So as this blog (finally, at LONG LAST – hehe! ) kicks off . . . here is a question I’ve often gotten asked from friends and family alike.

And one that people have noticed when in mainland China as well, that being the problem of “stained teeth” (but without the “smell” that goes with the real nasty version of it).

What do I mean?

Well, if you look at most tea drinkers (REGULAR tea drinkers), and REAL tea like yours truly imports (not the garbage you get at the supermarkets, for instance, that masquerade as “real green tea”) then you’ll likely see some discoloration on the teeth and some faint brownish marks as well.

A lighter version of what you would see with smokers or chewing tobacco users, perhaps . . .

And a lot of people put down the discoloration on the teeth to the fact that mainland Chinese, even in this day and age – in 2020 – smoke – a LOT!

Tobacco usage is rampant in China, and yet, while this is thought of as the reason why teeth sometimes tend to get discolored, it ain’t the only reason.

Organic teas consumed throughout the day can do it, especially darker teas such as we sell on our website HERE (for now, that’s the link – I’ll have the shop operational on THIS SITE shortly as well).

Such as my personal favorite “hong cha” (red tea in Chinese, and we Westerners know it as black tea, hehe). Without the milk and sugar of course! 😉

If there is ONE way to COMPLETELY RUIN a drink with possibly more health benefits than any other it is by adding milk and sugar to tea (yes, I’m being honest!) as people “normally” do. Completely destroys most of the benefits, not to mention the authentic taste.

I’ll have more on that later, but for now, another favorite of mine is puh er cha – another dark(er) tea, and especially the ages versions.

And the fermented versions, and the unfermented versions. And the ones aged more than 20 years, and 100, and 500!

YES – there is GREAT variety when it comes to Chinese teas, and AS MUCH benefit as well to the entire body!

And yes, the darker teas do sometimes cause discoloration on the teeth, but it’s easily removed if you brush regularly or if you drink a lot of tea, perhaps you could use whiteners (if you so choose).

Either way, I find it hardly noticeable, and definitely no smell, and all the other health benefits (there are many on the front page of the site, but to be honest these merely SKIM the surface of the benefits!) are well worth the slight inconvenience of having to clean ones teeth more frequently.

Anyway, as we go along, I’ll be sending daily emails (or almost daily, or more! 😉) out on this site as well (as with the rest of my fitness and other sites). Or I’ll try to, at least, hehe. But it’s been a while and I haven’t gotten this off the ground – so I plan on doing so – now!

Stay tuned then for daily posts on green tea (another favorite!) and all forms of jasmine, pu er, black and other Chinese teas – as well as more on the health benefits and the IDEAL way and temperature at which to prepare each.

For now though its adios – and if you’re interested in sourcing genuine Chinese, tea, please shoot me an email at info@shristiimports.com, and I’ll get back to you asap.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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