Is tea addictive?

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    May 17, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    In the last year I have almost completely given up soda. In its place, I drink more water and loads of tea. Unsweetened iced tea by the gallons, a nice vanilla chi for a dessert tea, about 6 cups of green tea(with and without jasmine) a day, and an oolong tea or chamomile to unwind.

    Could I possibly be addicted to tea???
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    May 17, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    Yes, it's addictive. Maybe you should check in to one of those 12 step programs.
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    May 17, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    Sweet Tea is my herion.
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    May 17, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    Well, tea has caffeine after all. Caffeine junkies unite!
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    May 17, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    Indian Tea is !
    It has 50 % milk ,40% water,10% Sugar & cardamon pods
    Boil it together & Indian tea is made
    North India produces 90% of worlds Tea !
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    May 17, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidWell, tea has caffeine after all. Caffeine junkies unite!


    caffeine is a Brain stimulant & havin a little caff isn't bad
    also ,tea has flavnoids , Anti-Oxidants & ancient herbal tea has all the benefits
    which coffee can never be blessed with
    Coffee is just a poison !

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    May 17, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    Sam_u_el saidCoffee is just a poison !
    I <3 poison.
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    May 17, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    Anything with caffeine can be addictive to some people.
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    May 18, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    Teas is amazing. And hardly anything to be worried about with regard to addictions. I'd much rather have a tea addiction (as I actually DO) than a crack or heroin problem. Just be sure to drink adequate water to compensate for tea's diuretic affect (some, not all).
  • Timbales

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    May 18, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    Everything is addictive.
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    May 18, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    I used to get withdrawal symptoms from stopping after a long period of drinking. Five wickedly uncomfortable days (pounding headache, irritability), just like withdrawal from coffee.
  • odietamo

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    May 18, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    Anything Chai is fantastic! A tea addiction is a good one, there are plenty of benefits when it comes to various teas! White tea has the highest antioxidant levels with the lowest caffeine, Black teas have the highest caffeine with little to none anti oxidants. Any tea from the yerba mate plant has a chemical that is similar to caffeine, it gives you the same amount of energy as a cup of coffee but with out the jitters and shakes that some people get. Also herbal teas are fantastic for unwinding as well as getting your day started.

    ....I'll stop nerding out. I work at a tea store so....I obviously support a tea addiction, since I have one myself :p Free tea all day long, how can I say no?
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    May 18, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    odietamo said[...] yerba mate plant has a chemical that is similar to caffeine, it gives you the same amount of energy as a cup of coffee but with out the jitters and shakes that some people get.[...]


    It used to jerk me around when I drank too much so I rarely have it anymore.
  • odietamo

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    May 18, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    Yeah, even though it's different chemically from caffeine...it still has some of the effects on some people. It doesn't bother me, unlike coffee which makes me twitchy and and have headaches.
    Another good tea is called pu'erh (pronounced like poor). It's just a really aged black tea. Since it's aged, much like a fine wine, tastes better and is a little more potent.

    Another thing with tea, regardless of the ingredients, most cups of tea rarely exceed 5 calories. (Not including lattes, etc.). So not only is it better for you in many ways, it will also help slim the waist line...where as most pops make you bloat and all that processed sugar wrecks havoc on your system.. icon_surprised.gif
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    May 18, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    Not really, butt tea bags are delicious!
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    May 18, 2012 7:30 AM GMT
    that much tea, yes. that´s an issue
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    May 18, 2012 8:50 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Sam_u_el said
    Coffee is just a poison !


    According to Dr. Oz, coffee has antioxidant properties as well and depending on how much you drink. I can't remember the numbers but several cups a day provided more antioxidant properties compared to just drinking one or two cups daily.



    that Dr. OZ is nothing but an achor who speaks the report give to him

    Listen to me!
    Tea is always better than Coffee
    as Tea has potassium , Zinc ,
    vitamin B-12( cyanocobalamin) ,
    (pantothenic acid),
    Boitin ,
    tea does not contain tannic acid ,
    amino acids (used for making Proteins) , anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-tumoric Characteristics ,
    tea cures pharyngeal, esophageal diseases.
    Prostate cancer(most common in gays) is reduced by 50% by drinking indian tea
    has UDP-glucuronosyl binds cancer molecules
    L-theanine in tea reduces stress

    India is the largest producer of tea(called "chai" is real tea i am talking about)
    China is the largest consumer of their herbal tea
    & Britain got addicted to it when invading & ruling India

    which tea has !
    i am engineering but wanted to become a Neurosurgeon !
    So my Biology is just as good as my Maths & Engineering !

    trust me Coffee is nothin' to Tea !
  • Beeftastic

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    May 18, 2012 9:00 AM GMT
    You are the kind of addict that probably has very healthy liver, kidneys and a squeaky clean cardiovascular system. Not so bad in my book.
  • odietamo

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    May 18, 2012 1:04 PM GMT
    By world standards tea is technically the most popular beverage in the world (next being water, then coffee I believe) Since essentially all of the east Asian world drinks tea, that of course has some affect on those standards.

    Although coffee and tea are apparently both great at fighting off dementia/other mental degenerative afflictions.

    Yay tea! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • Celticmusl

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    May 18, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    mentally or physically? You can develop an addiction to anything, whether there is a physical aspect or not. Tea is great for you.
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    May 18, 2012 1:30 PM GMT
    2 cups of coffee in the morning and water or un-sweet tea the rest of the day.. no soda.....
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    May 18, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    DarthOmni saidIn the last year I have almost completely given up soda. In its place, I drink more water and loads of tea. Unsweetened iced tea by the gallons, a nice vanilla chi for a dessert tea, about 6 cups of green tea(with and without jasmine) a day, and an oolong tea or chamomile to unwind.

    Could I possibly be addicted to tea???


    You are not dependent on tea, which is the important difference between Tea and Heroin icon_razz.gif

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    May 18, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    Maybe go on a period of tisanes and decaf to see if you feel withdrawal symptoms.

    I'm guessing you're just a tea slut.
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    May 18, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    I love tea. Just about all kinds. It's very good for you. Just don't sweeten it.
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    May 19, 2012 7:15 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Sam_u_el saidCoffee is just a poison !
    I <3 poison.


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    Yeah, a poison that's approved beneficial by Harvard Med School.

    Research is showing benefits for everything from depression to liver disease.

    http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Health_Letter/2012/January/what-is-it-about-coffee



    These reports are true for both caf and decaf coffee.