AmyLynn43 wrote: However, after recently discovering that I have stage 3 cervical dysplasia and am on the fast track to cervical cancer (might I add - I am only 22!)
Kevangogh wrote:In Japan they have done a zillions studies. The consensus is that deep steamed green tea has the most impact of all the green teas. There was a TV show about this in Japan last year, which is why deep steamed tea sales are brisk this year. "If it were me", that's what I would gulp down the most.
AmyLynn43 wrote:Tea experts - I need your help!
Consider me a complete amateur. The only tea I have ever consumed is Brisk Iced Tea.
However, after recently discovering that I have stage 3 cervical dysplasia and am on the fast track to cervical cancer (might I add - I am only 22!) I have decided to take charge of my health and completely change my diet. I have read boatloads of information on the power of tea, specifically green tea, for your health - there have even been reported cases of it reversing abnormal and cancerous cell changes. I have read about Matcha powder and the concentrated antioxidants (EGCG) within it - but from there it gets pretty confusing (people disagree about how to prepare it, how to store it, etc, in order to preserve these antioxidants). Taste does not matter to me at all - health does.
So the question I pose to you is - What is best possible tea I can drink for my health, and where can I buy it? How can I take advantage of the most EGCG as possible? And how should I prepare this stuff (I actually prefer cold tea, but would drink it warm if it had more health benefits). And finally, where and how should I store it? Thanks for your patience - Like I said - I'm an amateur
Kevangogh wrote:This is correct - Sun grown green tea has higher levels than shade grown green tea. You would be better off with powdered sencha than matcha. Fukuamushi (deep steamed) is probably the best all around tea for this purpose.
entropyembrace wrote:Also interesting was that all teas from Darjeeling they tested were very high in EGCG, with the Darjeeling green tea rivaling Japanese Fukamushi and even the black teas beating most greens from other regions.