I enjoy a cup of tea before work (sometimes) but generally abstain from tea and coffee during the week. Like wine I tend to favour saving a good coffee for the weekends. You lose the caffeine kick if you have it regularly. I drink lemon tea at work.
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Problem was that it kept jumping out of the cup on me. It would ruin clothes, favorite shirts, several times while driving, the coffee cup would just jump out of the cup holder, which was a perfect fit, and coffee everywhere. So one day day I said that's it, no more coffee for me.
Quit the diet coke 2 summers ago. Oh I love that stuff, 1 44oz everyday. So I broke my foot 2 summers ago from stress fractures; I bowled several days a week, and the new bowling shoes were hard on my feet. I wasn't able to walk for 3 weeks, no lunch, hurt to much to get that diet coke, and ended losing another 25 lbs in weight. So the weight I've been struggling to lose by running and walking 3 miles; 5 days a week for 5 years, was suddenly lost.
I'm not going back to that stuff, just water and beer for me, cheap beer.
I hated coffee as well. Way too bitter.
I found that if I used a really course ground it removed most of the bitterness.
I would add half and half (still do if panera, wont even purchase at Starbucks).
But I found an instant blend, slightly watered down, with 1 packet of splenda (no need for milk/cream).
But I can't drink what most people call coffee. My Russian friends call American Coffee "Coffee Juice", and they call what I drink a Second derivative of "Coffee Juice"... (We get darker liquid washing the stain from the cup, LOL).
To each their own. You are better off with the water.
My office has unlimited coffee available, and I have a 24 oz cup. It rarely gets emptied completely, but I refill it at least 8 times a day, often more. That doesn't include the full 10-cup pot I have in the morning before work, of course.
but on average... I use to get a double expresso with 2 cubes sugar and some milk.
That's my standard portion, from which I take 3 a day, sometimes more (depending on how soon I started or how much stress brings the day).
Trying to reduce, but not so successfull on it
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Turns out 9 mugs of tea per day isn't normal , and that disregards the coffees I have just to start the old motor. The Mayo Clinic suggests closer to 4 cups of coffee or 8 cups of tea per day as a maximum safe limit[^]
So much for the cup that cheers but does not inebriate.
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