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Is there such a thing as TOO MUCH tea?

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Cofftea said

I think the issue isn’t the tea in general, it’s the amount of (any) liquid that could over work your UTS, depleate mineral levels, and drown your cells as well as the sweetener some people add to it and the caffeine. For example, 6 infusions of the same tea leaves unsweetened is healthier than 6 1st infusions of the same (true tea) thus using 6x the amount of leaf steeped in the same amount of liquid and sweetened w/ anything but truvia. Although honey in moderation is healthy for you.

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fcmonroe said

Everyone talked about the caffeine, but are any of you concerned about the fluoride?

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20050125/harmful-fluoride-levels-found-in-instant-tea

There’s a documented case of a 52 year old woman developing fluoridosis from drinking 1 to 2 gallons of instant tea daily. It was well above the EPA standard for fluoride in drinking water.

Just something to think about.

Cofftea said

What about full leaf tea?

fcmonroe said

It also contains fluoride since tea plants absorb fluoride well. It depends on the soil and growing conditions, so from what I found on the net it varies from year to year. The charts in the link included some bagged teas.

Cofftea said

I rarely drink bagged.

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MH_Bonham said

No, there is never anything as too much tea.

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Anyone have any more info on the whole tea oxalate = kidney stones debate? http://blogs.webmd.com/healthy-recipe-doctor/2008/06/tea-and-kidney-stones.html

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If I cant have a cup of white tea before I go to bed what will I do ?! I completely believed that white tea had less caffeine than oolong/green, and it’s become a habit now… maybe thats why I always stayed up later than I should have :P

K S said

I just read through this entire thread and must say I am amazed at how many things we all believe and even repeat to others without ever checking the facts. Hope every one changes their websites so we stop spreading incorrect information.

Carolyn said

If the tea you’re drinking is working for you and you are able to sleep through the night, why change? Caffeine in tea is complex. The white tea you’re drinking may be lower in caffeine than a white tea grown elsewhere. Or it may not be and you may simply process caffeine efficiently. Or the season it grew may have produced a naturally low caffeine tea that will not be replicated next season. Who knows.

Alternatively, you may want to try other teas. There are some green teas that are quite low in caffeine. According to Den’s Tea: “Houjicha, Genmaicha and Bancha have relatively lower caffeine than the other green teas. Both Houjicha and Genmaicha also have an especially nice, relaxing aroma.” They recommend those for pre-bedtime drinking. I’ve found that bancha and genmaicha are both fairly low in caffeine. And, of course, if all else fails there is always decaf.

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Mel said

I drink 8 cups usually a day, iced then 1 cup hot.
I remember learning in school that too much jasmine tea can be bad. Here’s an interesting story on it: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1334771

Also, I’ve read drinking too much yerba mate can be unhealthy, cancerous actually. My aunt was DXed with breast cancer, and I came about this article while researched teas for her: http://www.caring4cancer.com/go/cancer/nutrition/questions

I think the rule “everything in moderation” just applies to it. From what I get from the article, just don’t re-brew your yerba mate over and over.

Cofftea said

didn’t know about the jasmine thing, knew about mate.

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Kattypog said

I’m new to the tea thing, used to think it was like drinking dishwater with added milk. Lush.
Now I have literally over 10 cups of black tea a day, and was hoping it wouldn’t be so good for me, that my overdose of it was causing it to be bad for me…I hope not! I get to work and make a jug of it (lady grey or earl grey)..and get through about 4-5 of them.
I’ve also read its good for weight management too (alongside eating well and regular exercise). Yay for tea!

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Too … much … tea? These words seem strange and foreign when put together simultaneously like that. Like speaking gibberish or something. Just doesn’t make sense.

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I know it is possible that tea in excess can interfere with iron absorption. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/health/30real.html?_r=0

Yes, this I do know. And it is a problem from which I suffer, but, as I cannot give up tea, I take iron supplements. It does cause issues from time to time, but, if my alternative is to give up tea, I prefer to deal with the difficulties that low iron levels cause.

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zazen5 said

No, you cant have enough tea. But you can have too much coffee. Coffee should be banned. It is nasty.

Zoltar said

you can have too much of anything tea included and please calm down with the coffee hating you don’t like it we get it from all the post you awnser even when coffee is not in the subject

zazen5 said

Last time I checked I live in a country where freedom of speech is accepted. Before you try to muzzle someone, consider seriously whether you would want this done to you. You are not my supervisor nor are you an authority. ""’We’ all get it", as if you speak for everyone entirely in this forum. How arrogant and meaningless, cliche. It is simply your opinion, similar to forcing people to adopt certain languages in certain locales, or else(is democratic process). Point taken about the coffee. But as it is a destructive beverage and there is actual validity that coffee is linked to mental illness my thoughts are valid. Given that this is a forum and I am not blatantly using abusive language I am entitled to speak freely. I hate coffee because I have a personal experience of it and growing up in Seattle my view is a valid one designed to help protect others from this hideous beverage. Again, information designed to help others decide for themselves, as coffee is a legal beverage whether I hate it or not. Next time you decide you want to censor someone perhaps you should consider seriously whether you would enjoy being censored yourself. Given that I am adding value to this forum if I am harassed by ignorants such as yourself, Im not being paid to be here, I will simply move on. Most of the time as I have experienced in my life, most, not all, others benefit more from interacting with me than I do from them. Save your breathe next time please whoever you are(we must remain perfect strangers) unless you are going to say something intelligent or something mind numbing like the experience of waiting for a red light to turn and the driver in front to process that the red light is now green, due to legal ramifications I cannot simply steamroll the person with the lack of cerebral processing power in front of me, which in this case, would be you.

“Of 135 patients on an acute psychiatric ward, 34 were “high users” of coffee", http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1977-12942-001
http://www.schizophrenia.com:8080/jiveforums/thread.jspa?threadID=37743
http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/11/6/432.full

Zoltar said

how cute ! a grumpy over sensitive little buddy so much use of big word and big text to prove how much more " intelligent " you are, keep at it maybe you will believe it someday. You much more sound like a member of a weird lobby against coffee or a zealot member of a sect that think the evil coffee lord want to conquer the world ! than someone who want to give information to help that probably come from your over aggresive tone but who am i to judge i believe in Cthulhu Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn ! oh and the flying spaghetti monster too. You are right on something thought we must stay perfect stranger pseudo intellectual make me laugh but tend to make really bad friend they only listen to themselves talk all the times. on that i return to the peaceful part of the forum so you and your hateful movement can continu whatever the porpose of your existence is supposed to be.

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