it tastes bloody awful. But then again, I'm a coffee drinker and prefer real tea when I have it as in tea leaves, brewed in a pot.
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
Is the caffeine content of tea different from that of coffee? If caffeine from coffee is a helpful antioxidant, is it not different from green tea?
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
24 Jul 07
hi weemam, as far as i know, green and oolong tea are good antioxidantsand regular intake reduces free radicals from our body. so its a good idea to make a habit of drinking it. have it without sugar and preferably warm. starin the tea leaves adequately and follow the instructions as different leaves take different amount of time to brew. you can take it anytime but, night time is a good idea as the free radicals starts their wear and tear when we sleep and relax.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
22 Jul 07
I do not drink it often because I feel dehyrated after drinking it. Tea is not supposed to be drank cold and hence, I guess it is the same with green tea. Since I do not have the habit of drinking tea, often, the tea is left cold. At times, I just drink it, at times, I pour hot water over it after gulping down a mouthful. Perhaps that's the reason for my dehydration. I know not. I drink it plain, without sugar or milk. Have tried tea leaves or sachets, mostly jasmine flavour, including roasted.
@hookfan (447)
22 Jul 07
I used to drink green tea when I was younger. I always had it hot, a bit of honey no milk. :) xxx
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
22 Jul 07
I believe green tea helps as a preventative & is well wortyh taking. I don't think it msatters if it is hot or cold. A little sugar wouldn't matter, but I wouldn't add milk. A lot of greren foods & drinks are very beneficial for cancer. Eats lots of greenb salads. Also, hire or buy a juicer & juice lettuce, celery & apple. There are other juicing combinations that work too. Basicly, as much green food as possible is extremely beneficial. One of the best is wheatgrem. You can either buy it freshly grown, & juice it ytourself, or grow your own.
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
21 Jul 07
weeman, i am sorry. you will get well soon. meanwhile, you can visit: http://www.cancerfightingstrategies.com there you will be amazed of the radical solution you will see. be there!!
@GardenGerty (87762)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jul 07
I like it with honey, myself,rather than sugar or artificial sweetener and prefer it hot. I sometimes buy the ones that have other flavors, like lemon, raspberry, or honey. I am weird, I like unsweetened tea as well. All kinds of herbal flavors. I could not tell you how much you need to drink, as one study says,"green tea" the other says "white tea" and yet another says "black tea". Then of course there are the ones who want you to drink rooibos (red tea) or chai. I am no cancer expert, but if you like your tea with milk, use it, the extra calcium is good for you as well. Green tea is also supposed to be a good natural source of fluoride for your teeth and bones. I do not buy the bottled kind, as the one time I did, it made me sick to my stomach, probably from the preservatives. It kind of grows on you.