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Orange Pekoe Tea

 
 
Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 07:22 am
I know that Green Tea is the wonder tea of the century. But what about Orange Pekoe?

Does it have any of the same benefits?
 
mismi
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 07:40 am
@Bella Dea,
I think there is a process that makes Green Tea more healthy than Orange Pekoe, Black and Oolong. I might be wrong though. I read somewhere that the pulverization and fermentation of the other teas (as in bagged teas) causes tanins and something else to be released. Tea is not as flavorful and it is not as good for you.

I am trying to look it up.

The reason Green tea is so good is it is left with larger leaves and is not fermented - just lightly dried. So there are more Catechin antioxidants.

But I do have a tendency to enjoy Earl Grey (black tea I think) the most.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 02:56 pm
@Bella Dea,
oh my ! one of my favourite topics - I have quite a few sites bookmarked on tea and health

black, white, green teas are all quite good for you. Lemme dig into the bookmarks!
mismi
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 03:00 pm
@ehBeth,
Good ehBeth...I was going by memory. It's not so good sometimes.

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 03:03 pm
My favorite cup of tea is when I mix two or more, of black, green, etc. Usually hot and with about a teaspoonful of raw honey.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 03:10 pm
@mismi,
Black Tea or Green Tea - Which is Healthier?
Researchers now believe black tea provides many of the same health benefits as green tea


http://images.suite101.com/422280_com_teavanderdeckenwikipedia.jpg

time for tea
Quote:
Does black tea have the same health-promoting effect? Zhi-Yuan Wang of Rutgers University wanted to find out. He gave mice some carcinogens that normally cause skin tumors. A fourth of his mice were given green tea, a fourth got black tea, another fourth got decaffeinated black, and the last fourth got plain water. Sure enough, the green-tea-drinking mice developed 70% fewer tumors than the water drinkers. SEVENTY PERCENT FEWER! These are the kinds of findings that have awakened so much interest in tea. The numbers are big.

There are a lot of things people can do to improve their health, but usually the effect of any one of them is relatively small. Tea is different. For something so easy and pleasant to do, it is startling how great a difference it can make. The good news for us black tea lovers is the the black-tea-drinking mice also had 70% fewer tumors than the water drinkers. The decaf-tea drinkers had 60% fewer tumors " still a good showing.


Among all varieties of tea - black, green, white, oolong, red, herbal - which one offers the most health benefits?

http://images.suite101.com/422278_com_teaplantkoehlerimages1887.jpg

8 reasons to drink tea : Improve your health with a daily cuppa -- here's the scoop.

The Health Benefits Of Tea

Maximizing Tea's Health Benefits
Preparation is the Key to Antiox


gosh, I didn't realize I had so many Embarrassed





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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 03:10 pm
@mismi,
n/p - apparently I've done some kind of search on this in the past Shocked Laughing
mismi
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 03:13 pm
@ehBeth,
These are wonderful!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 06:24 pm
@ehBeth,
Sorta like when I play Bach's Little Fugue on the kazoo. I always say that I musta taken lessons .

We drink Rooibos (SA red bush tea). Its a wonderful calmative and digestive aid.

Will it kill me?
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 07:02 am
Thank you!

I am not much of a tea drinker but I am trying to lose weight and I only like a little sugar in my tea versus cream and sugar in my coffee. Just a small substitution that I can make. Not to mention, it's less caffiene and now I see, good for me.

I am trying to find some teas that I like...I like the fruity flavors. Any suggestions?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 04:33 pm
@Bella Dea,
Fruity flavours? like a tisane?
Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 04:38 pm
@ehBeth,
Oh my... is someone putting the kettle on....

<runs to cupboard to find some Rich Tea Biscuits>
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2008 06:49 am
@ehBeth,
What's a tisane?
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2008 07:04 am
@Bella Dea,
An herbal tea, tisane, or ptisan is an herbal infusion made from anything other than the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis).
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2008 02:01 pm
Hm. Don't know.

I like Orange Pekoe and it has a fruity flavor.
Isn't that tea?
mismi
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2008 02:05 pm
@Bella Dea,
http://www.cuisinenet.com/digest/ingred/tea/index.shtml

Pekoe teas

The word "pekoe," which is used in grading black teas, is a corruption of the Chinese word meaning "silver-haired." This refers to the silvery down found on especially young tea leaves. "Orange Pekoe" is a type familiar to most tea drinkers, and those who have tasted it are aware that it is neither flavored with oranges nor especially orange-colored. In this case, "Orange" probably comes from the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange. (The Dutch played a major role in bringing tea to the West, and the Dutch East India Company was the first large tea trading company in Europe.) So Orange Pekoe tea is a fancy grade of black tea, as indicated by the reference to Dutch nobility and the fact that it contains particularly young tea leaves. There are numerous grades of and variations on pekoe tea. In brief, the fancier it is, the younger the leaves used to make it -- and the less likely they are to have broken during processing. Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, for example, is made with the very tips of the branches, the leaf buds, which turn golden during fermenting. Broken Pekoe is made with fewer leaf tips, more stems, and the leaves are no longer whole. Pekoe Fannings and the smaller Pekoe Dust are tea leaves that have been crushed even more during processing. Fannings and dust are often used in tea bags because they release color and flavor into hot water more rapidly than larger or more tightly rolled pieces.



I don't think it tastes fruity Bella - it is good though!
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 07:52 am
@mismi,
It must be the brand I use....it really does taste fruity to me.
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 08:05 am
@Bella Dea,
it probably is the brand - I am sure they add different things to differentiate themselves from other brands. Makes sense to me.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 08:38 am
@Bella Dea,
I'd recommend picking up a pack like this to test different black teas - see what kind of flavour works for you

http://shop.twiningsusa.com/ProductImages/H_BlackVariety_250.jpg

http://www.twiningsusa.com/

another good brand available in the U.S.

http://www.bigelowtea.com/shop/tea.cfm

http://www.bigelowtea.com/images/catalog/62287.jpg

or pick up a small sampler from these guys

http://www.stashtea.com/

http://shopstashtea.com/

http://shopstashtea.com/teablack-asst.html (some verra good stuff to order on this page)

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/stashtea_2020_36203686
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2008 12:59 pm
There is a lot of information on tea here, but none on Orange Pekoe:

http://www.teavana.com/
 

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