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Monday, March 08, 2010

Double digits

Today makes ten days since my last cup of coffee. Don't be too impressed; I'm drinking tea to avoid the worst of the withdrawal. Still, I've gone from 4-5 cups of coffee a day to 5-6 cups of tea. Considering coffee has double the caffeine of black tea, I'm pretty happy with that at this point.

I really don't miss it as much as I thought I would. It catches me off guard sometimes, when I catch a stray whiff in public. Mostly, though, I'm doing pretty well. I put away the coffee maker and got out the iced tea maker, and I'm doing hot tea in the morning so there really hasn't been any culture shock. I found a really good spicy pear black tea at a place a few blocks from my church. It's a little pricey, but as one of my friends pointed out, it's probably pretty hard to grow spicy pears. ;-P

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Blogger Jean said...

Are you sure? I thought tea (unless it was decaffeinated or naturally caffeine free) tended to have more caffeine than coffee...I can't remember. Mind all scrambled.

9:24 PM  
Blogger EJ said...

I'm sure. Here's how it shakes out:

Item Oz caff/mg
Coffee (Br) 8 108
Coffee (DC, Br) 8 6
Coffee (DC, In) 8 3
Coffee (Drip) 8 145
Coffee (Espresso)1.5 77
Coffee (Instant) 8 57
Tea (Br) 8 47
Tea (Brewed,Im) 8 60
Tea (Green) 8 25
Tea (Iced) 8 47
Tea (Instant) 8 26
Tea (white) 8 15

Br=Brewed
DC=Decaf
In=Instant
IM=Imported

http://www.energyfiend.com/the-caffeine-database

3:08 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

I guess that lays it all out. Tea wins hands down.

I drank only tea until I was around 28. Then I started drinking a little coffee. Tea is still my preference, and that's what I drink when hubby isn't around. But I can put away some coffee if it's available.

7:35 PM  
Blogger EJ said...

I know! We drank most of a pot between the two of us when you stopped through here.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

:D

7:12 PM  

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