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Old 02-21-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: beautiful North Carolina
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I was considering giving up my daily morning coffee (with caffeine) for tea (with caffeine). Would this be a change for the best or is caffeine just caffeine? If so, I may just stick with my regular coffee ritual.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:05 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure caffeine is caffeine whether you're imbibing coffee, tea, sodas, etc...

I know that caffeinated iced-tea, for instance, will give me the same WAKE-UP as coffee. But that could just be me.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Actually the caffeine in tea is less and more beneficial.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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Actually the caffeine in tea is less and more beneficial.
Beneficial in what way? I was always told tea had more caffeine in it than coffee.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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Looks like coffee does have more caffeine:

How Much Caffeine in Drinks -- Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks -- Caffeine Content

LOL - I must make weak coffee.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:56 PM
 
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wow, thats a big difference. Good to know, thank you.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:13 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Jeannie, I wish I liked tea. I have thought about getting a sugar free Russian tea, because it seems to be just as satisfying as the coffee. I wish they made Russian tea commercially but have never been able to find it premixed.

I read a book that recommended herbal teas in moderation, but I have never been able to drink them. I just don't like most teas. It has been said by some that drinking tea rather than coffee will aid weight loss. My daughter has been trying to get me to give up coffee for some time now.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Missouri Ozarks
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Jeannie, I wish I liked tea. I have thought about getting a sugar free Russian tea, because it seems to be just as satisfying as the coffee. I wish they made Russian tea commercially but have never been able to find it premixed.

I read a book that recommended herbal teas in moderation, but I have never been able to drink them. I just don't like most teas. It has been said by some that drinking tea rather than coffee will aid weight loss. My daughter has been trying to get me to give up coffee for some time now.
I was a coffee drinker and didn't like tea of any kind. Several months ago, I made a switch to mostly green tea. I add a little 1/2 and 1/2 and stevia to it and it tastes great. Green tea also has some good benefits. Antioxidants for one. I also add lemon every once in awhile.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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I was a coffee drinker and didn't like tea of any kind. Several months ago, I made a switch to mostly green tea. I add a little 1/2 and 1/2 and stevia to it and it tastes great. Green tea also has some good benefits. Antioxidants for one. I also add lemon every once in awhile.
song, do you feel any different since you cut out the coffee?
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:24 AM
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Location: Lincoln, UK
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Jeannie, I wish I liked tea. I have thought about getting a sugar free Russian tea, because it seems to be just as satisfying as the coffee. I wish they made Russian tea commercially but have never been able to find it premixed.

I read a book that recommended herbal teas in moderation, but I have never been able to drink them. I just don't like most teas. It has been said by some that drinking tea rather than coffee will aid weight loss. My daughter has been trying to get me to give up coffee for some time now.
I'm really curious about what you've said above about "sugar free" Russian tea. What tea has sugar in to begin with? Confused but interested!

The table of stats was interesting. I always thought tea had about a quarter of the caffeine in coffee but it looks like it rather depends on the brand. I mostly have decaf tea as it happens, and if I drink coffee it's almost always decaf or it makes me really anxious.

Herbal teas are a bit hit and miss when it comes to finding ones you like. I don't like camomile or fruit teas, but I love some licorice tea I've got and a detox one that's got burdock and other ingredients in. Also peppermint is nice and good for digestion (it's the only tea my OH will go near) and fennel tea is quite pleasant.
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