View Full Version : Green Tea

01-25-2002, 11:19 AM
Why do some bodybuilders drink green tea again?

what does it do for you?

and how/why?

I know it has caffeine is that the only thing in it that has an effect?

01-25-2002, 12:15 PM
Anti oxidants.

Good for fighting free radicals, and with lots of muscle, you got lots of these.

tastes nice too. In fact, I'm prolly hooked.

01-25-2002, 01:16 PM
also flavonoids, vitamin B complex, and vitamin C, vitamin E, and natural fluoride as well as other minerals.

it's really good stuff.

01-25-2002, 03:00 PM
I recall DL saying it works as a stimulant as well.
that must be the caffeine part.

01-25-2002, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by Reinier
I recall DL saying it works as a stimulant as well.
that must be the caffeine part.

you got it.

01-25-2002, 07:54 PM
is it something you'd pick up from a health food store? maybe even a big supermarket? I'm curious + wanna try.

01-25-2002, 08:40 PM
i buy naturally decaffinated.....it won't give you the alertness of regular green tea, but i believe that's the only benefit its missing.

01-25-2002, 08:40 PM
what CD said... :)

Green tea is my fav, I love that mild and smooth taste.. :drooling:

01-26-2002, 05:35 AM
Breeze. Go to tesco and look for Clipper gren tea.

the doc
01-26-2002, 06:45 AM
do you blokies have only one grocery?

everyone always says "tesco"
Is that a state run store? :p

01-26-2002, 07:31 AM
Cool, cheers mate, I'll go look 2mo

the doc
01-26-2002, 04:33 PM
i believe the antioxidants in green tea are quite beneficial

I bet those studies were funded by the tea council though :(

01-26-2002, 11:37 PM
He's a thread where I posted some links and info on what green tea does for you.


01-27-2002, 11:42 AM
How big is your typical cup of green tea and how strong should it be should it be like way dark or what

the doc
01-27-2002, 02:19 PM
mine are about 8 oz and are a light leafy green/yellow color

01-27-2002, 03:34 PM
I have mine pretty dark and strong, mainly because I tend to forget about it.

01-27-2002, 06:22 PM
got me some o the Twinings Green Tea. You not supposed to put milk in it right? What about sugar? Can I put it in, cos I can't stand normal tea without sugar.

01-27-2002, 06:56 PM
I put honey in it.

01-27-2002, 08:02 PM
Put sugar in it? Are you mad?!
Sometimes I'll add a bit of rosemary to my tea ball if I've bought the loose leaves. Currently I buy the bagged kind because I'm lazy and bags are easy.

Don't put milk in it either, that would just be gross.

01-27-2002, 08:50 PM
instead of putting sugar in tea, stevia is a good alternative.

01-28-2002, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by mds_79
Are you mad?!