Traditional red tea vs green tea.

India
August 6, 2011 12:06pm CST
Earlier I used to take traditional red tea mixed with milk and sugar. But as I am growing older, I have now switched over to green tea with sugar but without milk as it contains a large amount of antioxidants which delays the aging process. What is about you? Are you still now going on with traditional red tea or have you switched over to green tea long ago?
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
6 Aug 11
Our traditional tea here in the US is the black pekoe tea. I have recently been made aware of the red tea. I have tried white and also use the green as my rhuematologist wants me to drink 1 to 3 glasses a day. Does the red tea have antioxidents too? Just curious since I know you have drank it for awhile. The hardest tea for me to find is Oolong tea. I have not tried it yet. But I drink various black teas all the time and now flavored green teas. I don't like the flavored cold so always drink hot green teas. Thanks for this discussion and look forward to your answer on Red tea for me.
@beingwell (3627)
• Thailand
24 Aug 11
Hi DoctorDD, what's the difference between red and green tea? I have oolong tea at home, which I think is green tea..correct? Anyway, I'm not quite familiar with red tea..
• United States
19 Aug 11
I have never enjoyed the flavor of red tea. I have been drinking green tea for a very long time. I do understand that it is the best for anti-oxidizing our bodies. I rather enjoy it more so than any other type.
@dismalgrin (2470)
• United States
8 Aug 11
I have never heard of red tea! Wow... but I do drink black tea a lot. I recently bought some green tea and I'm going to start making my own tea with the green tea. I don't like putting stuff in my tea and I hardly ever drink it hot. I drink it iced cold with LOTS of ice in it. I plan on making it hot over the stove and then putting it in my big pitcher in the fridge. When I'm ready to drink it I will pour it over ice. I love tea this way and I even drink herbal teas this way too. Mint tea is very good cold.
@anil02 (2886)
• India
7 Aug 11
Hello, no doubt that green tea as well as lemon tea both are useful for health. But I am still using traditional red tea. Indeed I am not too much tea lovers. I use it in limited quantity.
• United States
7 Aug 11
When I started as a tea drinker, it was with green tea from Japan called Sencha. Being a loose leaf tea, I'd only brew it for a minute. I'll enjoy it until it's 5th or 6th brewing. The benefits are amazing and those were the times when I felt my healthiest. I still feel healthy until now actually. It's only now that I'm having tea with milk and sugar. I have my Earl Grey this way and I learned this from a good friend of mine who runs for that cupper for comfort. I only use brown sugar though, for health reasons. We have a family history of diabetes and I put myself off from white sugar. I went back to using white sugar and I got myself a headache. I haven't tried red tea yet. I see a lot of it at the grocery and will give it a try :)
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
7 Aug 11
All my life i have been a coffee drinker except when i was working when i was forced to drink tea and that too the normal variety which you call red tea. However4 years ago i switched over to drinking tea after retiring and that too red tea and just one cup everyday. Everyday i have 1 cup of red tea in the morning with milk and Sugar Free Natura.At breakfast i have 1 cup of coffee with Sugar Free and at teatime i have a glass of milk with the same Sugar Free.I have no intention of switching over to green tea whatever the benefits it may have, at least for the present.
@r0ck_r0ck (1956)
• India
7 Aug 11
My parents still go along with the red tea without milk, Milk in tea forms acid in your stomach which leads to gas and such, that's what they use to say so they still go along with red tea. I personally never liked tea, i like coffee way better
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
7 Aug 11
I personal do not like tea. Not any kind of tea! I don't like regualr tea! I can stand any type of ice tea either! Believe me I have tried it more then once and I don't like it! Even with milk in it or suger! Forget it! Yuck! It is one of the many things I don't like!
@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 11
Green tea has sort of a strange flavor. I make sun tea in a large container out in the sun for about six hours with honey added. It is delicious. You can also make it on the stove. We got some huckleberry honey while on vacation and my daughter used that for the nicest flavor boost to the tea.
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
6 Aug 11
I alternate coffee and green tea. I love green tea with lime or lemon. It's been very long since I had any red tea. I used to drink read tea with a bit of cayenne in it. I read somewhere that cayenne is strengthening the blood vessels and keep the blood circulation in good condition.
@2wicelot (2949)
6 Aug 11
I personally am not a fan of tea in general. However, I have this colleague who is always drinking green tea. he refers to it as Chinese tea. I guess he drinks it a lot because he smokes a lot so it could be removing some of the toxins from the smoke from his system.
@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Aug 11
hi doctor didi oh yes indeed I switched ages ago as I learned that green tea has the most antioxidants of all the teas And I really did enjoy the flavor better too. I never use junk in my tea at all as it dilutes the great taste of the tea.also as a diabetic I limit sugar to almost nil. I also occasionally eat dark chocolate in small quantities as its also f ull of antioxidants too.