It's Eastern vs Western medicine. It appears you would like any statement made on the basis of TCM to be backed up with the criteria demanded by western medicine, I don't think this is going to happen.
If every Western medicine had to be checked to be holistically, not locally, good then many western treatments would be dumped as disproven under the criteria used by TCM.
It's like trying to evaluate religion using the methods of science. Or saying you will accept the claims of TCM when they are published in a peer reviewed western science journal.
I don't see the point in the animal hormone story, I'm sure I could provide numerous examples of western medicine failing spectacularly. Thalidomide or TCM for morning sickness?
I tend to be drawn to teas which everyone seems to agree are fairly good for me at the time I'm drinking them - aside from maybe my preference for darker teas in the evening and lighter ones during the day. I have occasional affairs with things like young sheng, even then I often brew them lightly with cooler water.
TCM has had a far more intimate and lengthy history with tea than western medicine so I'm prepared to listen to, and take into account unless it goes against my own experience, the views it provides.
silverneedles wrote:any studies that show puerh is 'bad' for the stomach or kidneys?