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spungo
Member # 1089
 - posted August 24, 2006 12:48
...there's truly nothing better than a nice cuppa tea and a sit down. Here's some proof (SFW) for all of you from tea-shy cultures. [Wink]
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted August 24, 2006 14:30
Heh...I saw the same story earlier today, and sent it to a fellow American b3ta-reading GCer and tea drinker. [Wink]

I'm actually pleased to see the thing about hydration...that's a better answer than the overly-hyped stuff we've all heard before.
 
Chesty
Member # 2460
 - posted August 24, 2006 15:19
Although tea has been known for ages to do good things for folks, I have to point out that BBC does this whole thing with no mention of sugar in tea, Which many people pile on to their detriment. Then the last little line proclaims that while the Tea Council paid for the study, the research was independent.

If Pepsico paid for a study to show the benefits of Pepsi, would it get the same reportage?


There's a bias there.
 
spungo
Member # 1089
 - posted August 24, 2006 16:48
Tea people do not lie.
 
garlicguy
Member # 3166
 - posted August 24, 2006 17:05
That's not what Maisie told us...
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted August 24, 2006 17:49
Who puts sugar in tea?! Milk...of course. But sugar? Heathen!
 
TheMoMan
Member # 1659
 - posted August 24, 2006 18:04
Spungo___________________Not quite a year ago I read about a study done in Panama about the native Indian tribes there. Those that lived out on the Islands drank a form of tea made from cocoa leaves, the population as a whole does not not have high blood pressure. So as a lark I daily add two tablespoons of baking cocoa to my tea or coffee, My blood pressure is now about 122/70 I do have to add that I also take BP meds but that they did not bring the pressure down that far. Also the stepsons wife whom is a nurse states that people in nursing homes that take Cranberry extract for uninary tract problems have to have their BP doses lowered while taking the extract.


Here is a link to the study that I read
http://www.chocolate.org/health/epicatechin.html
 
maximile
Member # 3446
 - posted August 24, 2006 18:14
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Who puts sugar in tea?! Milk...of course. But sugar? Heathen!

Milk?! A true gentleman always takes his tea with a slice of lemon. [Wink]
 
stevenback7
Member # 5114
 - posted August 24, 2006 20:54
I hate adding sugar or milk to my tea. I prefer just plain original tea.

quote:
They found clear evidence that drinking three to four cups of tea a day can cut the chances of having a heart attack.

wow, health professionals are wanting people to become fat. Every week they keep recommending another product which we should take for health benefits. But don't these people realize all this food makes us fat. If i drank 4 cups of tea a day plus all the liguids i all ready drink. Then i should just make my house into one giant urinal.
 
Sxeptomaniac
Member # 3698
 - posted August 24, 2006 22:06
Here's another reason.

I usually have large cup of Irish Breakfast Tea straight every morning, and either another cup or iced tea in the afternoon.
 
spungo
Member # 1089
 - posted August 25, 2006 07:09
Personally, I love Assam. I'm really not into perfume-like teas - Earl Grey (blechh!!) - and Lapsang Souchong just smells like kippers.
 
GMx
Member # 1523
 - posted August 25, 2006 08:39
They obviously never heard The Kinks' song "Have A Cuppa Tea" from Muswell Hillbillies:

Grannys always ravin and rantin
And shes always puffin and pantin,
And shes always screaming and shouting,
And shes always brewing up tea.

Grandpappys never late for his dinner,
Cos he loves his leg of beef
And he washes it down with a brandy,
And a fresh made cup of tea.

Chorus:
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja, rosie lea
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja rosie lea.

If you feel a bit under the weather,
If you feel a little bit peeved,
Take grannys stand-by potion
For any old cough or wheeze.
Its a cure for hepatitis its a cure for chronic insomnia,
Its a cure for tonsilitis and for water on the knee.

Chorus

Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper
Time,
You get tea when its raining, tea when its snowing.
Tea when the weathers fine,
You get tea as a mid-day stimulant
You get tea with your afternoon tea
For any old ailment or disease
For christ sake have a cuppa tea.

Chorus,

Whatever the situation whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree
It knows no motivations, no sect or organisation,
It knows no one religion,
Nor political belief.

Chorus.
 
drunkennewfiemidget
Member # 2814
 - posted August 25, 2006 10:28
quote:
Originally posted by stevenback7:
If i drank 4 cups of tea a day plus all the liguids i all ready drink. Then i should just make my house into one giant urinal.

You mean it's not?

*looks around*
UHoh.
 
Mel
Member # 3553
 - posted August 25, 2006 14:32
Don't tea and coffee turn your teeth brown?
 
Black Widow
Member # 3046
 - posted August 25, 2006 14:46
Very interesting article (as I sit here sipping my Darjeeling).

quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Who puts sugar in tea?! Milk...of course. But sugar? Heathen!

I prefer honey.
 
Sxeptomaniac
Member # 3698
 - posted August 25, 2006 15:15
quote:
Originally posted by Mel:
Don't tea and coffee turn your teeth brown?

Tea doesn't generally stain clothing, in my experience, unless it's made really strong, so I don't think it stains teeth much. It certainly isn't as bad as coffee can be in that department.

If that's still a concern, there are some excellent green and white teas out there, which I'm certain wouldn't stain, since they don't have much color at all.
 
Callipygous
Member # 2071
 - posted August 26, 2006 14:46
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Personally, I love Assam. I'm really not into perfume-like teas - Earl Grey (blechh!!) - and Lapsang Souchong just smells like kippers.

I used to love Assam too, when I lived in London, but it doesn't seem to work so well with the hard water we have here in Sussex. Proper leaf tea made in a teapot is best, but if you haven't the time I recommend Fyers Sussex Blend in teabags. It makes a better mug of tea in these parts.
 
hey-U
Member # 2128
 - posted August 26, 2006 15:23
Tea?

Tea?

Ick!
Pfft!
Blecchhh!

"Waiter, waiter, perculator" [sic]

http://www.thepuppinisisters.com/
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted August 26, 2006 15:54
Oohh...interesting.

Kind of like a female version of Richard Cheese, but more professional. [Razz]
/me listens to a copy of "Insane in the Brain" from his friend
 
CrawGator
Member # 392
 - posted September 14, 2006 15:53
quote:
Originally posted by maximile:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Who puts sugar in tea?! Milk...of course. But sugar? Heathen!

Milk?! A true gentleman always takes his tea with a slice of lemon. [Wink]
That's how I drink my tea. I also add a spoon of local raw honey in it too. Tastes better than sugar and it's great for keeping your allergies in check.

Edit: My favorite tea is Longjing.
 
Sirius
Member # 5184
 - posted September 14, 2006 21:29
ok, so I guess I'm the only Earl Grey drinker here? [Razz]

does anyone know if those 'iced green tea' bottles you get from companies like Lipton do infact have all the benifits of real green tea? it's seems most things that come in bottles these days aren't quite what they claim to be. [shake head]
 
Grummash
Member # 4289
 - posted September 15, 2006 03:02
quote:
originally posted by Sirius:
ok, so I guess I'm the only Earl Grey drinker here?

Nope. I'm a big Earl Grey fan too, although I commit both the Cardinal Sins of milk and sugar. I used to drink Lapsang Souchong quite often (no milk or sugar), and I do have a soft spot for green Jasmine tea (no milk or sugar). [Smile]
 
skylar
Member # 1422
 - posted September 15, 2006 03:39
Bah, ye pretentious gits, drinkin' yer namby-pamby foreign-like 'erbal tea things [Wink] .

Personally, I think nothing beats a cup of good old Yorkshire Tea brewed strong, milky and sweet. It's the stuff that's made Yorkshire people so blunt and no-nonsense for decades [Big Grin] .

(I also love Jasmine Tea, but don't tell anyone, they won't let me back over the border [Razz] )
 
spungo
Member # 1089
 - posted September 15, 2006 09:44
Aye, Yorkshire tea - wi' nowt farted about wi'.

Blunt - yeah, that's a good word to describe Yorkshiremen... not quite the term I would have used, mind...

Eey - I love Geoffrey Boycott, though, "Spank it, lad," I heard him once say.

Have you heard about the oral injections of ecstasy they do in Huddersfield nightclubs now? They call it e-by-gum. [Wink] (Sorry)
 
Sirius
Member # 5184
 - posted September 15, 2006 22:25
quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
Nope. I'm a big Earl Grey fan too, although I commit both the Cardinal Sins of milk and sugar.

me too, me too [Razz]
I did stop the sugar for a while. I'm back on it but easing myself off again lol. Couldn't stop the milk though.
 
uilleann
Member # 1297
 - posted September 16, 2006 08:45
They call it e-by-gum.

LOL!

Actually, according to Spam, the Word of the Day is "ejacculatte". Sounds like something dragonman would like ;) And proves that coffee is naturally superior.
 




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