How much tea do you drink daily?
I don’t mean cups, how much leaf do you go through on an average day?
That totally depends on what I’m drinking. I drink both straight teas and flavored teas. Flavored teas (in general) are heavier than straight, they also don’t resteep as well so you use more for the same amount of cups.
Hard to say in general, because it also depends on season. I drink a lot of cold steeped fruity stuff in the summer. Cold steeping uses quite a bit of leaf and fruity stuff is heavy.
Right now I’m drinking about 10g per day of straight black at work and at least 10g in the evenings at home. That would be the low – minimum on an average work day. Add a jug of iced tea and that could easily be 30g total.
On the weekends if I’m drinking a really good pu’erh – one session could last all day – 8g. OR a bunch of flavored sipdowns could easily be 30-40g.
This is a hard question. The real answer – LOTS….. :)
My typical day starts with about 8g of some form of black tea. Then 4g of green, infused twice in the late morning. Then possibly another 4g of green, oolong, or puerh in the early afternoon. More if I am visited by tea drinking friends or have dinner guests.
For myself it’s usually between 15-25g daily. At least two puerhs usually, and sometimes an oolong thrown in as well.
Does this number include the sencha I smoke?
1g matcha during breakfast, 5g dianhong at work, 5g sheng at work, 5g something new at work, 15g to 30g at home depending on what I’m up to.
If it’s a tea weekend, we have to count by the ounces. If it’s a non tea weekend (meaning I’m out of town), it’s two cups a day minimum or my doctor note claiming I ave withdraw from tea will be put to test :p
10-15g give or take during the weekdays (that’s usually an afternoon shu and/or oolong, and an evening sheng) and on the weekends if I’m home all day, I might have more than double that because I’ll just drink tea all day long into the evening. I sure do love days like that.
10 grams of puerh and more in the line of southern sweet tea. More of the good stuff, puerh, on the weekends.
Weekdays probably 12-15 grams of black tea throughout the day and 7 grams of puerh after work. Weekends, more oolongs than black tea, same amount
Usually about 2 tsp of tea brewed western style, or 4g of puerh (grandpa style) on a weekday. Weekends it depends if I’m out and about. Though I’m totally that person that if the tea is good, I’ll resteep it until it’s little more than colored water sometimes.
usually 10g+ of puerh (2 sessions) every odd day, a cup or two of kombucha a day if finished. some days only a full glass (450ml) of tea, others, a session of puerh (5g) or other + dumping my spent leaves to a glass to coldbrew. id drink more if i didnt also drink coffee.
I have a 30g a day habit, and quite a bit more on weekends. After a couple of Steepsters expressed surprise on another thread that I could get through that much tea a day, I went loooking for any downsides to drinking a lot of tea.
There were no downsides that I could find, at my paltry amount – but the mind fair boggles at this woman, who ended up with skeletal fluoridosis:
“The patient admitted that every day for the past 17 years, she had been drinking a pitcher of tea made from 100 to 150 tea bags- more than 20 mg of fluoride per day, a clear overdose.”
Frankly, my tea intake pales in comparison. The story and case study appears in a lot of places, including the nih and peer-reviewed journals, so it seems to be true. the quote above is taken from this article http://www.medicaldaily.com/too-much-tea-overdose-leads-skeletal-fluorosis-rare-bone-disease-244716
150 teabags in a pitcher? Surely you’d need to add milk and sugar to that?