Oh, I have so lost faith in you.Space Samurai wrote:Without coffee I'd kill people.
I thought of you as a high priest of TEA, but evidently, not.
I will have to work on that. Unfortunately, a lot of the oldest ones are in a state of decline, but a few have trunks as thick as my wrists.caradrake wrote:Wow, Chip. Would you happen to have some pictures on hand? I would love to admire them!Chip wrote: I have some that are really getting old, 15 years old, grown as topiaries or semi bonsai.
Chip, you know I adore Space (see my avatar) but I would have to argue against his caffeine royalty status. Between the coffee, tea, and hot chocolate (minimal, I know) I drink I imagine I have most people over the top here. Especially when I'm not responsible for feeding parasitical beasts (which, in theory will eventually happen.)Chip wrote:Space, I suspect you are the King of caffeine on TeaChat. I would do a poll of caffeine, how much do you consume, but you all would get into fights about how it was calculated.
Chip, everyone knows caffeine is measured in the following units...Chip wrote:Hmmm, thinking of a way to use caffeine consumption in a poll. It is hard to do because there is no universally accepted formula for figuring how much is in each tea and how much leaches out during the brewing and at what rate.
It is due to personal experience. I am much more sensitive to the caffeine in coffee. With coffee, it definitely felt like more of a chemical addiction than with tea. I can wake up in the morning now without feeling comatose if I don't have tea right away. I don't need to drink a cup of tea before I talk to anyone in the morning. I don't crave tea. I don't get crabby if it's 3:00 and I haven't had tea. Heart palpatations are not a concern with tea. Neither is feeling jittery or shaky. All this was not the case with coffee. And that was from only 2 strong cups a day.Space Samurai wrote:Sure, but what would be the point?Teasweetie wrote:
You can quit coffee. I'm living proof.
I've never quite understood the duality between coffee and tea, why one needs to be declared superior, or why certain people feel coffee is bad for you.