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Both 16 26.23%
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Old 18th February 2010, 22:27   #31
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Have seen my mother addicted to Tea. If she don't have every morning & evening then she suffer from bad headache.....

I stopped drinking Tea at the age of 16 yrs.
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Old 18th February 2010, 22:51   #32
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My view is anything that's not "needed" doesn't have to be in my diet.

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.
Tea as a herb has been around for far too long, and any harmful effects would have been thoroughly researched and reported a long time ago (in fact, a huge amount of scientific work has been done on tea and its properties already - and both green and black tea without the addition of milk or sugar, are genuinely good for you). Of course, just because everyone doesn't heed this advice (Drink Green Tea For Healthy Teeth And Gums), we manage to earn a living!

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Did I hear, next to water?
LOL. Were you suggesting anything else?
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Old 18th February 2010, 23:20   #33
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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.
Yea I am actually giving up the morning dose permanently. But will have a tea after food.

For the next few days, giving it up completely just to see for myself what kind of effect it has on me.
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Old 18th February 2010, 23:37   #34
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But will have a tea after food.
, don't do that. Taking tea immediately after food is not good. There are some ill effects, I think, like it prevents absorption of iron etc. Keep some time gap, like 2 hours.
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I keep a small stock in my office for my personal use.

Regular tea, Green tea, Coffee powder either nescafe or sunrise, Cold coffee mix and
lemon iced tea mix

Different types of glasses and cups for different beverages.

I don't like the vending machine in my office.
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, don't do that. Taking tea immediately after food is not good. There are some ill effects, I think, like it prevents absorption of iron etc. Keep some time gap, like 2 hours.
Thanks for the info. Will try to change that habit.

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Have seen my mother addicted to Tea. If she don't have every morning & evening then she suffer from bad headache.....
I stopped drinking Tea at the age of 16 yrs.
But did she ever notice that the headache lasts only two days without tea, then it subsides and goes.

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I absolutely cannot fathom what is about Tea or Coffee that humans cannot live without?

Its not like alcohol that gives you a high, and you keep returning to it, inspite of making endless resolves to quit it.


Edit: Is it caffeine? I can understand about strong black coffee, but otherwise it sound like bull, since even energy drinks like Red Bull have higher caffeine than regular Tea.
Seems to me like placebo working over a period of lifetime.

And if caffeine is required to kickstart your engine everyday, there is something very wrong with your engine (like most Americans).

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My interest towards tea started in my teens, and i never had tea before those years.
Its thankfully stayed as just a beverage i have, and it hasnt gotten to an major addiction state.. not yet! However, i do prefer to have atleast a cup or two of tea a day.

In office, a tea break is a welcome break from work, and gives a perfect platform for the usual gossip talks.

P.S. : I hate coffee!
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for me, its always the coffee, less on sugar and strong. i did try to quit drinking coffee . but failed couple of time. It seems that i cant do without a cup after my breakfast & in the evenings.

I have friend who is a hard core coffee drinker and keeps experimenting with many types. He drinks coffee every one hour !!!
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I gave up coffee, Alchohol, Cigarettes as advised by Dr. due to stomach (digestion) problems.

But now I am consuming lots of black tea, approx 6-7 cups a day (very light)

timings are
1 - 5.45AM (before BF)
2 - 8.30AM (After BF)
3 - 10 AM
4 - 11 AM
5 - 1PM (after lunch)
6 - 3 PM
7 - 4 PM

After reading your comments, thinking of reducing it to 2 from tomorrow.

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I stopped drinking coffee Long back.
were drinking atleast 7/8 tea per day 15 years back which is now reduced to
only two Black tea (one in the morning and one in the evening).
some days I dont drink tea at all!
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Have seen my mother addicted to Tea. If she don't have every morning & evening then she suffer from bad headache.....
My sister is the same way with coffee, if she doesnt have a cup every morning before work, she has a bad headache for the rest of the day.
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i dont take coffee or tea but off late have started having half cup tea once in a week on Saturdays or Sundays
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i dont take coffee or tea but off late have started having half cup tea once in a week on Saturdays or Sundays
I hope this thread had nothing to do with that.
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Tea. This is what I prefer. Coffee is not good for heart and health, that is what I heard. Can be wrong. I was told that coffee directly affects our heart beats.

When I am at home and free, I consume upto 6-7 cups of tea. Else 2-3 cups of tea daily.
The first cup in early morning is very important. I dont like getting up early, and even if I get up at 7:00 am, I cannot prepare my first cup of tea myself. That is another weakness.
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