Starbuck S Green Tea Latte Green Tea Or Not

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Lin - May 7

I've never been a Starbuck's fan. I'm more of a Peet's kinda gal. But I've recently become addicted to these green tea lattes and green tea & blackberry frappacinos. Damn, they're tasty! Anyway, what I'm wondering is this: can they really be considered green tea? I noticed the other day as I watched them make one that, like their chai lattes, they're made from powder. So, while they're certainly yummy, do they contain the same antioxidants you'd get from regular green tea? Will I benefit from drinking them the same as I would from drinking actual green tea? What do you think?

 

pakcan - May 7

chances are no you can only be certain if they actually use green tea in it natural form

 

Lin - May 7

I guess a better question would have been if anyone knows what their green tea drinks are made from (i.e. actual tea or just chemical flavoring). I mean, if the powder is made of ground up green tea leaves, then it shouldn't be any different than plain old green tea. -- Ok, I actually just did some Google searching, and it's apparently made from matcha, which results from a specific way of processing the tea leaves that actually yields *more* antioxidants than regular green tea. It's my understanding that this is likely the most beneficial ingredient and the one that doubles your chances of getting pregnant. Can anyone confirm or deny this? Jeanette? I know you've done a lot of reading on this kind of stuff.

 

jeanette - May 7

Well, the only thing I know is that real authentic green tea contains "flavonoid" antioxidants....which are the ones good for fertility. I havent done much research beyond that.

 

Lin - May 7

Thanks. I'll look it up and report what I find.

 

lauren h - May 7

Tazo® Green Tea Latte An intriguing blend of premium green tea, soothing steamed milk and delicately sweet melon. it says premium green tea, but who knows what it is.

 

lauren h - May 7

I just read a bunch on machata tea powder, which is what they use. and it has the same good stuff as the reg tea leaves does.

 

linds99 - May 8

Green tea--actually robs your body of folic acid...not good when you are trying to have a baby.

 

Keeli - May 8

Its good to drink it before ovulation in your cycle since it gives you lots of nutriends, and can promote ttc. Just don't drink it after o during the 2ww..

 

linds99 - May 8

You are right, green does does have a lot of nutrients, like vitamin e and carotene, and it is good for your immune system and cardiovascular system, but does anyone know about the caffeine in it? I read on this forum a few weeks ago that it has more caffeine in it than black tea???

 

Lin - May 8

I don't really care about the caffeine, personally, especially if it's just during the follicular phase. It's still got less than coffee.

 

linds99 - May 8

www.babycenter.com says While compounds found in green tea offer some protective health benefits, research hasn't shown that they boost fertility.

 

linds99 - May 8

I just found this on the internet...How can drinking green tea decrease fertility? Tannic acids, an element found in green tea, have been shown to cause fertility problems and greater chances at miscarrying. EGCG, the main disease-fighting antioxidant known as catechins in green tea may effect the blood vessel growth of a developing embryo. Another post-fertility issue related to an excessive intake of green tea involves the increased rate of birth defects.

 

Keeli - May 8

I'm not too worried about drinking it before o. After o, I don't drink it. Of course I have cut back on the cafeine, and like Linds said, that is a concern. As a subst_tute, I'm absolutely addicted to RRLT. It tastes just like black tea, and is so delicious hot. Its known for strengthening your uterus. Don't drink more than one cup a day after o, though, because it can cause contractions in your uterus at high levels. Like green tea, it is very high in nutrients!

 

linds99 - May 8

What is RRLT? What does that stand for :)

 

linds99 - May 8

Is that Raspberry tea?

 

Keeli - May 8

Yes, Red Raspberry Leaf Tea.

 

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