Green tea

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Green tea

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A few months ago I realized I had never even tried a cup of green tea. I seldom if ever drink tea I leave that to the wife. Surprisingly, I took an immediate fondness for it. Now I look forward to my strong boiling hot 16 ounce mug of green mid-morning and late afternoon on a daily basis. Knowing absolutely nothing about it, I believe green tea has a good amount of caffein. I also have a large carafe of medium roast Community coffee (Baton Rouge) first thing every morning. And another smaller mug of decaf in the evening.
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Re: Green tea

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It should have less caffeine than black tea, which again has less than coffee. A nice sencha tastes best, to me, with a little honey in it. In fact, being of the American persuasion, you might try some iced sweet tea made from green rather than black tea.

One day you'll have to seek out some of the hard stuff: lapsang souchong. A smoked tea that tastes of campfires and woodsmoke. It's like drinking an English pipe tobacco with plenty of latakia in it.
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Re: Green tea

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Yes Gary, green tea has a pleasant mild flavor and not a large amount of caffeine. I have mine with either some erythritol or monk fruit extract as a sweetener.
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Re: Green tea

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drmoss_ca wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:35 am It should have less caffeine than black tea, which again has less than coffee. A nice sencha tastes best, to me, with a little honey in it. In fact, being of the American persuasion, you might try some iced sweet tea made from green rather than black tea.

One day you'll have to seek out some of the hard stuff: lapsang souchong. A smoked tea that tastes of campfires and woodsmoke. It's like drinking an English pipe tobacco with plenty of latakia in it.
Another one to try is Smoked Earl Grey, but it’s hard to find. You can try mixing Earl Grey with lapsang souchong, but you have to go easy with the latter otherwise it’ll overpower the Earl Grey. If you like intense flavours and if you like Earl Grey, give Double Bergamot Earl Grey a try. I don’t think any of these would make very good ice tea, but then I’m not partial to America-style ice tea even though I lived in Texas for 10 years and learnt to tolerate it.
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