Black tea or Green tea... which is better?

Philippines
January 14, 2010 11:54pm CST
Hi there... I am a tea drinker and a tea lover. I love any kind of tea but I prefer green tea over other kinds of tea.How bout you do you prefer black tea over green tea?... or green tea over black tea? Even if both black and green tea came from the same plant and leaves, but the process of making them is entirely different and it has a lot of difference. It is said that green tea has a higher antioxidant than black tea for the reason that green tea DOES NOT undergone fermentation while black tea does, but due to its black color it is found out that it has an antioxidant for fighting any cardiovascular diseases. Green Tea - higher antioxidant/ lower caffeine/ less stain for the teeth/ NOT fermented-withered and steamed only. Black Tea - more tastier/ fermented-undergone crushing and fermenting/ has antioxidant for fighting cardiovascular diseases.
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@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
15 Jan 10
I'm like you I love all teas for the most part. I drink in the morning a cup of black tea. Then during the day I drink Sun Iced Green Tea all day that I make myself. Then a couple of hours before bed I will usually drink another cup of hot black tea, but only during the winter months. There really isn't any tea that I have had that I didn't like. The more antioxidants the better for you.
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• Philippines
15 Jan 10
hi... I am also glad to know that you are a tea drinker like me. It is said that 3-4 cups of tea a day is very beneficial in our health. Both kind of tea has a lot of health benefits, but I always prefer green tea even though I like better the taste of black tea.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
15 Jan 10
I also like the taste of black tea better but green tea iced is delicious to me and thirst quenching. You should try it one day.
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
really?.. sounds good... I will try that green ice tea one of this day... thanks for that
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
I think they are both good but I love green tea the most :-)
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• Philippines
17 Jan 10
yes, both tea... and actually all teas are good for they all have antioxidant content. I have drink different kind of teas, but I love more the green tea. Black is tastier but I love the refreshing taste of green tea. And one more thing, green tea has a lot of health benefits compare to other teas.
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
Yes, I agree. And that's one reason why I love teas... Number 1, it is antioxidant and number 2, it is refreshing! Teas are really good for health. Better take tea than any other :-)
@shalome (178)
• India
15 Jan 10
Hi krystalheart, Green Tea is known as a drink which has many benefits for your health. Green Tea and human health:- 1.Preventing food poisoning. Catechin, the bitter ingredients of green tea in green tea effectively kills bacteria which causes food poisoning and also kills the toxins produce by those bacteria. 2.Reducing the risk of cancer. 3.practicing good oral hygiene. 4.Preventing the increase of cholesterol. 5.Controlling high blood pressure. 6.Lowering blood sugar. 7.slowing the aging process. Why don;t you start having a cup of greet tea after your meal Krystalheart?
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• Philippines
16 Jan 10
Hi there... like what I have said... I am a tea drinker and lover... I drink tea 2-3 times a day. I drink both green and black tea but I always prefer green tea first. You are right to say that green tea has a lot of health benefits, but black tea is more effective in reducing cholesterol and preventing any cardiovascular diseases than green tea because of its antioxidant content that makes it color dark. Have a happy tea day.
@shalome (178)
• India
17 Jan 10
Hi krystalheart, Thanks lot, I do agree. Cheers.
@celticeagle (123622)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jan 10
Yes, green tea is good. I think for me the rule of thumb is go with the green as much as possible. The black is more apt to have more caffiene than the green and I have heard that some black teas have more caffiene than coffee. Green tea has a weird flavor where the black doesn't but I still like the green more.
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
both kind of tea are antioxidant but for better health wise, thumbs up for green tea.[em]thumbup[/em... Yes it is that green tea has a weird flavor and black tea is more tastier, but still green tea is much better for the overall.
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@celticeagle (123622)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jan 10
Yes, It is.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
18 Jan 10
I like tea and, believe it or not I’ve never tried green tea! I’ve had green coffee and I don’t mind it but I prefer the ‘normal’ variety. I have been reluctant to try green tea because I enjoy my black tea so much, I don’t want to spoil my tea experience which is pretty silly I guess. I have heard about the health benefits of green tea and may just try it out although I doubt I’ll give up the black variety.
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• Philippines
19 Jan 10
...hi.. I have tried different kinds of tea... black tea is the most tastier while green tea is the least with regards to taste, but green tea among the rest has more health benefits. I prefer green tea not just for its health benefits, but I like its refreshing taste.
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• Philippines
18 Jan 10
I much prefer black tea. When I got the chance to drink green tea, I don't like the taste. And black tea is more available in my area and more affordable. Thanks for sharing the advantage of drinking tea, now i know the benefits of both.
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• Philippines
19 Jan 10
hi there I like both teas. It is true that black tea is more tastier than green tea, but I always prefer green tea even if it has unexplainable taste. Happy Tea day...
• United States
16 Jan 10
I love black tea. I think that green tea is great as well, but black tea just seems better.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 10
black tea is tastier than green tea, but I love green tea... I love its refreshing taste even if it is not that tasty like the black tea.
@anqial (58)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I only like caffeine free tea with a little fruit taste. before bedtime, i always like to have a cup of mint tea.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 10
...according to some studies... it is said that if you are having a sleep disturbance or insomnia, green tea is best for it has little or no caffeine at all... it gives you a refreshing feeling that will help you to have a better sleep.
@May2k8 (10151)
• Indonesia
15 Jan 10
Green tea is better than black tea it can make my bodies slim and used as a stimulant, diuretic (to promote the excretion of urine), astringent (to control bleeding and help heal wounds), and to improve heart health. Other traditional uses of green tea include treating flatulence (gas), regulating body temperature and blood sugar, promoting digestion, and improving mental processes.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 10
...very well said my friend. I love green tea too over other kinds of tea. It makes me stay physically fit and healthy. I also love its refreshing taste.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jan 10
As far as taste, I like both kinds of tea as well as ginger tea (which isn't really tea lol). As far as health benefits, I've heard a lot of good things about green tea.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 10
...Green tea has really a lot of health benefits compare to other beverages and drinks. It is really good for flushing away body toxins and making us feel refreshed after a stressful day.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Personally, I prefer green over black but I do drink both. I usually drink hot green tea and iced black tea.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 10
I drink both teas. Black is tastier even in hot or cold drink. But I love the taste of green tea... it is not that tasty compare to black tea, but for me it is more refreshing in feeling...
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
I both drink green and black tea. but I like it better to drink green tea when its hot or warm and for black tea, i like it iced.
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
Hi... I love drinking hot tea always than ice or cold tea. Hot teas always give me a refreshing feeling and it is very aromatic than take away my stresses. Have a great day.
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
15 Jan 10
Hi krystalheart, I have been drinking black tea all of my life and perfer it to any other beverage. I have only tried green tea on one or two occasions and didn't really care for the taste. Blessings.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 10
...hi there... same with me here... I always prefer tea over other beverages, but I love green tea among other kind of teas. black tea is more tastier, but I like green tea maybe it depends on one's taste buds.
@checkmail (2041)
• India
15 Jan 10
Hello krystalheart me too used to have some green tea and black coffee earlier, for some medical treatment.But now have quitted it, as have been recovered from my illness.Well think instead of black tea, black coffee is more tasty and strong in taste as well as in its effect on our health.Even the Greeen tea is more effective as an medicine for us in our illness, as its effects are more quick than anything else.Anyways enjoy your tea and coffee, Happy mylotting.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 10
very well said my friend... green tea really has a lot of health benefits, I've also read that coffee too has its own antioxidant content... but coffee has higher caffeine content than any tea, so health wise... I go for green tea. Happy day
@sherwinm (149)
• India
15 Jan 10
Hi!! Actually people say Green tea is the best than black tea or just tea. Because Green tea makes you lose weight and makes you feel fresh with less calories. Few people feel that it tastes bad but for a proper health green tea is good. Happy mylotting!!
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• Philippines
16 Jan 10
hi... yes it is... black tea is more tastier than green tea but green tea has a lot of health benefits. But I could say both teas are really good source of antioxidant, so neither one of them is good for our health.
@23uday (2998)
• India
15 Jan 10
hi friend, In my opinion both are better tea. I like both black and green tea. If we drink green tea is good to health. In weekends i drink a green tea and black tea. have a good day.
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• Philippines
16 Jan 10
hi there... both kind of tea are really good for our health but they have different antioxidant component that differs them from one another. Anyway, I also drink both teas but I prefer to go for green tea. Have a good day...
@Hazelrose (2182)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
Hi krystalheart,I prefer,green tea than black tea because green tea has health benifits,like to lower our cholesterol levels and to control our blood sugar.Have a nice day!
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• Philippines
15 Jan 10
Hi there I also prefer green tea, but for the current research it is stated that the antioxidant in black tea is more on lowering cholesterol level and preventing any cardiovascular diseases. Have a great tea day
@Buchi_bulla (8304)
• India
15 Jan 10
I neither like black tea nor green tea but I like normal tea made out of tea decoction, milk and sugar. I tried green tea but I could not relish that taste. Black tea I use only when I have stomach pain. I add lemon juice to that and drink and the stomach pain will vanish withing no time.
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I like them both. I like non-tea teas too, mint or other herbs. Now, I normally like iced tea - but its been so blinking cold here lately that I've been drinking a lot of hot tea! I don't even have any iced tea in the fridge now because the darn thing was freezing it SOLID!
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
15 Jan 10
the interesting thing is, there is this tea that they serve in a japanese restaurant i love which is green tea but looks brown! I think it is called Honcha. It tastes great and is very helathy as well. I suppose no one is better than the other objectively,. just depends on your tastebuds and what you prefer. enjoy your tea session! i think drinking tea is an art, especially when there are those really lovely little clay pots to soak the tea in.
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
hi there... yes it is definitely an art... drinking tea is a n art... I love those little clay pots and how you handle those things. I love watching the Japanese drinking their teas... especially the women... they are so fine, modest, and very artistic in drinking tea.