Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe.If you want, you could tell us your Thanksgiving plans. Where will you be? What will you eat?My point is that we’re pretty relaxed over here, and posts like that are as welcome as menus and recipes.When your Food on Fridays contribution is ready, just grab the broccoli button (the big one above or smaller option at the bottom) to paste at the top of your post. It ties us together visually.Then plug your name and link into Linky Tools.
Food on Fridays with Ann
Some readers may already be familiar with my love of PG Tips. It’s almost as intense as my love of Nutella.Well, PG Tips noticed how much I rave about them and sent me some samples. First they sent me boxes of my beloved black tea. Then, not too terribly long ago, they sent me samples of their green tea.I’m not a big green tea drinker, but I decided it was time to give it a try.So I pulled out a Japanese mug that my mother-in-law gave me. It belonged to my husband’s grandmother, who was a missionary to Japan.I brewed some of the tea.It’s supposed to be really good for you. I know that because I had the stomach flu a couple of weeks ago and while lying in bed feeling miserable, I watched some daytime television shows like Dr. Oz, and he said to drink green tea because it’s got polyphenols that have antioxidant properties.So, anyway, I decided to try the green tea from PG Tips.I sipped.I wasn’t sure about it. I’ve had green tea in the past, but it’s been a long time.And of course those of you who drink tea know that green tea doesn’t taste at all like black tea.But I kept thinking about Dr. Oz and the polyphenols and thought, well, I guess I should go ahead and drink the entire cup.So I did.I’m grateful for the sample. I’ll drink it from time to time. I’ll offer it to my guests.But nothing can replace regular PG Tips black tea.Note: I was not paid to write about PG Tips nor did they ask me to write a review in exchange for free tea. They simply spotted me as a fan and sent me a trial box of green tea without any strings attached. And I like tea so much—black tea, that is—that I naturally wrote about it.On another note, if you need some Thanksgiving ideas in preparation for next week, I offer Three Thanksgiving Tips at this archived post.
Stretch Mark Mama says
I’ve never been a fan of green tea. My mom says she brews a bag of green tea along with a bag of black tea and that helps.
My current favorite in the tea category is Stash’s Earl Gray. And also their English Breakfast tea. Mmm.
I like the idea of blending the two! Never, ever, ever would have thought of that! I like Stash’s English Breakfast very much. It’s so flavorful.
April@The 21st Century Housewife says
I’m not a fan of green tea either, in fact it makes me feel a bit queasy for some strange reason. But it’s so good for you, I was sad I could not get the benefits. At the same show where the Restaurant Experience was, there was a tea company marketing something called matcha powder from Japan. It is concentrated ground green tea leaves – you mix a quarter teaspoon with some juice once a day and apparently get the same antioxidant benefits as green tea. It doesn’t taste very good, but I can drink it without feeling queasy and I feel a lot more energetic since I’ve started taking it. Unless that’s just a placebo effect… One thing is for sure, nothing can replace my lovely cups of black tea 🙂 Have a great weekend!!
“Matcha powder” sounds really adventurous, as if it might ignite! I’m going to watch specialty stores for that stuff.
I’m not a real fan of anything hot, so I would drink neither version, but I have noticed that green tea has been recommended on a couple of websites for skin and hair… and ‘actual drinking’ is hardly ever mentioned.
I’ve seen references to using it for hair rinses and as a component of homemade clay facials, etc…. but never drinking. Mind you, I have not yet tried it, but at least you can take comfort in knowing that there are other options out there…. right? 🙂
Hmmm….so I can brew it, admire it, and then wash my hair with it? I might have to explore that possibility, since I have this nice box full of green tea bags and not a big attraction to the flavor.
Here in the American Midwest, temperatures are dropping and I’m craving warm drinks. Sometimes I like to make them just so I can hold them and warm up my hands. How I dream of a tropical climate like yours, Ruth!
Concetta's Cafe says
Thank you for hosting our Friday Food Party! I love tea – most every kind – except I do not love Earl Grey – and I do love green tea. My favorite tea would have to be Sweet Wild Orange by Tazo – oh so delicious!
Have a great weekend!
Sweet Wild Orange sounds delicious and refreshing! I’m going to track that down, Concetta! Thanks for the recommendation!
I will have to admit that I’m an avid drinker of green tea – at least 4 cups a day! I love it! 🙂
So…I have a question for an avid green tea drinker: do you sweeten it with honey or drink it plain?
Janis@Open My Ears Lord says
The few times I tried green tea, I found it made me a little edgy–like a double shot of caffeine. My favorite tea is the Good Earth tea that has such a delightful blend of sweet and cinnamon but with no sugar added. I buy the caffeine free type. And I like it both hot or cold (depending on the season).
Thank you for your fun Food on Fridays carnival and your visit. I hope I get to meet you some day and we can try several of these great recipes together!
Megan Willome says
I adore green tea and drink about 2 quarts a day, but I cold brew it (throw four bags in a pitcher and let it sit overnight). When it’s hot, it turns my stomach. For hot tea, I need black or rooibus. I don’t sweeten at all, because I have sugar issues. There are a million green blends–with fruit or jasmine or mint or basically anything you can think of. Those are a little lighter than the true Asian teas.
hahaha……..no strings attached, that’s funny! One of the reasons I love PG tea, they have no strings. It is my favorite tea. Haven’t tried the green yet, I’ll give it a try 🙂
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