saxon75 wrote:When it comes to young sheng, though, I keep reading that drinking it daily can bring negative health consequences, and since I am a creature of routine and habit, I'd like to know more about that before I get deeply into sheng. Some people seem not to be particularly concerned with this aspect of this type of tea, and, to be honest, I'm not sure how much I really buy into TCM, but I figure it doesn't hurt to ask.
Yes, in term of TCM some sheng (especially young tree and plantation) does have negative effect on the body, mainly too cool and bad for the gastric. However do note this, 本草纲目was written before there is shu.
Also China is seasonal. If it's country like Singapore, where it's hot all year round, it might not be too cool. It also really depends on individual body. Based on TCM my body should be taking shu, but shu seems to have negative effect on me on daily basis. My body will reject by making me uncomfortable after drinking. I also tend to have mild sore throat more often.
Best consult a TCM on what's ok for your body, then see how your body attempt to it.