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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:11 pm 
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I had to cut out drinking coffee due to the fact I consumed far too much for my health, and I mean a lot at least 2ltrs of fresh coffee a day.
Never really got into tea, it is the combination of tea and milk and my stomach has never enjoyed it.
So have ended up drinking yerba mate (ilex paraguensis) , a south american 'tea' still has a form of caffeine but doesn't ruin my body and apparently is quite good for you.
So who else has forsaken tea and coffee for an alternative hot beverage?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Mulled wine or beer left by the burner.

The old trout drinks ginger tea. Partial to green tea myself, of course no milk involved.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:55 pm 
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joe careless wrote:
I had to cut out drinking coffee due to the fact I consumed far too much for my health, and I mean a lot at least 2ltrs of fresh coffee a day.
Never really got into tea, it is the combination of tea and milk and my stomach has never enjoyed it.
So have ended up drinking yerba mate (ilex paraguensis) , a south american 'tea' still has a form of caffeine but doesn't ruin my body and apparently is quite good for you.
So who else has forsaken tea and coffee for an alternative hot beverage?


I'm quite partial to Bovril/Oxo on really cold days, bit overboard on the salt content though so best enjoyed in moderation. Hot blackcurrant cordial is another good one for the worst moments of winter.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:02 am 
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yerba mate, apparently is pretty addictive., also if you get traditional gord to drink it from it looks like you smoking a bong. theres a bit of a nack to making it in the gord though. chimarrão in brazil


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:24 am 
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A few years ago, I had a full-on coffee/caffeine 'problem' - I'd make it like treacle, at least 1 large mug every hour (plus 2 cans of Red Bull in the afternoon). I decided to go 'cold turkey' and just have the one mug first thing, then drink water (with maybe one or two teas) for the rest of the day. Weirdly, although I was practically asleep for the first few days, after a week I was actually a LOT more alert, energised and invigorated than I was with my regular stim hits.

I find that now, 'proper' teas (like Lapsang or Chai) have an incredibly mellowing effect on me, and I tend to drink them when I feel like I need a coffee. I just can't get on with herbal or fruit teas - they just congeal at the bottom of my stomach and make me feel a bit sick.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:36 am 
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Koupe wrote:
A few years ago, I had a full-on coffee/caffeine 'problem' - I'd make it like treacle, at least 1 large mug every hour (plus 2 cans of Red Bull in the afternoon). I decided to go 'cold turkey' and just have the one mug first thing, then drink water (with maybe one or two teas) for the rest of the day. Weirdly, although I was practically asleep for the first few days, after a week I was actually a LOT more alert, energised and invigorated than I was with my regular stim hits.

I find that now, 'proper' teas (like Lapsang or Chai) have an incredibly mellowing effect on me, and I tend to drink them when I feel like I need a coffee. I just can't get on with herbal or fruit teas - they just congeal at the bottom of my stomach and make me feel a bit sick.


had a guy round my house a while ago (salesman) and I asked if he wanted a coffee or tea. he explained he had a problem similar to yours and gave him self a heart attack, young guy too :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:33 am 
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lumos2000 wrote:
Koupe wrote:
A few years ago, I had a full-on coffee/caffeine 'problem' - I'd make it like treacle, at least 1 large mug every hour (plus 2 cans of Red Bull in the afternoon). I decided to go 'cold turkey' and just have the one mug first thing, then drink water (with maybe one or two teas) for the rest of the day. Weirdly, although I was practically asleep for the first few days, after a week I was actually a LOT more alert, energised and invigorated than I was with my regular stim hits.

I find that now, 'proper' teas (like Lapsang or Chai) have an incredibly mellowing effect on me, and I tend to drink them when I feel like I need a coffee. I just can't get on with herbal or fruit teas - they just congeal at the bottom of my stomach and make me feel a bit sick.


had a guy round my house a while ago (salesman) and I asked if he wanted a coffee or tea. he explained he had a problem similar to yours and gave him self a heart attack, young guy too :shock:


NOW YOU HAVE SCARED ME!!.

this is me, i live on the stuff, treacle thick cafetiere made coffee, gallons of it . i think i need to have a long hard think about things.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:20 am 
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I love my coffee and find it really hard to give it up although I'm sure that's why I have difficulty in sleeping at night.

My hubby drinks Red Bush now or as we call it Ginger Pubes but I find it just tastes like cardboard.

Alison


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:50 am 
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I drink too much coffee in the day but like Yorkshire Tea so should get back involved with that.

Don't drink caffeine after about 7pm but like a Horlicks every now and then. Got to make it with 100% milk though.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:53 am 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
I drink too much coffee in the day but like Yorkshire Tea so should get back involved with that.

Don't drink caffeine after about 7pm but like a Horlicks every now and then. Got to make it with 100% milk though.


Is it still Horlicks if it is 100% milk?

I actually looked at Horlicks in the supermarket yesterday, haven't had any for many years.

Used to love the chewy bits.


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