Is there such a thing as TOO MUCH tea?
Mug of tea with breakfast, and mid morning, a couple over lunch, and another for midafternoon, a pot or so with dinner, and an evening drink now and then … who’s counting!
Definetly a variety of tea depending on the time and mood.
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.
Everyone talked about the caffeine, but are any of you concerned about the fluoride?
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.
What about full leaf tea?
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.
I rarely drink bagged.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
didn’t know about the jasmine thing, knew about mate.
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!
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.
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.