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Old 11-28-2007, 12:35 PM
Nomar Nomar is offline
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Default coffee vs tea

which one is best for you ? best to play poker on ?

green tea plain ?
decaf coffee black ?
French vanilla skim milk and equal ?
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: coffee vs tea

mmmmm coffee.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: coffee vs tea

both? everything in moderation? espresso > drip. Natural tea > bottled, sugared, crap.

What is it with these questions.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:02 PM
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Default Re: coffee vs tea

In general I don't drink coffee, but two days ago I had a long day.
Up at 8
1st job paperwork 9-11am
feeling beat, Vietnamese Coffee on Ice(expresso with condensed milk) with lunch.
2nd job.. labour from 12-3.. then paperwork until 5
then 5-6:30 meeting and discussions on the phone/fax
with China (9-10:30am their time)
Grab a starbucks grande latte for dinner (no food)
then I have a night class at 7:00pm
(business Chinese (Mandarin)).. Other student, 50y old businessman, does not show, so I am HU with the teacher and I'm sharp
for the 2h30.
Home at 10m..
Check my email for replies from China..
11-12 eat a noodle and try and relax.
I fall asleep at 12:30 but then I am awake at 4:00am and I can not fall back to sleep. I get up and review my work for 3 hours until the kids wake up at 7am.

By about 2:00pm that day, (no coffee, I am falling asleep at my desk.)
I manage to hang on till 3:30pm but then tell my associate who does all the Chinese translations, that I am going.(lucky that I'm the boss)
At home i snooze from 4-5, but then I get up for a short meeting at 5:30 which I want to re-schedule, but I make instead... Then family stuff until 8:30pm.
I fall alseep at 9pm and do not get up until 7:45am.

My normal routine is 1:45-2am sleep... 7:45-8am wake up.
I used to do that for weeks when I was playing poker.

Moral of the story
More than one coffee per day messes me up.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:06 PM
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Green tea has been said to have thermogenic properties, but then again it has been said to do almost everything these days. It definitely has anti-oxidants going, but you have to drink a lot to gain all the benefits that studies talk about seeing, supposedly. Who knows what drinking just a moderate amount can do.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:35 PM
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As far as caffeine goes, black teas are going to typically be the strongest, then green teas, then white teas (have some caffeine, but not a lot, don't drink it to wake up).

However, white teas are the highest in anti-oxidants.

If you're asking us to choose one of your three options, then go with green tea (pure green tea leaves, not some sweetened bottled Nestea or Sweet Leaf)
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