Monday, September 18, 2006

The healing power of Green Tea (Review)

I recently picked up a box of a Green Tea Sampler by Stash because three months ago, I decided to give quitting smoking another go. Originally, I quit smoking in January, but slipped up around the time we had to move in late May for a few weeks and then quit again. Since then, I have not slipped up and I don't have any desire to. Anyhow, I heard that Green Tea is a great antioxidant and can help in the process of detoxing your body. I've been using it here and there, but wanted to try a bunch of others and found this box at my local grocer.

Let's flash forward to yesterday morning. I woke up with a sore throat and knew that something was trying to invade my system. By 6pm last night I was in bed, shivering with the chills and a lowgrade fever. This morning I got up and took my daughter to school, and decided that maybe this green tea stuff could help my throat and help me feel better. This pack of tea includes two samples of the following teas:

  • Chai Green
  • Fusion Green & White
  • Jasmine Blossom
  • Lemon Spice
  • Moroccan Mint
  • Organic Green
  • Premium Green
  • Sushi Bar Mild Green
I drank a cup of Premium Green, which I thought was delicious, but didn't have too much of an effect on my aching throat. By mid-morning/early afternoon I decided that Moroccan Mint was probably something I wanted to go with, so I drank a cup of that, and not only was it absolutely delicious, but it was also very soothing to my throat. I haven't had as much pain since I drank that tea. Later on I tried Fusion Green & White, which was very mellow but also soothing on the throat. I just finished up a cup of Lemon Spice, which was an interesting blend of lemongrass with green and black tea. I guess I really went on a tea binge today, but anything to stop my throat from aching at this point.

If you ever see this, it's a great green tea sampler. I can't wait to try the Chai Green one! I paid under $5 for this box, and it had 18 bags of tea in it. You may be able to find it at your local Albertson's (which is where I found it) or another grocer.


At 4:51 PM, Blogger Garrett said...

I love STASH! I buy their brand all the time. Try their Earl Grey or their Blueberry!

At 11:52 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Blueberry! Ooh that sounds delicious!! Thanks for the recommendations. I like this tea a lot, but I have to say, so far, my favorite has been the Moroccan Mint Green Tea.

At 8:15 PM, Blogger Mazenbloo said...

I will have to look for them. Sounds interesting!

And btw, congrats on the not smoking! That's awesome!

At 10:13 AM, Blogger ¬©Jac said...

I love Green Tea and also love STASH! My step-siblings grandparents live in Turkey, and used to bring them the good green tea all the time! YUM!


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