Tell me something, will you?
Do you all drink water? How much?
I drink pot after pot of tea. When I was a coffee drinker, the dehydration was much more pronounced and water-drinking was incredibly necessary. I'm sure the same is true when it comes to tea, but that it's more subtle.
Study after study shows the caffeine levels in tea. And that it dehydrates you. Right? I mean...I'm far from a scientist. I'm very curious by nature, but don't have the follow through to go and research every hare-brained thought that jets through my cranium. That's where you lot come in.
Someone who comes here regularly can inform us: does tea, in fact, dehydrate us the same way coffee does? Really?
Is it necessary to drink water to counter-balance the tea you've consumed? How much? 1 part tea=1 part water? Sounds reasonable, doesn't it? Not that I'm drinking that much water. Not by a long shot.
I drink a pot of black and a pot of Oolong before I've even transitioned from pj's to human clothing (business attire). And my normal schedule entails carrying either one or even two thermoses of more black tea, which I down before the clock has even struck twelve.
By early afternoon, I'm easing into lighter Oolongs or even white tea, and by evening, I've easily consumed 6 or 7 full teapots. Easily.
My worry? Do I really need to be drinking that much water? Really? Please tell me it isn't so.
I mean, water's ok. But it's certainly not tea. Hot, delicious tea. I think I'll have one more cup before going to bed.