A Switch to Tea?

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Posted: 06 Jan 2013, 11:58
WebMD has a great short article on the benefits of tea.

I'm not disparaging coffee in anyway shape or form. I've found the switch to tea beneficial in a couple areas. I'm still going to have my Americano a couple time a week, but no more drinking coffee all day.

What I've noticed is I can drink a lot more when I'm drinking tea, reuse a bag for instance, and get lots of water. It's warming this time of year. And I find the caffeine is more spread out, less of a spike. Which makes me wonder if this might be the source of the potential weightloss benefits.
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Posted: 06 Jan 2013, 12:09
I have my cup of americano every morning...just can't give it up. But instead of coffee during the day I have switched to tea. I especially love green tea but have a large variety in my tea drawer. I feel alot better and there are no more crashes around 4. I sleep better too.


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Posted: 06 Jan 2013, 15:39
I brew a large pitcher of weakish green tea from loose tea leaves every morning. I pour and reheat it as desired. I drink it as a beverage, not for its medicinal qualities (if any).

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Posted: 06 Jan 2013, 21:05
Good idea with the pitcher, I'll never make it through the summer drinking hot tea Very Happy

So you're naturally drawn to green tea without want/need of it's potential health benefits? I find it grassy. I like oolong though, which is a bit more that direction. Straight black tea is perfectly appealing to me, seems quite sustainable as a habit.

I'm curious, how long have you been drinking a large pitcher of green tea a day?
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Posted: 08 Jan 2013, 02:09
Oolong is my favorite and drink it daily.

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Posted: 08 Jan 2013, 02:43
Yep, drink green tea. If you find it a bit grassy there is heaps of flavours out there
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