Everywhere I go lately people have been pushing green tea at me.
Is it really good for me?
What makes it better for me than whatever's in my usual glass of iced Lipton?
And how should I drink it to get all the healthful benefits? Do I need to buy a particular blend from a tea specialty shop? Is there a proper way to brew it?
What about all the bottled stuff? Looks like everything else convenient stores and supermarkets and fast food chains push at Americans to drink, another wet form of candy. Do I get any benefits from drinking mass produced green tea candy drinks?
Anything that will help me cut back on soda and coffee's got to be good for me, but whenever some great new wonderful comes along that's supposed to anti-oxidize me, flush all the toxins from my system, fill me up with renewed vim, vigor, and verve, keep me young, strong, and enthusiastically sexy until I'm 80, and otherwise make my doctor and dentist happy with me, I can't help thinking of that scene in Woody Allen's Sleeper.
"Take it! It's tobacco! It's the best thing for you!"