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Old Jul 8, 2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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Do you drink tea every day?

I do and I drink tea (without any sugar) at least five times a day. I drink mostly natural white tea and natural green tea. What about you?

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Old Jul 8, 2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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I used to drink tea when I was at college. White with 2-3 sugars, used to put a lot of milk in so I could drink it right away.

Now I can't stand the stuff. The smell, the taste, the culture around it. Yea.
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Can't beat a good ol cuppa. White 2/3/4 sugars.

I love tea.
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 04:23 PM   #4
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I do it in cycles. For a few months I will drink like up to 5 cups a day of different types, and for months I won't touch it.

Black tea with mint, with milk (carnation milk, desi style), green tea, and chamomile.

Oh, and unsweetened ice-t sometimes. Picked that up when I was in Texas

0 sugar for me.
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 04:23 PM   #5
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I love green tea, but alas no.
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 04:24 PM   #6
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Yep, at least 3 times. I can hardly wake up without a cup of tea!
Usually more like 6/7, and i don't have any sugar so its a relatively healthy addiction
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I am sure our friends across the pond (e.g. UK) will be drinking way more tea than us.
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 04:26 PM   #8
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I think I could be addicted to tea... I have 7 or 8 cups a day I think.
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 04:27 PM   #9
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English Breakfast for, er, Breakfast (milk, no sugar)

A couple of Roisbois during the day (no milk or sugar)

Maybe an Earl Grey in the evening (no milk or sugar)
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English Breakfast for, er, Breakfast (milk, no sugar)

A couple of Roisbois during the day (no milk or sugar)

Maybe an Earl Grey in the evening (no milk or sugar)
Says a lot when I can't tell the difference between Earl Grey and English Breakfast. Except which one Cpt. Piccard drank!
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 04:33 PM   #11
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I think I could be addicted to tea... I have 7 or 8 cups a day I think.
Same here, I really drink too much of the stuff at work.
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 04:40 PM   #12
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I do and I drink tea at least five times a day. I drink mostly white tea and sometimes green and black tea. What about you?
When you say white tea, presume you mean the milky version. You should try drinking true white tea which is made from taking the young leaf tips only (white/silver coloured hence the name) Great stuff ! Otherwise I'm for green tea too but I do try to stay away from black as far as possible. Minimum 6 mugs a day keeps the doctors away.



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Says a lot when I can't tell the difference between Earl Grey and English Breakfast. Except which one Cpt. Piccard drank!
Earl Gray's the one that tastes like washing up liquid.


Personally, I drink about six or seven large mugs of Jasmine tea a day. But I also like normal tea - that is to say bog standard builder's tea which everyone drinks in the UK but which seems impossible to get elsewhere...

Tea (normal tea, that is) is a funny drink. Everybody has the particular way they like it, and for many people the tiniest deviation results in something they want to spit out. I suspect that many people who don't like tea just haven't found 'their' way yet
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 04:50 PM   #14
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i only drink tea when someone else makes it for me.

earl grey with very little milk. no biscuits.
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 05:01 PM   #15
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I never put milk in my teas. I drink them naturally.

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Old Jul 8, 2008, 05:02 PM   #16
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What am I, some kind of f'in Limey? I drink coffee!
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 05:10 PM   #17
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I have another question...
To me it seems like people from United States don't like to drink tea that much. While people from Britain can't get enough of it (they like tea too much).
Don't Americans realise that tea is actually very good for their health?

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What am I, some kind of f'in Limey? I drink coffee!
I drink coffee as well. However, at work we only have instant coffee and so since I am a complete snob I only have coffee at home from my lovely espresso machine
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Drinking a cup right now ta.
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Drinking a cup right now ta.
Just off to make one.
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 05:17 PM   #21
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I drink coffee as well. However, at work we only have instant coffee and so since I am a complete snob I only have coffee at home from my lovely espresso machine
Yeah I'm a coffee snob too - I grind the beans with a hand grinder and make the coffee in one of these: Cafe Solo. Really good coffee!
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I don't know anything about tea but, is there any tea that has caffeine in it? I drink coca~cola like its water and I want to stop but I still want the caffeine at times. I read tea was supposed to be one of the top ten most healthiest drinks for you.
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I don't know anything about tea but, is there any tea that has caffeine in it? I drink coca~cola like its water and I want to stop but I still want the caffeine at times. I read tea was supposed to be one of the top ten most healthiest drinks for you.
Pretty much all teas have caffeine. Some don't like this one:

Triple Leaf Tea Relaxing:
http://www.tripleleaf-tea.com/relax.htm

I drink this tea from time to time.
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I have another question...
To me it seems like people from United States don't like to drink tea that much. While people from Britain can't get enough of it (they like tea too much).
Don't Americans realise that tea is actually very good for their health?
As far as I'm aware, it's a throwback to the Revolutionary days, when most Americans swore off tea because it was a British monopoly. They started drinking coffee instead, and it stuck.

I don't think it's so much a matter that we aren't all aware(although I'm sure a lot aren't), it's just that tea is one of those things that you acquire a taste for, like coffee, but many already have their coffee taste down. Why bother getting used to tea when we already have coffee?

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I don't know anything about tea but, is there any tea that has caffeine in it? I drink coca~cola like its water and I want to stop but I still want the caffeine at times. I read tea was supposed to be one of the top ten most healthiest drinks for you.
Tea is naturally caffeinated, like coffee. Unless you pick up a variety that specifically says "caffeine free", I think it's safe to assume it does.
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Old Jul 8, 2008, 05:23 PM   #25
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