Coke has a large amount of sugar so its clearly not going to be good for you.
If you took the time to read the basics of TCM theory you might have a better understanding of any statement about negattive effect of sheng. I posted plenty of info, take the time to read over it before you post another comment.
It´s also especially vexing considering that people new to puerh looking for information are told or read that young raw puerh is undrinkable and unhealthy when they could very well end up enjoying it greatly with no ill effects.
What about all the comments against drinking shu? Being told its fishy or unhealthy does the same thing.
Before I get into the rest...most comments against shu that I see are specifically directed against what most western vendors typically sell as pu-erh, which is of unknown origen and typically tastes horrid. The advice I see given over and over again is to drink shu from reputable factories such as Menghai Dayi rather than to avoid shu entirely. I don´t think the comparison you made is particularily valid.
I have read what you posted, included the websites which you linked to...they do not offer any evidence to support their claims. And they are filled with exceptions and make it clear that determining the TCM properties of anything is rather arbitrary....for example one page you linked to http://www.acupuncture.com/nutrition/diettcm.htm
But the way food is prepared also affects the amount of Yang or Yin energy it has. Frying tends to increase Yang, and steaming tends to increase Yin....Food which is served cooked and warm are more warming than foods which are raw and cold. For example, celery which is cooked in a stir-fried dish which is served warm is going to be more warming and more Yang than celery served raw in a cold salad.
You say young sheng is very cooling because it´s bitter, but it´s also prepared hot and drank while still warm...or in the case of slurpers while still quite hot. How much does that mitigate the cooling effect of the bitterness? Rather arbitrary isn´t it?
It can also be outright contradictory
Balance Yang Deficiency with herbs and foods rich in Yang energy. Eat more Yang foods during the winter, the most Yin time of the year, and eat more Yin foods during the summer, the most Yang time of the year. But sometimes, it's appropriate to be in tune with the season - eating Yin foods during the winter and Yang foods during the summer.
I´m also seeing an inconsistancy in what you are saying...presumably aged sheng is more warming than young sheng...and you talk about different tastes having different properties. Supposedly aged sheng is warming or at least less cooling than young sheng because it tends to be more sweet and less bitter but the website you linked to says that bitter is drying and cooling and that sweet is.....moistening and cooling...that´s right cooling hmmmmmmm...
Who isn´t reading or doesn´t understand what they are saying?
But to cut down to the real core of things...I have set to see how within the context of TCM that:
a) Most people tend towards "cold" imbalance and thus should avoid consuming large quanitities of "cooling" foods and beverages. Why are we more concerned in general about excessive "cooling" as opposed to excessive "warming"?
b) Why exactly is young sheng puerh more cooling than aged sheng puerh?
c) What exactly are the mysterious dangers of drinking young sheng?
Also I have never seen any evidence given to support the foundations of TCM. They are simply given as a set of facts...often in a contradictory manner with many exceptions and then used by people like you to make broad claims about the health benefits or risks of various things with absolutely no evidence to back up your assertions or even a clear explanation of what your reasoning is.
MW: Good Pu-Erhs have many beneficial health benefits. The green uncooked Pu-Erhs have cooling and calming effects if consumed very diluted, as it is very potent. Over dosage can lead to adverse health consequences. This is in the spirit of the homeopathic principle of “less is more.”
In addition, Pu-Erh tea is rich in vitamins and minerals. According to Chinese medicine Pu-Erh is most effective for reducing stress and eliminating toxins from the body. The cooked Pu-Erhs are great for lowering cholesterol and uric acid reduction, improving sleep, moving one's chi to the extremities, opening meridians, preventing blockage and aids digestion. Aged teas both from cooked or uncooked Pu-Erhs are effective for reducing headaches, lowering high blood pressure, and are all good anti-oxidants. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Similarly, there is good caffeine and bad caffeine. Fine Pu-Erh teas have good caffeine. It stimulates the nervous system and opens all channels, but you can sleep well after drinking it!
I find it funny that you claim young sheng puerh should be drunk diluted because it is very potent...aged sheng puerh is also very potent! Unless what you´re drinking was stored at <10% RH in an air conditioned house?
Also interesting that the health benefits you attribute to shu and aged sheng according to TCM are a mixture of things which come from mystical medicine, presumably TCM (opened channels, moving chi), supposed cures for mild ailments (headaches, stress) and western medicine (cholesterol reduction and a source of anti-oxidants). Which in the case of health benefits derived from western medicine (which you attributed to TCM) are also accociated with other types of tea including sheng puerh and green tea.
And....good and bad caffiene?
fyi this is the one and only caffiene molecule
there is no other and thus there cannot be "good" and "bad" caffiene.
Cholesterol on the other hand is a name for a group of molecules with slight variations in molecular structure and thus various effects in your body depending on specifically which Cholesterol is being considered...which is why there can be "good" and "bad" cholesterol.
and your source is a tea vendor...nice...and American one at that.
Perhaps you should find a genuine TCM practitioner to quote specifically on this subject....perhaps he or she could give at least a coherent answer.
Quoting tea vendors and new age health sites isn´t producing a coherent answer nevermind a convinving one.