Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Green Tea

Has anyone other than myself ever looked into green tea as a TBM(pre-apostasy) and wondered why it would be considered bad to drink? As a missionary we taught that herbal tea was okay but that black and green tea was off limits. I've always wondered why the green tea was such a no no.

Yesterday as I was enjoying a cup of green tea I rediscovered all the health benefits one can derive from this wonderful concoction online. It protects your heart, liver, and teeth! It can also help with arthritis and believe it or not, they believe it is the reason that smokers in Asia have dramatically lower cancer rates. The same goes for the French that eat so many fatty foods! So a little cancer protection to boot! It also helps lower blood sugar and blood pressure!

The only negative they have been able to come up with in research is caffeine. I believe the amount of caffeine in a cup of green tea is about the same as a mountain dew. And we all know that according to the leaders of the lds church, "caffeine is not "the reason" we don't drink coffee and other hot drinks".

So basically we can't have something which is obviously healthy because the morg wants to exert more control. Go figure.

The mormon church, isn't it about.... control?


Blogger La said...

Does it have more caffeine than black tea? AWESOME!! I love black tea, but stayed away from green because, well it tastes different, and also because I figured it was more clear so MUST have less caffeine. Sensible. That's what I am. ;)

I'll have to pick some up.

My obedience on the word of wisdom was always, shall we say, blurry. Especially when I discovered iced tea. Pure heaven, imo.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Arizona Expositor said...

My TBM wife drinks a lot of Green Tea, and when I was in the morg I asked her about she told me she was doing it for the health benefits that you listed. She also "justified" it by icing it down so it wasn't "hot". I knew some card carrying mo's who drank iced tea, when I asked them they said it wasn't hot so they were ok with it.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Siants...isn't it about a pack of lies and tithing?

11:26 AM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Also, Green Tea is very good for inflammatory complaints. We use it to keep our inflammation under control for auto-immune diseases...

Did I get enough 4 syllable words in there???

2:00 PM  
Blogger Simeon's Peep Stone said...

Ocha o nomimasen ka?
Taihen sumimasen ga ware ware wa omae yori reiteki na mono na node, nomimasen! Ocha o nondara jigoku ni iku no yo! ha ha

3:17 PM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Hey... you are speaking Japanese.. No fair. I know I was there two years, but I learned only a couple of phrases... :-)

8:08 PM  
Blogger Simeon's Peep Stone said...

Would you like some green tea? I'm sorry but we're much more spiritual than you so we don't drink it. If you drink green tea you'll go to hell!
-English Translation-

1:25 PM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

LOL.. oh yea, I did learn to drink Grean Tea in Japan... Ummm part of the lessons? ;-)

5:16 PM  
Blogger MattMan said...

The caffeine content of tea, even green tea, varies widely. A big part of it is how it is prepared. A baggie dipped into a cup of hot water like has drastically less caffeine than mountain dew. However, a batch of fresh green tea leaves run through a nice slow drip-brew, or soaked at the bottom of the cup until the last drop (this method is for those college all-nighters) likely has much more caffeine.

I use green tea bags dipped in a cup of hot water to alternate mornings with coffee -- I get the social benefits of gathering at the break area at work, but I keep my caffeine consumption down to a fairly irregular level so I don't get into addict mode where I get a headache if I don't have it. YMMV.

Now if I could only try the experience of "tea bagged" (on the giving end) to take things to a whole new level. ;)

7:22 AM  
Blogger prevoe said...

wow, AZ posterior!! sounds like the "card carrying mo's" were as confused as you. i know this might be a stretch for you to comprehend, but try to keep up as i make my parents once tried amway, but they found out that no matter how hard they tried, they weren't able to make a living of it--because amway is a bunch of rubbish (my opinion). here's the crazy thing though, when they quit amway, they didn't sit around and blog about it or have a haters' website...they didn't even talk about it. they were freaking jaded, but it didn't matter cause it wasn't worth it. the fact that you sit here and bash the only true church shows me that you are trying to prove something to someone (other than just yourself). c'mon--all this effort? you guys shouldn't waste your time if you turely believe the church is false. I know it's true--despite all the hosers who tarnish the church's image. sorry, if this is at all offensive to you--i find it hard to not get aggressive when i read stuff from confused people who claim they were once members. just thought you may want to hear the opinion of a mormon. :-)

11:19 PM  

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