Do you drink tea?

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Do you drink tea?

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  1. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    Specifying a temperature for tea implies that you are a barbarian who would drink it as anything other than just off boiling. ;)
     
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  2. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    No, I am not British.
     
  3. Kyriakos

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    Outside of England, people do care about their teeth :D
    Besides, I think Adam was making an allusion to Dune.
     
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    More likely to Captain Picard.
     
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    EdmundIronside White Rabbit Object

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    UK ranked 4th best in the world for dental health... :D
    https://www.beckersdental.com/news-...h-best-dental-health-denmark-ranked-no-1.html

    Instead of focusing on bright, white, dazzling smiles (see USA), the British focused on oral hygiene.
    https://www.orchardscottsdental.com/the-truth-about-the-british-and-their-bad-teeth/

    I use to drink coffee, then started drinking tea, and then was advised to give up coffee for health reasons (which is kind of ironic as there have been studies which suggest coffee drinkers live longer - https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/heavy-coffee-drinkers-live-longer).
    At some points I have had over 35 different varieties of tea in my cupboard (mostly black, but also red, white and green). I've struggled to get into green tea which is a shame as it is meant to be the best for you.

    I think both drinks are great. I think which you choose may depend on your age and lifestyle. Only coffee will give you that morning buzz you need at the start of a hectic work day. However the phrase "time for a nice cup of relaxing tea" doesn't work when you replace the tea with coffee.
     
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  6. Eseyria

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    I don't drink coffee but I do love drinking tea
     
  7. Samez

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    I usually drink more coffee than tea.
    Tea drinking is more or less a ceremony while I drink coffee usually at work due to being available. :coffee:
    For tea I prefere oolongs and darjeeling.
    For variety I sometimes drink marrocan style mint tea or spiced tea with milk.
     
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  8. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    don't trust any study that makes blanket claims about "X being healthy" or "X being unhealthy", such claims are virtually always unfounded. Honestly, don't trust any singular study in the field of nutritional science either way. So much of that stuff is bought, it's incredible. The only thing that is somewhat reliable are large scale metastudies.

    Source: worked for an agency whose entire job it was to make sure scientists publish articles that would please their Nestlé clients. also, greenwashing.
     
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  9. hobbsyoyo

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    I've never liked tea but I could probably force myself to like it enough to drink the way I forced myself to like coffee. Even then, once I discovered I could buy little packets of caffeine and flavoring to add to water, I ditched coffee for the most part. I guess I'm saying I'd only ever drink tea for the caffeine but I have better alternatives so I don't drink tea.
     
  10. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Not Quite Sonic Retired Moderator

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    Chinese milk tea for me. Yum!
     
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    A large serving every morning. :coffee:
     
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    I have been trying to find a good Rooibos Earl Grey, but all the ones I have found have had hardly any bergamont. Does anyone know one that has loads in?
     
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    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    Never heard of Rooibos Earl Grey, interesting mix. I drink (and can recommend) this brand, but only get it when you can find it at a store. It's much too expensive in online-shopping. Obviously get the loose-leaf, not the teabags:

    https://ahmadtea.com.au/products/earl-grey-20-classic-teabags
     
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    Not a fan of normal tea, but mint tea is pretty good. I've never drank hot drinks, so getting into that was very different for me. I haven't had it in a while, though.
     

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