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Epi Tea said

Are your friends drinking too much caffeine?

Here at Steepster, we’re all tea drinkers. Maybe some of us more so than others, but none the less, we enjoy the juice of the camellia sinensis plant. So this article isn’t really for you per say, it’s for your friends.

Do you have friends or family who are heavy coffee drinkers? I sure used to be, I was one of those people who if seen without coffee in my hand, someone would think I was sick or something. Realizing how bad large amounts of caffeine are for you, I switched to black tea.

This article gives some data and information to help you or a friend of yours decide whether or not they should consider to reduce their caffeine intake.

http://epiteablog.com/kick-the-coffee-habit-with-quality-black-tea/

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teawade said

Wow. Another stupendous article. Very interesting read and I’m definitely going to share this with my coffee loving friends. We need to convert them and spread the word!

Epi Tea said

Thanks! Tea has so much potential, they only need to give it a try.

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ChrisG said

Its a good article but if people want to drink coffee I don’t see the problem. I love a french press decaf cuppa myself (swiss method).

I like that you point out some good things in the article but I don’t see the need to tell others how to live, and I mean that in the sincerest way.

I’m enjoying your blog as well.

Epi Tea said

I agree with you as well Chris, and perhaps I should edit my article to make it more clear. I too enjoy a great roast of coffee as both tea and coffee are delicious. The article was meant to be more informational than anything. Thank you Chris and Michelle as well for pointing this out!

Epi Tea said

I have reworded the article to be more focused around this concept: “If you are someone who wishes to reduce caffeine intake, consider replacing one or two of your coffee breaks with black tea.” Thanks again Steepsterites!

ChrisG said

cool!

Oh, wonderful! I’m sorry if I came of as any sort of harsh when I posted my comment. I’m looking through your blog, though, and it’s beautifully written and very well researched. It’s a pleasure to read!

Epi Tea said

Not problem @ all! I welcome any and all comments and suggestions :) and thank you!

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I agree with Chris above – I love tea, sure, but I also drink a lot of coffee, and I don’t believe that tea is any better than coffee. I personally appreciate tea more because the acidity in coffee is hard on my stomach. But at the same time, there are as many different kinds of coffee as there are in tea, and just because I don’t appreciate them doesn’t mean someone else does.

You make a lot of good points in your article, but I myself can’t bring myself to tell someone that the way they live is wrong compared to the way I live mine. Although certainly, if anyone wants a cup of tea, I’m not going to be the one to turn them down!

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James R said

When I was trying to kick coffee I blended yerba mate with assam, it got me off coffee!

James R said

I also have a blend on Adagio, if you’re trying to kick coffee, give this a try http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=20229&SID=16ff56407bff7d52f01ef0c0101dc00a

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BiggieG said

Tea, coffee, it all beats soda imo – let alone alcohol.

I believe there may be some benefits to coffe wrt parkinsons…so I’m not going cold turkey completely!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7815087/Coffee-can-cut-chances-of-developing-Parkinsons-disease-according-to-new-research.html

Epi Tea said

Wow! Thats great info to know thanks BiggieG.

The article says the reason why coffee helps is because of the caffeine, “This study confirm an inverse association between caffeine intake and the risk of PD, which can hardly by explained by bias or uncontrolled confounding.”

So, tea helps too! Although coffee does have much more caffeine so for more PD fighting power, go with coffee!

BiggieG said

I defnitely got a coffee habit about 4 years ago – not jittery or anything, but man would my head pound when I didn’t get a dose – I was maybe doing 5 cups a day. I definitely think the theanine in white teas buffers me more….

Epi Tea said

Thats a good point, teas have many protective quantities. Black teas are speculated to be able to aid in protecting the lungs against tobacco smoke. Although for me personally that is not a quality of black tea I wish to put to the test.

Tea has long been known to also protect against Parkinson’s. I’m pretty sure wine has as well, oddly enough. Could be remembering that wrong.

Plenty of reason to quit it now! :P

Epi Tea said

Wine (red wines) also share some of the same benefits of teas due to the anti-oxidants.

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StaLLZee said

I like coffee and tea, maybe I am overdoing it!!

Hehes, me too!

Epi Tea said

To be honest I think the benefits outweigh the effects of too much caffeine. Tea is just so darn good for you! Coffee is as well for some of the same reasons, the anti-oxidants etc.

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chaijeeyah said

The problem is that people drink too many artificial, pulverized coffee-like beverages like Nescafe, which bring zero satisfaction one expects from coffee! Whenever I am offered standardized Nes with pre-added milk and sugar, little Jesus dies in me :))) It makes me want to bring some of my teas around and ask the host to make it for me.

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