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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m not going to say this is my favorite tea, but of the other teas in my office this one has a label that says “medium caffeine” while the others say “low caffeine”. I’m trying to ween myself off of caffeine, and as much as I love my tea…I’m also a guilty coffee/energy drink drinker. This is such a painful withdrawl and I’m open to any and all suggestions you have to offer. I can promise that none of my clients/employer meetings today are getting my A Game.

Cavocorax

Aww. Maybe more tea and less coffee? Doesn’t coffee have way more caffeine than tea? And then you still get some, and good flavours?

Jackie T

I’m trying to do more tea, less coffee…I usually have a cup of coffee each day (sometimes 2) and an energy drink when I get home, so thats about…350-400mg of caffeine each day. So far today I’ve had 2 cups of black tea, which is like 80mg total…it’s such a crazy difference in caffeine content! I’m realizing that these next few days may be tough, but THANK GOD for tea friends and Steepster, and also tons of delicious tea flavors!!

Dexter

IMHO, you should reduce slowly, caffeine withdrawal is real, nasty headaches etc. If you need to cut back, I would do it slowly on work days and maybe more aggressive on days you aren’t working. Cutting back from 400mg to 80 is not going to be fun. Maybe consider 300 for a couple of days 225 for a couple of days, etc until you get down to a level that you are comfortable with….

Shmiracles

yup agreed here! definitely taper.
and drink lots of water too.
also, i’ll just add another encouraging note, if you ask me cutting down on caffeine was probably one of the top healthiest changes i made in my life over the past 5 years. so there really is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Jackie T

Thank you so much, tea friends! I’ve been drinking a ton of water and it helps so much, and once I was really immersed in work for the day the headaches subsided a bit. I have a 4:30-8:30 shift after work today for my job at MAC, so I think I might try a half caf coffee or something to help me through that, I think it’s going to be a slow night there.

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Cavocorax

Aww. Maybe more tea and less coffee? Doesn’t coffee have way more caffeine than tea? And then you still get some, and good flavours?

Jackie T

I’m trying to do more tea, less coffee…I usually have a cup of coffee each day (sometimes 2) and an energy drink when I get home, so thats about…350-400mg of caffeine each day. So far today I’ve had 2 cups of black tea, which is like 80mg total…it’s such a crazy difference in caffeine content! I’m realizing that these next few days may be tough, but THANK GOD for tea friends and Steepster, and also tons of delicious tea flavors!!

Dexter

IMHO, you should reduce slowly, caffeine withdrawal is real, nasty headaches etc. If you need to cut back, I would do it slowly on work days and maybe more aggressive on days you aren’t working. Cutting back from 400mg to 80 is not going to be fun. Maybe consider 300 for a couple of days 225 for a couple of days, etc until you get down to a level that you are comfortable with….

Shmiracles

yup agreed here! definitely taper.
and drink lots of water too.
also, i’ll just add another encouraging note, if you ask me cutting down on caffeine was probably one of the top healthiest changes i made in my life over the past 5 years. so there really is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Jackie T

Thank you so much, tea friends! I’ve been drinking a ton of water and it helps so much, and once I was really immersed in work for the day the headaches subsided a bit. I have a 4:30-8:30 shift after work today for my job at MAC, so I think I might try a half caf coffee or something to help me through that, I think it’s going to be a slow night there.

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Born and raised in Connecticut, went to college in Vermont, and moved back to work after a year of service.

I love sweet, decadent, desserty teas the most but I also appreciate a strong refreshing cup of green or white tea. I recently started a matcha smoothie morning, sometimes mate or black tea, then black tea and rooibos throughout the day, and whatever my little heart desires most when I get home from work!

I’m obsessed with Della Terra, DAVIDs, and 52teas because they have the best dessert teas but also have a selection of some more straight things too. Recently tried Simpson and Vail and LOVE them too!!

I don’t have a rating system, I just kind of guess. I think I should make a rating system…

85-100 I want this in my cupboard always
75-85 I like it but I’m not rushing out to buy more immediately
60-75 Probably not going to want more than the sample
40-60 I don’t like this tea, I wouldn’t recommend it, and I won’t drink it again
0-40 This wasn’t even worth the sip.

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