Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Send tea

I ran out of tea bags last night.  Except for the decaf ones (which we all know don't count).  I have a bit of a tea dependency issue. I love my cup of tea.  Did I say "cup"?  I meant "cups".  Many, many cups.  How do you know when your tea drinking has gone too far?  I think I average 10 - 12 cups a day.  A couple of those might be decaf (which we all know ...). What about you?   What's your average tea/coffee/diet coke consumption?  Should I look for a support group?

10 comments:

Ben McLaughlin said...

You are hardcore.

I have a morning coffee at home (6:30am), a bought coffee at work (9:00am), and then a 3pm tea, and another tea at night after the kids are in bed.

Meredith said...

That is quite a lot. You can comfort yourself that tea has less caffeine in it than coffee...

Do you need a support group? Well, do you get to sleep at night? I have had to cut down my tea consumption and having said I would NEVER do it, have recently moved to decaf tea in the evening because I hit a certain age and suddenly sleep did not come so easily. But if you are still sleeping OK, then you probably don't need a support group. Enjoy!

Deb said...

ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
Yep, doing okay in the sleeping department. That said, my evening tea I try to have as decaf unless I'm tutoring someone and need to be awake.

Karen said...

I might have three or four cups of tea a week. Mostly in winter. I don't drink it much in summer. If I am out with other people who are drinking tea, I will have one. I like a good cup of tea.
Usually if I am having a cup of tea at home, it will be after the kids go to bed. I don't do decaf, but it doesn't seem to keep me awake.
10-12 cups does sound like a fair bit. Sounds a little bit...dependent, maybe? Do you do herbal teas in that quota at all?

Deb said...

3 or 4 A WEEK?????? I've just fainted dead away.

Deb said...

It's more a habit than a dependency, I'd say. Or maybe I'm just kidding myself. On the days I work (and so am not constantly near a kettle) I usually only have about 4 for the whole day. I tend to flick the kettle switch when I'm stressed or chewing something over. But it's time to cut back at home too. Or switch to decaf. Or maybe go back to hot water. I used to do that a lot when I was at Uni. Anyway, at least it's not whisky!

Deb said...

Perhaps you could all come over and stage an intervention. I'll let you in if you bring some more tea bags with you.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Don't feel too bad. And please don't drink hot water. God gave us nice things to enjoy.

Meredith said...

I agree with Ben. It is certainly God's good gift!

If you are ok and sleeping well then drink tea.

And here is a medical perspective. When I was pregnant I asked the doctor how much caffeine I could have. He said, "How much coffee do you drink?"
"None," said I. "I just drink tea."
"Don't worry about it then. Drink as much as you want."
Cherish that thought. If I didn't live on the other side of the country I would bring you tea. Hope you found some today.

Karen said...

I might not drink much tea or coffee, but I am quite partial to my daily chocolate fix which I think is far more unhealthy.
Agree that tea is a lot better than some things you could become dependent on. I think the test is always if you could go without it for a whole day. If you can without any ill-effects then it's probably fine....
And tea is enjoyable to drink. Now you've made me want one....and it is after dinner and the kids are in bed.