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Thought I'd pass this on. My primary care physician, a Board Certified Internist with a profound interest in preventative medicine suggested this drink for it's powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory benefits.

Brew some green tea (matcha) and put in a pinch each of cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. You can add a half packet of stevia if desired. Not bad tasting at all.  -J

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Just now, Backlighting said:

Thought I'd pass this on. My primary care physician, a Board Certified Internist with a profound interest in preventative medicine suggested this drink for it's powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory benefits.

Brew some green tea (matcha) and put in a pinch each of cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. You can add a half packet of stevia if desired. Not bad tasting at all.  -J

If you have a cup of that every day for the next fifty years you will live to a ripe old age

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1 minute ago, BaalChatzaf said:

If you have a cup of that every day for the next fifty years you will live to a ripe old age

I'm already approaching a ripe old age. Perhaps I'll revert back to my teens. lol

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1 hour ago, Mikee said:

Hmmm.  I do coffee, turmeric, cocoa, and cayanne pepper fairly often.  I'll add some cinnamon.  I already drink green tea, I'll try all that there too.  Thanks!

Mikee, that's a good mix too. You could also substitute Dandelion tea in place of coffee or green tea with the additional additives.

Check this out:

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/dandelion

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Joe,

That's an interesting brew.

I've recently gotten into matcha green tea. It's like drinking powered pasture (grass and weeds), but I like it.

:) 

I drink it plain and, frankly, don't get that whole frothing thing. I even got an electric frother, but frothing seems like an artificial snob ritual more than a pleasure inherent in the tea. Something like James Bond demanding his martini to be shaken, not stirred. So I just stir it up and chug it down, actually I sip it like I would a cup of coffee.

:) 

I'll experiment with those other ingredients and see if I find a mix I like. At first blush, I'm not crazy about the pepper idea, but I'll see.

Michael

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6 minutes ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Joe,

That's an interesting brew.

I've recently gotten into matcha green tea. It's like drinking powered pasture (grass and weeds), but I like it.

:) 

I drink it plain and, frankly, don't get that whole frothing thing. I even got an electric frother, but frothing seems like an artificial snob ritual more than a pleasure inherent in the tea. Something like James Bond demanding his martini to be shaken, not stirred. So I just stir it up and chug it down, actually I sip it like I would a cup of coffee.

:) 

I'll experiment with those other ingredients and see if I find a mix I like. At first blush, I'm not crazy about the pepper idea, but I'll see.

Michael

It sure does taste like grass. I'm used to it though, having lived in Japan during my stint in the Army. It was prepared frothy there. I got this inexpensive whisker... works well. Great for beating eggs too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAINLESS-STEEL-BLENDER-MIXER-HAND-HELD-PRESS-WHISK-/152239290960?hash=item23722b3a50

I get my matcha from this source...quick delivery and the product seems fresh:

http://stores.ebay.com/Matcha-Warehouse-USA?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

Cayenne pepper: I sprinkle it on almost everything I eat. It's a really potent anti-inflammatory...has other benefits as well.

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/cayenne

Drink up! --Joe

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On 9/14/2016 at 8:03 PM, Backlighting said:

I get my matcha from this source...quick delivery and the product seems fresh:

http://stores.ebay.com/Matcha-Warehouse-USA?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

Cayenne pepper: I sprinkle it on almost everything I eat. It's a really potent anti-inflammatory...has other benefits as well.

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/cayenne

Drink up! --Joe

Joe,

Here's the brand I got: MatchaDNA Organic Powdered Matcha Green Tea.

I don't know enough about the ins and outs to know if this is the best stuff, so I used the over 3,700 Amazon reviews that are mostly positive. Seems like it was a good choice for the price, but I might try yours when this runs out.

I decided to give your drink in all its glory a go with my own spin.

Rather than a pinch of cocoa, I put in a heaping teaspoon full unsweetened cocoa powder (baking cocoa). Then a half teaspoon of matcha powder, a pinch each of cayenne pepper and cinnamon and a couple of dashes of peppermint essential oil. I also add a small packet of stevia sweetener (full packet). I use hot water, not milk.

I normally don't like to use sweetener or sugar (especially not in coffee or tea), but without it, this stuff tastes like dogshit.

:)

With the stevia, it's got a nice zing to it and I believe I just found a great new drink for sipping on while I study and write. Not zero cal because of the extra cocoa powder, but about as close to it as you can get.

Thanks for starting this thread.

Ohh... I just saw that Mike adds turmeric...

Hmmm...

:) 

Michael

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3 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Joe,

Here's the brand I got: MatchaDNA Organic Powdered Matcha Green Tea.

I don't know enough about the ins and outs to know if this is the best stuff, so I used the over 3,700 Amazon reviews that are mostly positive. Seems like it was a good choice for the price, but I might try yours when this runs out.

I decided to give your drink in all its glory a go with my own spin.

Rather than a pinch of cocoa, I put in a heaping teaspoon full unsweetened cocoa powder (baking cocoa). Then a half teaspoon of matcha powder, a pinch each of cayenne pepper and cinnamon and a couple of dashes of peppermint essential oil. I also add a small packet of stevia sweetener (full packet). I use hot water, not milk.

I normally don't like to use sweetener or sugar (especially not in coffee or tea), but without it, this stuff tastes like dogshit.

:)

With the stevia, it's got a nice zing to it and I believe I just found a great new drink for sipping on while I study and write. Not zero cal because of the extra cocoa powder, but about as close to it as you can get.

Thanks for starting this thread.

Ohh... I just saw that Mike adds turmeric...

Hmmm...

:) 

Michael

Looks like you found, like me, a beneficial concoction that's palatable. Yeah, the stevia is a must add to the mix.The matcha you get seems to be top shelf. As for the tumeric Mike adds, it's also a good anti-inflammatory, like cayenne. See here: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric

You can also look into brewing dandelion tea. Having it with meals is supposed aid in digestion and de-tox the liver, kidneys & gall bladder. My internal medicine doc swears by it. (I'm all for de-toxification...lol)

I contacted the Hershey Co. to find out whether the special dark or the natural unsweetened cocoa contained the most nutrients. Surprisingly it is the natural, lighter type, not the special dark. https://www.thehersheycompany.com/en_us/products/product/hersheys-natural-unsweetened-cocoa-8-ounce-cans.html

-J

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