I drank a lot of tea today. I never used to be a fan of tea. It’s not that I hated it, I just didn’t prefer it…then I moved to The Netherlands. You see here they drink a LOT of tea and coffee. It’s just what they do to be social. They don’t say, “let’s visit”, it’s “let’s have coffee”.
Well, I started with asking for coffee all the time because I enjoy coffee a lot but unfortunately, if I drink it at night time I tend to have a hard time falling asleep and that’s the main time they sit down to drink it. So I had to adjust. And what I discovered is tea is great. It has so much variety. Just today I had three different kinds (orange, strawberry and spice) It’s so much fun to try out the different flavors. I think my favorite so far is spice.
Plus, somehow tea seems healthier to me than coffee. I don’t have any scientific facts to back it up, I just don’t feel as “ick” when I drink tea. Don’t get me wrong, coffee is wonderful in it’s own right. My goodness, I wouldn’t remember a bit of London the first time around with out it! But there’s also that awful after taste and semi-headache that comes with drinking too much of it at the wrong time. Tea doesn’t have that.
Although I’m now finding out (at 11:30pm) that it contains enough caffeine that after 6 cups in one day it can have a coffee like effect on my sleep. darn! Oh well. Another annoying disadvantage to all this tea is, my teeth have lost a lot of there Crest-Night-Affect-ness. boo! But other than that I’ve really learned to appreciate tea and all it’s variety. Now all I have to do is learn how to limit it enough to get some sleep!