Can you drink too much tea?


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Can you drink too much tea?

Postby love4god » Nov 14th, '05, 16:40

I just got my very first adagio sampler and ingenuiTEA yesterday. We got home from a weekend in the mountains (now I wish I ordered a bit earlier) and my package was waiting. About 7pm I made my first cup of Irish Breakfast and WOW. I mean seriously, I couldn't believe how good it was. I have been drinking gruel my entire life compared to this stuff.

Anyway, I drank four cups (one of each type from my sampler) before bed last night. I've had another few cups today and there is no end in sight. I am currently drinking my first iced tea using my stash...errr... I mean my new tea and it's so good.

I read the whole book last night and I'm afraid I have a bit of an addiction brewing (pun intended).

Serious question though, can too much tea be bad? Caffeine? I've read it's a diuretic?

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Postby Teatime » Nov 14th, '05, 16:45

It's very exciting to hear that you enjoy your new oder! I just love the ingenuiTEA!

I find that tea can be a potent diuretic which is why I have to pace myself. The best rule is moderation.

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Postby klemptor » Nov 14th, '05, 17:22

Caffeine does act as a diuretic. If I have more than four or five cups in a day, I get a stomachache. If that's not a problem for you, then drink up!
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Postby JamesBeach » Nov 30th, '05, 06:51

Tea should be incapable of doing any harm. But, of course, your body may react to it in different way. Some people respond to caffeine adversely, and if that's you, then stay within your comfort range. It is a diuretic, but as long as you're keeping hydrated (uh, tea is mostly water, so it's a given), then you pee a lot, so what? :D I seem to be made of steel or something. I can have as much sugar, caffeine, anything, even before bed time, and feel no different. Hence, coca tea is my picker-upper, and even that is barely noticeable. It's really a disadvantage, though.
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Postby jogrebe » Nov 30th, '05, 11:26

JamesBeach wrote:I seem to be made of steel or something. I can have as much sugar, caffeine, anything, even before bed time, and feel no different. Hence, coca tea is my picker-upper, and even that is barely noticeable. It's really a disadvantage, though.


I'd say its only a disadvantage if you drink tea primairly for the caffeine. If you drink tea first because you love it, then consider yourself blessed as there are lots of us that envy your ability to drink tea uptill bedtime and then still be able to sleep.

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Postby Guest » Dec 2nd, '05, 02:55

jogrebe wrote:
JamesBeach wrote:I seem to be made of steel or something. I can have as much sugar, caffeine, anything, even before bed time, and feel no different. Hence, coca tea is my picker-upper, and even that is barely noticeable. It's really a disadvantage, though.


I'd say its only a disadvantage if you drink tea primairly for the caffeine. If you drink tea first because you love it, then consider yourself blessed as there are lots of us that envy your ability to drink tea uptill bedtime and then still be able to sleep.

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A morning stimulant would be a good thing, and if caffeine had much affect on me, I would certainly brew a morning pot for that benefit alone. I don't know if caffeine has ever affected me or if that's a development from my "unhealthy days" where coca cola was my mainstay and I was drinking many cans of the stuff per day. Still like it a lot, but I only ever drink coke now for lunch. On the other hand, I'll never be destructively dependent on caffeine, so I guess that's a good thing.
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C.S. said it...

Postby Alexis » Dec 16th, '05, 21:58

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
~C. S. Lewis


Off the subject, but, JG, this signature is beyond. I may have to borrow it.
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Re: C.S. said it...

Postby jogrebe » Dec 16th, '05, 22:18

Alexis wrote:
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
~C. S. Lewis


Off the subject, but, JG, this signature is beyond. I may have to borrow it.



Alexis, feel free to use it if you want to. Its not unique I got it from a list of tea quotes on a website.
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Too much tea

Postby Henry james (br... » Jan 2nd, '06, 03:17

Well, I love it and always drink caffeine free Dilmah, from the teabag (brew for 3 minutes). I add 1 spoon of sugar and skim milk. It's great and I can drink over 10 cups a day, no problems. Is this a medical risk?
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Postby Marlene » Jan 2nd, '06, 03:28

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR!!!!! FOR THE LOVE OF TAFFETA! THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE THERE FOR FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!!!
Ok, sorry for the all caps, but I'm starting to get tired of people asking health questions.
A. We've pretty much answered the question in previous posts.
B. If you're realy worried about it, a public message board realy isn't the place to be asking.
C. Leave my spelling errors alone.
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Postby PeteVu » Jan 9th, '06, 05:48

no. you cannot drink too much tea. =D
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too much tea?

Postby Kestrel » Feb 3rd, '06, 01:21

The only way you can have too much tea is if it starts flowing out your eyes while you're drinking your newest cup.

Personally, I drink nothing but tea. Really. The last time I drank anything else was over a week ago, and only because movie theaters don't serve tea, so I had bottled water instead. I go through about 2 quarts of iced tea a day by myself (more if I exercise), plus whatever hot tea I consume. That's how I've lived for 7 years now. Back in high school I started drinking tea because I was getting sick of buying a liter of Dr. Pepper every morning, so I brought a liter of tea with me every day. After about a month and a half, I found out I didn't enjoy soda anymore. It tasted too sweet, too syrupy, and didn't actually relieve thirst. Since then, I've drank almost nothing but tea. Literally. If I can't get tea, I literally won't drink anything. To the point of not drinking anything for upwards of 16 hours straight. My friends in high school (and my friends now) swear up and down that if you cut me, I'll bleed tea instead of blood.

I am perfectly healthy (aside from vicious allergies, which I find alleviated by a good cup of Assam or Yunnan Gold) and I have no difficulty sleeping. I would dare to wager that I am far healthier for all my tea drinking than I would be if I were still drinking Dr. Pepper every morning (and I'm sure my teeth are much happier, too).

You can only be drinking too much tea when it starts flowing out your eyes as you drink more. :D
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Postby Joe » Feb 3rd, '06, 13:28

That soda story reminded me of my old highschool love of mountain dew which i drank every morning as well, but also all day long pretty much. Thankfully tea as also saved me from that. But instead of drinking nothing but tea, you should try drinking juice, especially fresh sqeezed juice not from just fruits, but veggies too. I find juice to be more energizing than tea. IDK, just saying juices are good too.
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Postby javyn » Feb 4th, '06, 12:25

People have died from caffeine overdose, but I think that resulted from mixing massive amounts of coffee with caffeine pills. I don't think you can drink too much tea, your body will give you clear signs that you are overdosing on caffeine and you won't want to be drinking anymore once you start to feel them.
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Postby jogrebe » Feb 4th, '06, 12:49

javyn wrote:People have died from caffeine overdose, but I think that resulted from mixing massive amounts of coffee with caffeine pills. I don't think you can drink too much tea, your body will give you clear signs that you are overdosing on caffeine and you won't want to be drinking anymore once you start to feel them.


Good point, if anything I'd say that it would be more practical to kill oneself from water poisoning by drinking too much tea but even that is getting a bit extreme as I don't think anyone here is in danger of drinking that much tea in a short period of time. At the same time within reason its nothing to worry about as most water poisoning deaths are the result of hazing.
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