Yak Drink

One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.

Nov 18th 09 7:35 pm
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Re: Yak Drink

by yee » Nov 18th 09 7:35 pm

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No-one posted real Tibetan tea so far. This is Tibetan black tea made using technology similar to other Chinese black teas such as shu puerh or lu bao. It is also drank still(without milk and salt...).

My opinion is that the tea is just wonderful, it is really different from anything i have tried before.

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Re: Yak Drink

by Intuit » Nov 18th 09 8:13 pm

Moderation may be advisable.

Brick tea fluoride as a main source of adult fluorosis.
Cao J, Zhao Y, Liu J, Xirao R, Danzeng S, Daji D, Yan Y. Food Chem Toxicol. 2003 41(4):535-42.

An epidemiological survey was conducted in Naqu County, Tibet in September 2001 to investigate the manifestations of fluorosis in adults caused by the habitual consumption of brick tea. Profiles were obtained for the total daily fluoride intake, environmental fluoride levels and average urinary fluoride concentration, and a physical examination and a skeletal radiographic study were conducted. One hundred and eleven 30-78-year-old adults were enrolled. It was found that the fluoride level of water sources in Naqu County was 0.10+/-0.03 mg/l; no evidence of fluoride air pollution was found, but the brick tea water processed foods--zamba and buttered tea--had fluoride contents of 4.52+/-0.74 mg/kg and 3.21+/-0.65 mg/l, respectively. The adult daily fluoride intake reached 12 mg, of which 99% originated from the brick tea-containing foods. The positive rate of clinical symptoms by physical examination was 89%; furthermore, 42 of the 111 subjects were diagnosed by X-ray. The positive examination rate was 83%. Although the osteosclerosis-type skeletal fluorosis (overall increased bone matrix density) affected 74%, arthropathy and arthritis affected a significant number of the patients, resulting in functional disability. The results suggest that this brick tea-type fluorosis had even more severe adverse effects on human health compared with both the water-type and coal combustion-type fluorosis that occurred in other areas of China.

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Re: Yak Drink

by gingkoseto » Nov 18th 09 11:27 pm

yee wrote:Image
This is a good and well known tea brand. But most other "tea bricks" are "real" Tibetan tea too, even though they don't have "Tibetan tea" labeled on the wrap. Xia Guan mushroom-shaped puerh was also a traditional tribute to Panchen Lama.

Nov 18th 09 11:44 pm
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Re: Yak Drink

by Ti » Nov 18th 09 11:44 pm

yee wrote:Image

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No-one posted real Tibetan tea so far. This is Tibetan black tea made using technology similar to other Chinese black teas such as shu puerh or lu bao. It is also drank still(without milk and salt...).

My opinion is that the tea is just wonderful, it is really different from anything i have tried before.
Where can I get that tea? I've not seen it before.

I have some Tibetan Flame brick and some Tibetan Mushroom now that I think of it. I'm going to try the butter tea with those next time.

Nov 19th 09 5:17 am
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Re: Yak Drink

by Tea and coffee » Nov 19th 09 5:17 am

Intuit wrote:Moderation may be advisable.

Brick tea fluoride as a main source of adult fluorosis.
Cao J, Zhao Y, Liu J, Xirao R, Danzeng S, Daji D, Yan Y. Food Chem Toxicol. 2003 41(4):535-42.

An epidemiological survey was conducted in Naqu County, Tibet in September 2001 to investigate the manifestations of fluorosis in adults caused by the habitual consumption of brick tea. Profiles were obtained for the total daily fluoride intake, environmental fluoride levels and average urinary fluoride concentration, and a physical examination and a skeletal radiographic study were conducted. One hundred and eleven 30-78-year-old adults were enrolled. It was found that the fluoride level of water sources in Naqu County was 0.10+/-0.03 mg/l; no evidence of fluoride air pollution was found, but the brick tea water processed foods--zamba and buttered tea--had fluoride contents of 4.52+/-0.74 mg/kg and 3.21+/-0.65 mg/l, respectively. The adult daily fluoride intake reached 12 mg, of which 99% originated from the brick tea-containing foods. The positive rate of clinical symptoms by physical examination was 89%; furthermore, 42 of the 111 subjects were diagnosed by X-ray. The positive examination rate was 83%. Although the osteosclerosis-type skeletal fluorosis (overall increased bone matrix density) affected 74%, arthropathy and arthritis affected a significant number of the patients, resulting in functional disability. The results suggest that this brick tea-type fluorosis had even more severe adverse effects on human health compared with both the water-type and coal combustion-type fluorosis that occurred in other areas of China.
Interesting,
I also read online that some people in the US were having similar issues with the Tazo green tips...might have read that on amazon not too sure.
How could the test people be sure it is the actual tea and not the container it is brewed in or some other tea item?

From reading what you posted the vilage water had to evidence on fluoride...but the finished tea product does...

Nov 19th 09 1:14 pm
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Re: Yak Drink

by yee » Nov 19th 09 1:14 pm

Intuit wrote:Moderation may be advisable.

Brick tea fluoride as a main source of adult fluorosis.
Cao J, Zhao Y, Liu J, Xirao R, Danzeng S, Daji D, Yan Y. Food Chem Toxicol. 2003 41(4):535-42.

An epidemiological survey was conducted in Naqu County, Tibet in September 2001 to investigate the manifestations of fluorosis in adults caused by the habitual consumption of brick tea. Profiles were obtained for the total daily fluoride intake, environmental fluoride levels and average urinary fluoride concentration, and a physical examination and a skeletal radiographic study were conducted. One hundred and eleven 30-78-year-old adults were enrolled. It was found that the fluoride level of water sources in Naqu County was 0.10+/-0.03 mg/l; no evidence of fluoride air pollution was found, but the brick tea water processed foods--zamba and buttered tea--had fluoride contents of 4.52+/-0.74 mg/kg and 3.21+/-0.65 mg/l, respectively. The adult daily fluoride intake reached 12 mg, of which 99% originated from the brick tea-containing foods. The positive rate of clinical symptoms by physical examination was 89%; furthermore, 42 of the 111 subjects were diagnosed by X-ray. The positive examination rate was 83%. Although the osteosclerosis-type skeletal fluorosis (overall increased bone matrix density) affected 74%, arthropathy and arthritis affected a significant number of the patients, resulting in functional disability. The results suggest that this brick tea-type fluorosis had even more severe adverse effects on human health compared with both the water-type and coal combustion-type fluorosis that occurred in other areas of China.

Which can(but not necessary will) happen if you consume more than 5l. of tea daily for a very long period of time.

Nov 19th 09 2:06 pm
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Re: Yak Drink

by yee » Nov 19th 09 2:06 pm

Ti wrote:
yee wrote:Image



No-one posted real Tibetan tea so far. This is Tibetan black tea made using technology similar to other Chinese black teas such as shu puerh or lu bao. It is also drank still(without milk and salt...).

My opinion is that the tea is just wonderful, it is really different from anything i have tried before.
Where can I get that tea? I've not seen it before.

I have some Tibetan Flame brick and some Tibetan Mushroom now that I think of it. I'm going to try the butter tea with those next time.


You want to look for Sichuan black tea 四川边茶.

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_ur ... =yfp-t-701 There is some information about it.