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Did you know that drinking tea can be good for you?

Unless you've been living under a rock or are privy to some secret scientific study debunking thousands of years of wisdom, you probably knew that tea is generally good for you. But there may be more that you didn't know about tea.

This 3-minute Yahoo video segment offers a concise breakdown of the attributes of various teas, their benefits, and some helpful preparation tips.

Undoubtedly we have heard or read about these benefits in various information media, but perhaps there's yet something else to be learned as I discovered after watching.

Did you know...

  • What differentiates white, green, and black teas?
  • The caffeine content compared to coffee?
  • That tea can help boost your metabolism?
  • Between lemon juice and milk, one aids in antioxidant absorption while the other inhibits?
  • What is the proper temperature to brew tea? (Hint: It's not the boiling point.)

Watch and find out.

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Yes. I drink lots of Southern "Sweet Tea"

Nothing quenches the thirst better than tea in the summer. The Chinese have used it for healing for millenia.

If you want the recipe for Southern "sweet tea," I will be happy to share. My mother made lousy tea, and I just learned how to make it right after 60 years.

Green Tea and Viagra against cancer

In combination appear to be effective against some cancers according
to research at a top Japanese medical university.

Green tea was known to inhibit or kill cancer cells in vitro (cell cultures)
but the effect was inhibited in the human body by a chemical that happens
to be suppressed by Viagra.

Of course, people are cautioned not to try this at home, but if you are not
someone for whom use of Viagra is advised against it's kind of hard to see
how trying this on your own could be all that dangerous - or more dangerous
than a lot of the alternatives , especially if you already have cancer...


Coffee helps me poop in the morning

Also gets me going in the morning. tea does nothing for me at this time in my life.

I drive to

New Mexico daily from Georgia for my assissted movements

not funny

Buy this now- you wont regret it.

I second this comment. This thing should be in every home and office in America. I have one and it is the best $30 I have ever spent. If anyone is thinking about getting one I say go for it!

I cant even read when I go anymore because it is so... efficient.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Thanks I just learned something new

I always knew my bluntness would come in handy. But seriously I'm Gonna try that 35 degree angle tomorrow.

That's for the video.

I dont want to watch your

I dont want to watch your video, why'd you have to make a post with a bunch of questions rather than giving the info?

Then don't.

Why'd you have to comment at all? Here's this well-meaning post by a fellow member at the DP, a post appropriately labelled "health." What's with the negativity - no less with the "writing style" of the post? There are no STYLE RULES here at the DP! Lol. There are, however, grammar rules. [Please see Daily Paul Posting Rules, Sec. 19 Grammar & Punctuation.] Sentences such as yours are expressly forbidden. Hey, that reminds me of a Moby song!

Anyway, bottom line, if you were either so confounded or irritated by the, um, writing style, you could have simply moved on. Well, I think I'll listen to a little music while I have my tea. Btw, to each his own. If you don't want to watch the video, that's okay! :)


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Just trying to respect the rules of the Daily Paul

I generally like to support the DP and not have the Federales take down my favorite community information aggregation site so I try to abide by Nystrom's rules.

Rule #3:

Do not post the ENTIRE text of articles from other sites. This is copyright infringement, and could get you, me, and this site in trouble. (In fact, it already has!) Feel free to post a short intro, and then a link to the original article. Understanding fair use would be wise, also.

(emphasis added).

Also, posing the questions instead of authoritatively dishing the info serves to save me from typing more than I wanted to and places the burden of veracity on the publisher (and the reader) instead of me. Seemed like a good idea at the time.