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May 26, 2016
Common Sense
by: Anonymous

Use common sense people if you can't eat the leaf then don't drink the Drink. The very best benefit is to get pesticide free frozen air sealed green tea. Break open Tea bag and brew. Enjoy the full flavor along with full Heath benefits of green tea,along with the fiber of. Isn't doesn't take a PHD rocket scientist to Think!

Mar 02, 2017
by: Anonymous

I brew the tea, freeze it into ice cubes and then add into smoothies.

Apr 29, 2019
Yep and Nope
by: C

The "fiberous" content and heavier portion of the tea leaf contains its own variety of benefits, drawbacks, and medicinal uses and risks for overuse. As per traditional medical wisdom (ayurveda, TCM, etc), tea leaf that is whole raw, whole cooked, powdered, boiled, baked, fermented (etc), all have their own qualities, and a large amount of similarities. The take away is this: if you're not a chemist or traditional medicine practitioner, and you're just wanting to consume tea for the possible health benefits, consume it in moderation in whatever way your intuition tells you is best. So long as you don't overdo it, there's really no risk. The health benefits to be obtained from consuming tea in any form (any process/color, any preparation) will not simply disappear by 'messing up.' If this same logic applied to other medicinal items and foods, we'd have all starved and the human race wouldn't be here today. However, for general use, it's good to use the freshest leaf possible, and to consume it in whatever way matches your personal preference/biology quickly after processing (if processed at all, such as by steeping, boiling, etc). There are too many factors to be discussed when it comes to the 'best' way to use tea, and most information centers on 1) selling a product, and 2) joining a crowd. In short, if raw tea upsets the stomach, steep it. If steeped tea doesn't suit you because of a weak flavor or effect, try decocting (boiling) it. If that's too strong or unpalatable, or messes with your stomach, try raw-soaked. Try it sweetened, try it with a protein source (ex: milk, broth), try it in soup, or with butter, ghee, or honey (Tibetan & ayurvedic techniques), on and on. Some people can't handle tea, and it's bad for them. Don't feel ashamed if this is you! My advice is go with your intuition, as 'antioxidants' alone are not a good enough justification for consuming tea in a manner contraindicated for a person's unique biological nature and state - they won't keep you from getting sick, nor will they even help a common hangover, so long as the individual doesn't utilize them well. And that goes for the astringent matter, the fiber, and all the rest that's part of a tea leaf. Peanuts and wheat might contain a hundred times higher metal/chemical contamination level than organic tea leaf, and people typically consume thirty or forty times the amount of peanuts and wheat (compared to green tea). Being technically right is great, but I think we should also consider being practical.

Jul 25, 2020
Green tea NEW
by: Anonymous

Is it okay to eat the bags along with the green tea🤔

Sep 24, 2020
Water Soluble Misconception NEW
by: Zim

If something is water soluble then it reacts in our predominantly in our water based bodies and intestinal track.

The consumption of tea is based largely on ceremonial practice but the clinically studied health benefits are almost exclusively from studies where participants consume extract powders from whole leaf. According to the info available, consuming whole leaf would actually be logical.

Drinking the tea hot certainly provides phytonuttriant profile which is varied in action, but please understand, "Water Soluble" does not mean anything other than it reacts and flows in water...just like vitamin C in oranges.

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