ethan wrote:jayinhk wrote:A few days at a time with one tea type seems to be fine, but for longer periods my system seems to suffer. Different teas are hot/cold according to Chinese medicine, so according to those principles, too much of one type can throw your system out of balance. I try to restrict myself to 10-15g of tea leaf a day now, but 5-8g would probably be healthier.
Interesting that you measure your intake of tea by the dry the leaf, not how many infusions or how many ml you drink.
I would think you can drink more tea if you always eat before sessions.
More simply, I try to either eat or drink water before each round of tea. This routine seems to prevent problems.
I eat and drink water all day--I'm caffeine sensitive, so while I could drink more, I start getting fidgety and my anxiety climbs up. I've actually cut down to 5-10g a day since I posted that!
With ripe pu erh or aged Hong Kong sheng, I often drink it along with my meals, like much of HK does every day. The same for Vietnamese greens, which are economical enough to drink with food without concern. Better teas get their own time, of course.
If I'm drinking Wuyi oolongs, the volume of liquid is much lower than if I drink a pu erh or green tea, so I go by dry leaf (that amount tends to stay consistent).