Is too much tea bad for you?

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Postby teaspoon » Jan 25th, '06, 20:29

Well, where Ghost and I are from, the water is pretty good. Where I go to school, it is NASTY. As hell. So I use a Brita pitcher. Trust me Ghost, it makes a big difference in the taste. I've just never subjected you to tea made from the nastified tap water here.

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Postby AlTeavious » Jan 25th, '06, 22:14

as to the health issues...I drink half a litre of tea before work, 3-4 litres at work and another litre in the evening...I don't think you need to worry...but if you want to worry then worry about not drinking enough. You should be getting at least 64 oz of fluid a day, more if its tea (because tea is a diuretic (sp?)) or if you are exercising or if its hot.

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Postby Ghost of Tea » Jan 27th, '06, 14:07

Grrrr...the board ate my post and I don't feel like retyping it.

I have a really lousy sense of taste (ha ha ha). I just can't taste very subtle flavor differences. I do notice a difference between spring and tap water, but it's not really enough that I particularly care, I guess. Since I can't taste subtle flavors, I usually go in for Black and overbrewed Green teas anyhow.

I'll just go back to complaining about those darn kids and their darn "rock-and-roll" music.

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Postby laura p » May 16th, '07, 14:28

I'm not sure whether this is a UK phenomenum but here in the UK we have a worrying trend that has started to appear - 'tea binge drinking' (very often in the work place).

I have witnessed colleagues in my own work place challenging each other to see how many cups of tea they can drink in a day.

I find this rather alarming and this has a number of risks and issues -spillage on equipment; burns from hot tea; lost work time through excessive tea making.

I would appreciate your views on this - 'are you a binge drinker or tea total?'

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Postby Chip » May 16th, '07, 15:25

laura p wrote:I'm not sure whether this is a UK phenomenum but here in the UK we have a worrying trend that has started to appear - 'tea binge drinking' (very often in the work place).

I have witnessed colleagues in my own work place challenging each other to see how many cups of tea they can drink in a day.

I find this rather alarming and this has a number of risks and issues -spillage on equipment; burns from hot tea; lost work time through excessive tea making.

I would appreciate your views on this - 'are you a binge drinker or tea total?'

Well, I am not sure. Is this is supposed to be a joke??? Regardless, I had to laugh. Well, Laura, I would say they would OD on caffeine and become nervous wrecks. I know I would. :shock:

I am sorry, but are you serious??? This just cracks me up and I don't mean to offend you.

I just can't envision people doing this. Is this just another case of good *tea drinkers gone wild*???

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Postby tomasini » May 16th, '07, 15:29

ill challenge someone to a tea drinking contest...but like chip said, the caffeint could be killer so lets keep it to white teas or some greens. who wants to go?

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Postby Space Samurai » May 16th, '07, 15:39

You're on.

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Postby Chip » May 16th, '07, 15:54

...well, what about resteeps, that is kind of like cheating. I mean I drink 15 steeps/3 liters almost everyday.

It should be 1st steeps only. Can you web cam this for our viewing pleasure...

You could sell it on infomercials..."TEA DRINKERS GONE WILD"...

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Postby scruffmcgruff » May 16th, '07, 16:01

This could get ugly.

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Postby Space Samurai » May 16th, '07, 16:04

Maybe my wife should leave the house.

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Postby tomasini » May 16th, '07, 16:13

ill record as many cups of me drinkin then speeding them up and make a video out of it..

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Postby Mary R » May 16th, '07, 21:03

Oh sure...it's all fun and games until someone gets water intoxication and hyponatremia.

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Postby tomasini » May 17th, '07, 01:35

im gonna pull a tonya harding and get someone to break the oppositions jaw and get that sucker sewn up so he can only drink through a straw...that oughta slow'em down :twisted:

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Postby Space Samurai » May 17th, '07, 01:45

Man, I have so much tea in me right now.


Later... How much caffien can you have before you die? The question is becoming more relevant by the hour.

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Postby tomasini » May 17th, '07, 02:13

LOL. You're ok man...all that tea probably comes out equal to one of those energy drinks

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