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View Poll Results: Which is your daily drink?
Coffee 17 27.87%
Tea 20 32.79%
Both 16 26.23%
No habit of both 8 13.11%
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Old 18th February 2010, 18:53   #16
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Giving up tea? You must be kidding. It is something that I started at the age of 2.
Yes, as per my parents, I threw up hell lot of tantrums to get my daily cup of tea, at that age.

May be some issue with the internal wirings.

One cup in the morning, one at around 4pm. These two cups are must.
There is no limit to the maximum cups, though. I prefer black tea - the ones without milk.

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In the morning, yes. In the afternoon, still worse - milk powder - from the stupid tea vending machine at office.
clevermax, you would have got the clue by now. Milk is acid inducing, and tea/coffee acts as a catalyst in the process. Where as black tea is not that much damaging.

Herbal tea is supposed to have medicinal values.

Buddhist folklore has it that
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Sticking with just 2 cups of tea, ~10.00AM & 4.00PM.

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Maximum of 3 cups of coffee a day !
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Old 18th February 2010, 19:14   #19
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Give up tea? Give up Darjeeling tea?
I am not out of my mind yet!
I am trying to get myself a pack of Makaibari tea, arguably one of the best Darjeeling teas in the world.

Another favourite is Earl Grey.

Give up tea? Not on your life Sir.
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Never even can dream about leaving tea. I keep on feeling sleepy till I get my cup of tea. But don't drink too many, only 2-3 cups a day. Morning and then afternoon/evening. Actually I feel so sleepy without a cup of tea that my friends told that I've an addiction problem. I like both milk (the one I make myself;-) ) and black tea. Somehow couldn't like the green tea.
Nowadays having coffee also but that doesn't do the trick for me.
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Old 18th February 2010, 20:10   #21
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I drink both coffee and tea like a fish. Black coffee and green/ black tea. pretty much all day long in my 12 oz mug. mug full each time.
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clevermax, you would have got the clue by now. Milk is acid inducing, and tea/coffee acts as a catalyst in the process. Where as black tea is not that much damaging.
Yes I got it. But I don't like black tea, otherwise it has to be black coffee for me, but in my experience, that is not good for my stomach either. Giving up is the best, at least the morning one before breakfast.

My Coffee/Tea-less days starts tomorrow. Don't know how long it's gonna last, may be a week, may be two days. Will wait and see how it goes. Last time when it happened accidentally, I started having a terrible headache by afternoon, just 24 hours after the last coffee but in between consumed a lot of C2H5OH as I was at the Oktoberfest in Munich.

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I started drinking Tea on a regular basis only during my Post grad days & till 1 year or two back I used to have Tea just to give company to people around me. I used to have my chocolate Milk till last year.

This reminds me that I need to get back to that habit of drinking milk again

Now I have 2 cups of tea or max 4 on a long day.

And yes I too suffer from acidity problems.

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Though I drink T C both, its for tp purpose.
I had given up TC for almost 5 years. No issues.
Now I am trying various types of Ts n Cs.
Will stop that too after I get bored.
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Yes I got it. But I don't like black tea, otherwise it has to be black coffee for me, but in my experience, that is not good for my stomach either. Giving up is the best, at least the morning one before breakfast.
No, no. Coffee does not have the same effect. Coffee (black or with milk) is acid inducing.
In fact, for people suffering from acute GE, ginger tea is advised. And coffee is strongly discouraged.

When it comes to health, tea beats coffee hands down. This is not my opinion, but those of scientists.
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I found this thread topic vague, T/C is not drugs or intoxicants for heaven sake that we should give up!
I know Coffee contains caffeine, but Tea is mostly harmless, infact good for health esp Green tea widely consumed in Middle East.

In India, I am mostly on Tea ( 2 - 3 times a day), and when I am abroad it is mostly Coffee.

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When it comes to health, tea beats coffee hands down. This is not my opinion, but those of scientists.
Tea is supposed to be one of the healthiest drinks around. Cannot ever think of giving it up.

Antioxidants

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In fact, I advise people professionally to have a lot of it .

BBC News | HEALTH | Tea 'good for teeth'

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I know Coffee contains caffeine, but Tea is mostly harmless, infact good for health esp Green tea widely consumed in Middle East.
But Tea also contains caffeine. But it is milder than coffee I think.
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I know Coffee contains caffeine, but Tea is mostly harmless, infact good for health esp Green tea widely consumed in Middle East.
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Tea is supposed to be one of the healthiest drinks around. Cannot ever think of giving it up.

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In fact, I advise people professionally to have a lot of it .

BBC News | HEALTH | Tea 'good for teeth'
My view is anything that's not "needed" doesn't have to be in my diet. There are many good things that people have discovered and have kept changing their opinion. But to me the healthiest drink is water. I know some people who have had ginseng and other herbs for no reason and have gotten into trouble.

As far as having it for taste is concerned, it' a different story alogether. I still have it if it's a rainy day, wifey makes pakodas and insists I have a half cup of spiced tea.

Off late I have stopped advising anybody to have something because it's good for health. If it's "needed", yes, I do advise it.
hypothetical scenario: what if 10 yrs down the line somebody discovers it causes irreversible damage to one's body over generations.

EDIT: I stopped it in my college days because my family was used to very high sugar level in tea (still is) and I just didn't like it.

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But Tea also contains caffeine. But it is milder than coffee I think.
Yes, both contain caffeine.

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Did I hear, next to water?

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I found this thread topic vague, T/C is not drugs or intoxicants for heaven sake that we should give up!
Tolerance, addiction, withdrawal? Aren't we talking about those? clevermax is forced to quit, and looking for sharing the experience with/from others. But at the moment he is in a clear minority as others are swearing by their favorite drink. No one ever gives up, looks like.
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