So here’s the thing… My daily drink of choice is iced tea. I drink it all day long, almost non-stop.
I’m not terribly particular, but I tend to stick with a mix of black & green—unsweetened—sometimes with a touch of lemon. I also like a nice glass of oolong from time to time, & I start most days with a cup of hot ginseng tea. And I go through at least a (2-quart, I believe) pitcher every other day. :img2
But that’s okay, because tea is good for you, right? Everything you read these days praises the many health benefits of tea. :img20 Right?!
Now I see this article from The Washington Post:
No, no, no-no-no-no-no. NO!
I will not hear this. It’s bullshit—it has to be! :img28 —& I won’t have it.
And yet…it makes me a little nervous. :img6
Am I drinking too much tea? Is it affecting my kidneys? Am I going to die?!
My doctor takes blood every year before my annual exam, & I’m pretty sure he tests for kidney function, but is that going to show problems before it’s too late? Should I give up tea & switch to something else? (Please don’t say water. I like water, but I don’t love it the way I love my tea. :img2 )
Tea is what keeps me going. It makes life worth living, & I’m not sure I’m willing to change.
I’m not alone in that, am I? There have to be a few of you who are equally addicted to tea.
So please tell me I don’t have to give it up…
And that my iced tea obsession isn’t going to kill me. :img16
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