Tea anyone?

Discussion in 'Health' started by SnakeCharmer, Feb 7, 2019.



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  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    A friend turned me on to 3 or 4 different teas. One of them is cinnamon, which I like to have before bed. It relaxes me and it offers health benefits such as digestive equalization and a reduction in inflammation, and it tastes great. Who else here is a tea drinker and what are the benefits of the teas you enjoy?
     
  2. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Drinkin some right now b4 bed!
     
  3. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    :whistling:All my wealth won’t buy me health, so i’ll just smoke a pint of tea a day.:whistling:
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Even though I'm a coffee drinker at heart, I still like a cup of green tea every now and then... Right now I'm working on a blend that my wife brought back from Harrods in London. Good stuff... Green tea with sencha and lemongrass. :thumbsup:

    When that runs out, I'll pick up some of the Japanese rice tea...
     
  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    If I'm patient enough I'll steep some... not too often though.
     
  6. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I usually let my green tea steep for about 5 minutes... While waiting, I usually have two shots of espresso. :p
     
  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Smart use of time!
     
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  8. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Nunya
    Name:
    Beavis
    Current Bike:
    Huffy
    I start out my day with a cup of coffee then switch to green tea the rest of the day, maybe 2-3 cups. I also drink a dandelion root tea with cinnamon and hibiscus in it once a day.

    I have a fancy loose leaf tea setup but get lazy and use the free green tea bags at work.
     
  9. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Phoenix dragon pearls....:inlove:... Drink it often .

    ..... But coffee is my go to .
     
  10. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Yes to tea and a bigger YES PLEASE to coffee. I like Yerba mate, straight black tea and chai.
    The cinnamon sounds delish tho, love cinnamon I could eat C powder with a spoon.
     
  11. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Nunya
    Name:
    Beavis
    Current Bike:
    Huffy
    I was on a Yerba Mate kick for awhile, donyou drink yours out of a proper gourd? (I don’t)

    The dandelion/cinnamon/hibiscus tea is good for digestion and inflammation, supposed to flush the kidneys too. I drink a lot of water after having my cup because dandelion is a diuretic.

    Having my daily cup of it now :)
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  12. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Psh, no I use my giant mug...I can’t imgaine it would taste much different using that contraption..and I’m lazy!
    I like dandelion tea, it’s really earthy. I did not know that it was a diauretic, that’s good info!
    Do you believe the hype about Yerba mate causing cancer?
     
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  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Green Tea!
    By the gallons. I drink it every day. They say (whoever “they” are) that the whiter the tea the better it is for you. I don’t know why.
     
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  14. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    No coffee??
     
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  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Nope!
    Apparently I’m a weirdo. I don’t drink any hot drinks. Not even hot chocolate.
    I have no concept of the word ... “sip”. :eek:
     
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  16. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    I drink tea all day everyday. Mostly green and black teas. I like my tea “iced”.
     
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  17. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Nunya
    Name:
    Beavis
    Current Bike:
    Huffy
    Not in moderation, I thought I read that it was only happening in people who use it heavily on a pretty constant daily basis. I think I also read that anything consumed while too hot can be bad for your mouth/throat over time.

    Growing up my family only drank iced tea at restaurants and I don’t drink soda at all today. We had sodas at home but also made a lot of sun tea. Love me some good sun tea on ice..
     
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  18. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Lol, you are a nut Mikie;)
    I was off of coffee for a while, but I’ve been craving it lately.
     
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  19. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Yeah, I think you’re right...everything in moderation. I drank it for a few yrs consistently and felt the need to quit for a while. I love that’s there’s no highs and lows with it.
    Sun tea in the summer is the best!
     
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  20. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cave Creek, AZ
    Name:
    Tom
    A cup of Chamomile tea before bed to relax...
    A little green(tea) & sometimes the old school Goodearth sweet n spicy...
     
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  21. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Vendetta/Smash
    Organic green tea almost every day.

    A mellow alternative to the coffee train, and it’s a big part of the weezl’s culture. I have a cup of regular coffee once a year just to remember what black market stimulants felt like.

    Tea is one of the few staples I stock while bikepacking (or thermos for stove-free gigs). It’s a real morale booster. You can’t expect to find anything decent in rural podunk, but a handful of bags weighs nothing. Jetboil Sol Ti isobutane stove...I can make a cup of tea in the field faster than you :sneaky::geek:
     
  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    There might be one of these in my Kokopelli pack... I bet it's fast! :p

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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Worth every penny!!!
     
  24. MolarM

    MolarM Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Mike Belda
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I’ll drink any kind of tea. But on a daily basis- regular Lipton black. I buy it at Costco, in a very large box. I’ll also drink mint, chamomile, and I like “lemon zinger” and those hibiscus flavors
     
  25. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    I drink matcha green tea, first thing every morning, mixed with turmeric powder, maca powder, black pepper, lemon juice and stevia. Later in the morning I have my cup of cold brew coffee :)
     
  26. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Wowzah! Going health all out!
    I figured you would have some Jack in your tea in the morning wild woman! :)
     
  27. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Usually drink green tea. Coffee in the am, tea in the afternoon.

    Chai, rooibos are probably my favorite and down right delicious.

    Winter dream from the coffee Bean is superb. Especially in latte form.
     
  28. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    :laugh::Roflmao....nah....I only save my wildness for when I'm around you, @Mikie ;)
     
  29. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    You always know the right thing to say! :inlove:
     
  30. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I’ll mtb with you if you bring this mean machine!
     
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