Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Some Guy)   What happens to your body when you drink black tea every day? Missing from list: the unquenchable urge to play mah jongg or Scrabble, the endless reruns of Vera and Father Brown Mysteries that seep into every room of the house   (readersdigest.com.au) divider line
    More: Misc, Tea, cup of tea, Caffeine, Green tea, Camellia sinensis, Unsweetened tea, Hot black tea, Black tea  
•       •       •

703 clicks; posted to Food » on 21 Jan 2021 at 4:50 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



58 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2021-01-21 5:01:38 PM  
I haven't RTFA yet, so I don't know if it's another one of those "you gon' die" pieces, but I can tell you from experience that drinking black tea every day will give you a quiet sense of well being and the feeling that whatever the day throws at you, you can handle it AND YOU WILL PRY MY KEEMUN FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS WITH ONE PINKY STICKING OUT.
 
2021-01-21 5:09:47 PM  

Madison_Smiled: I haven't RTFA yet, so I don't know if it's another one of those "you gon' die" pieces, but I can tell you from experience that drinking black tea every day will give you a quiet sense of well being and the feeling that whatever the day throws at you, you can handle it AND YOU WILL PRY MY KEEMUN FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS WITH ONE PINKY STICKING OUT.


No, it's like the rash of other clickbait posts, where you'll get a slideshow of alleged, largely positive effects as well as a few alleged, largely negative effects, followed by how to obtain & consume said products.

Both positive & negative effects will be packed with weasel-words like "may be" or "a study suggests", with no useful information other than of what you're most likely aware, coupled to a lot of links to other, relevant (and I mean "relevant to the eyeshare and ad revenue of the article's publisher", not "relevant to the subject") articles & sites.

A waste of farking time, in other words. But, you don't even need to click the link - it's from Reader's Digest, after all.
 
2021-01-21 5:10:09 PM  
And don't forget the strong desire to captain a galaxy class starship.
 
2021-01-21 5:10:57 PM  
The worst part? It's not even the American site for Reader's Digest. It's the Australian site. I guess we're worried Australia isn't getting enough American ad money.
 
2021-01-21 5:11:55 PM  
Until I met my wife, I only drank hot tea once in a blue moon. Now we have his/her teapots. She likes matcha whereas I prefer black/herbal blends.

Blackberry Sage
Orange Gingermint

Both cut 50/50 w/ English Breakfast

And Constant Comment as-is. I'm not a monster.
 
2021-01-21 5:12:05 PM  

Nadie_AZ: And don't forget the strong desire to captain a galaxy class starship.


That effect's limited to just one variety, served a very specific way, though. Given that we don't yet have starships, I'd classify that as an "alleged, largely negative effect" - unrequired desire compelled by ingestion is typically viewed as such, after all.
 
2021-01-21 5:15:41 PM  

Thosw: Until I met my wife, I only drank hot tea once in a blue moon. Now we have his/her teapots. She likes matcha whereas I prefer black/herbal blends.

Blackberry Sage
Orange Gingermint

Both cut 50/50 w/ English Breakfast

And Constant Comment as-is. I'm not a monster.


I have two cases (yes, cases - not boxes, but 6-box cases) of Bigelow Earl Grey and peppermint tea in my pantry, along with everything from dragon pearls to lapsang souchong in my tea cupboard. The former's for my daily consumption, as I go through 1-2 quarts of hot tea a day, and the latter's for special occasions when I need to either celebrate or impress.

I've a bunch of ancient Teavana containers I still use to hold my loose teas, just because I like knowing that they're dead every time I pull one out.
 
2021-01-21 5:18:10 PM  

FormlessOne: Nadie_AZ: And don't forget the strong desire to captain a galaxy class starship.

That effect's limited to just one variety, served a very specific way, though. Given that we don't yet have starships, I'd classify that as an "alleged, largely negative effect" - unrequired desire compelled by ingestion is typically viewed as such, after all.


Make it so
 
2021-01-21 5:18:45 PM  
I have been drinking 2-3 cups of Morning Thunder everyday that I'm home, for at least 35 years. The only reason is that I enjoy it more than coffee.
 
2021-01-21 5:25:11 PM  

Nadie_AZ: And don't forget the strong desire to captain a galaxy class starship.


What about baldness?
 
2021-01-21 5:29:49 PM  

Nadie_AZ: And don't forget the strong desire to captain a galaxy class starship.


I had that before I started drinking tea.
 
2021-01-21 5:38:42 PM  
Believe it or not Jail, that's what you get for drinking tea!
 
2021-01-21 5:39:43 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size

Yup
 
2021-01-21 5:59:42 PM  
I drink like three mugs of black tea a day and by that article's reckoning I am a god!
 
2021-01-21 6:10:52 PM  
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the leaf of tea that thoughts acquire speed.
The teeth acquire stains.  The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
 
2021-01-21 6:14:26 PM  

Thosw: Until I met my wife, I only drank hot tea once in a blue moon. Now we have his/her teapots. She likes matcha whereas I prefer black/herbal blends.

Blackberry Sage
Orange Gingermint

Both cut 50/50 w/ English Breakfast

And Constant Comment as-is. I'm not a monster.


We buy Constant Comment by the case. Hubby probably drinks ten cups a day. I only drink two.
 
2021-01-21 6:18:59 PM  

FormlessOne: I've a bunch of ancient Teavana containers I still use to hold my loose teas, just because I like knowing that they're dead every time I pull one out.


I share your sentiment. However, I got rid of my stupidly-large metal Teavana containers because they only pissed me off.

/I walked out when they refused to let me reuse one of those containers because they wanted me to buy another at $15, if memory serves.
 
2021-01-21 6:31:44 PM  
English Breakfast with 20% Lapsang Souchong for my morning heart starter.

Christ we sound like vegans.
 
2021-01-21 6:43:17 PM  

Madison_Smiled: Nadie_AZ: And don't forget the strong desire to captain a galaxy class starship.

What about baldness?


I had that before I started drinking tea.
 
2021-01-21 7:11:11 PM  
you become more intelligent, refined, and genteel?


but honestly i really like both tea and coffee. however, drinking tea feels "more pure" and tonic-like -it never makes my pee smell odd.....
 
2021-01-21 7:15:19 PM  
please don't hate me fark, but i LOATHE earl gray.

to me, bergamot tastes and smells like bug spray, yuck!
 
2021-01-21 7:39:05 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-01-21 7:39:46 PM  

luna1580: please don't hate me fark, but i LOATHE earl gray.

to me, bergamot tastes and smells like bug spray, yuck!


I freaking love it. a decade ago when i went through a Snus habit, i was ordering bergamot flavored stuff online.

As for the tea, i definitely go through my share of sleepy tea and constant comment.  I never realized how good hot tea was until a few months ago, and now its a constant in the later parts of the day when i want hot drinks but want to avoid the caffeine rush as the day winds down.
 
2021-01-21 8:00:56 PM  

blondambition: Thosw: Until I met my wife, I only drank hot tea once in a blue moon. Now we have his/her teapots. She likes matcha whereas I prefer black/herbal blends.

Blackberry Sage
Orange Gingermint

Both cut 50/50 w/ English Breakfast

And Constant Comment as-is. I'm not a monster.

We buy Constant Comment by the case. Hubby probably drinks ten cups a day. I only drink two.


Yep. I'll drink a gallon in two days.
 
2021-01-21 8:10:29 PM  
Southern iced tea is made with "Black Tea" ...usually Lipton is best IMHO.

Black tea isn't exotic or uncommon. Tho normally it's blend. It's what I normally refer to as "tea".


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
Oak [BareFark]
2021-01-21 8:23:36 PM  
What about the CRUMPETS?
 
2021-01-21 8:25:41 PM  
Mrs Clam goes through a 200g can of Earl Grey in two or three weeks. I buy them by the half-dozen.

I drink English Breakfast hot in the winter and Irish Breakfast as iced tea in the summer. I don't drink as much as she does, because I have to go easy on my fluid intake.
 
2021-01-21 8:47:02 PM  
that's it, starting the cold brew half gallon black tea right this second. sometimes do green with fresh mint, sometimes do coffee, sometimes jamaica (hibiscus), sometimes do hot brewed gynostemma.......

but today classic black it is!
 
2021-01-21 8:52:06 PM  

luna1580: please don't hate me fark, but i LOATHE earl gray.

to me, bergamot tastes and smells like bug spray, yuck!


I love it in a "London Fog" tea latte. I don't know why, but that bergamot with steamed milk is farking delish!

...Pity that Starbucks keeps swapping out english breakfast black tea, which makes it a royal breakfast tea latte.
 
2021-01-21 8:56:52 PM  

Oak: What about the CRUMPETS?


I don't play an instrument.
 
2021-01-21 9:33:06 PM  
One benefit: helps you sleep
Next benefit: caffeine improves your attention span

These seem mutually exclusive to me.
 
2021-01-21 9:48:08 PM  

Thosw: Until I met my wife, I only drank hot tea once in a blue moon. Now we have his/her teapots. She likes matcha whereas I prefer black/herbal blends.

Blackberry Sage
Orange Gingermint

Both cut 50/50 w/ English Breakfast

And Constant Comment as-is. I'm not a monster.


Blackberry sage sounds like a flavor I would adore. I just googled it. Do you get it from The Republic of Tea?

I'm doing a sugar-free January challenge at work (no added sugars, no artificial sweeteners), so with no diet soda I've rediscovered my love for fresh brewed iced tea. I've been making the Twinings cold-brewed tea at my desk. I'd forgotten how refreshing and satisfying fresh brewed iced tea is. In the evenings, it's Twinings chamomile or peppermint. On the weekends, I like the Twinings mixed black tea box that has Irish, English Breakfast, Earl Gray, and Lady Gray.
 
2021-01-21 10:53:48 PM  
I showed this to my dad, who drinks black tea everyday, and he replied, "hey, I play mah jong and sudoku, not Scrabble!" Also, my mom, who drinks black tea everyday, watches Father Brown and Miss Fischer, not Vera.
 
amb [TotalFark]
2021-01-21 11:23:25 PM  
I like the Harney and Sons Historic Palaces collection. I have the Royal Palace and Tower of London in loose leaf. Also have their Earl Grey Supreme and British Breakfast in loose leaf. Also, when I don't feel like brewing loose leaf, I bought a couple huge boxes of PG Tips. On box 2 now, will probably run out of that in another month or so. I drink 3 or so cups a day.
 
2021-01-22 12:21:08 AM  

kp1230: Thosw: Until I met my wife, I only drank hot tea once in a blue moon. Now we have his/her teapots. She likes matcha whereas I prefer black/herbal blends.

Blackberry Sage
Orange Gingermint

Both cut 50/50 w/ English Breakfast

And Constant Comment as-is. I'm not a monster.

Blackberry sage sounds like a flavor I would adore. I just googled it. Do you get it from The Republic of Tea?

I'm doing a sugar-free January challenge at work (no added sugars, no artificial sweeteners), so with no diet soda I've rediscovered my love for fresh brewed iced tea. I've been making the Twinings cold-brewed tea at my desk. I'd forgotten how refreshing and satisfying fresh brewed iced tea is. In the evenings, it's Twinings chamomile or peppermint. On the weekends, I like the Twinings mixed black tea box that has Irish, English Breakfast, Earl Gray, and Lady Gray.


Yes. The blackberry sage and orange ginger mint are both from Republic of Tea. We buy 1lb loose bags.

When you order direct from them, they will send you a catalog on a semi-regular basis with a sachet of different flavors to try.

For the longest time, I didn't use many of them and then one day I noticed that one was Blackcurrant Rosemary and it hit me the same way Blackberry Sage did.

Unfortunately, they'd quit carrying it except as tea bags for iced tea, so I've taken to trying to blend my own w/ Harney & Sons "Paris" (blackcurrant) and fresh Rosemary from the garden. Haven't quite figured that one out yet.
 
2021-01-22 3:01:14 AM  
Adagio tea has an Earl Grey Moonlight that is very tasty. They also have a really nifty feature where you can mix your own tea blends, design tins for them and buy/sell them as individuals or sets. I got a couple of these as gifts and it was a lot of fun trying different flavors!

Adagio Blends
 
2021-01-22 6:55:15 AM  

teto85: [Fark user image image 850x850]


Okay, hubby needs that... 😝
 
2021-01-22 6:57:09 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size


I can't handle black tea myself-- too many tannins.

However I do love me an Oolong.  (Thanks again, bobug!)
 
2021-01-22 7:17:04 AM  

FormlessOne: Thosw: Until I met my wife, I only drank hot tea once in a blue moon. Now we have his/her teapots. She likes matcha whereas I prefer black/herbal blends.

Blackberry Sage
Orange Gingermint

Both cut 50/50 w/ English Breakfast

And Constant Comment as-is. I'm not a monster.

I have two cases (yes, cases - not boxes, but 6-box cases) of Bigelow Earl Grey and peppermint tea in my pantry, along with everything from dragon pearls to lapsang souchong in my tea cupboard. The former's for my daily consumption, as I go through 1-2 quarts of hot tea a day, and the latter's for special occasions when I need to either celebrate or impress.

I've a bunch of ancient Teavana containers I still use to hold my loose teas, just because I like knowing that they're dead every time I pull one out.


Fark user imageView Full Size

Fark user imageView Full Size

Fark user imageView Full Size

Plus, a shelf in the kitchen.

So. Good.
 
2021-01-22 7:17:50 AM  

anfrind: It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the leaf of tea that thoughts acquire speed.
The teeth acquire stains.  The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.


I like the cut of your jib!
 
2021-01-22 7:18:26 AM  

Snaptastic: FormlessOne: I've a bunch of ancient Teavana containers I still use to hold my loose teas, just because I like knowing that they're dead every time I pull one out.

I share your sentiment. However, I got rid of my stupidly-large metal Teavana containers because they only pissed me off.

/I walked out when they refused to let me reuse one of those containers because they wanted me to buy another at $15, if memory serves.


Weird. I reused mine all the time.
 
2021-01-22 7:21:01 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size

The main body of our tea collection.
Three bags of black teas, a handful of green tea, two white tea, and the rest are oolongs
 
2021-01-22 7:22:14 AM  

Oak: What about the CRUMPETS?


I made crumpets yesterday :) here is an easy recipe from Food Network. I don't make the whipped butter part. Just the crumpets. They store well, and you just pop them in a toaster when you want one. I like them with lemon curd.
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/b​o​bby-flay/crumpets-2079741
 
2021-01-22 7:23:10 AM  

Oak: What about the CRUMPETS?


Oh, sorry. Evidence of said crumpets...
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-01-22 7:25:46 AM  

kp1230: Thosw: Until I met my wife, I only drank hot tea once in a blue moon. Now we have his/her teapots. She likes matcha whereas I prefer black/herbal blends.

Blackberry Sage
Orange Gingermint

Both cut 50/50 w/ English Breakfast

And Constant Comment as-is. I'm not a monster.

Blackberry sage sounds like a flavor I would adore. I just googled it. Do you get it from The Republic of Tea?

I'm doing a sugar-free January challenge at work (no added sugars, no artificial sweeteners), so with no diet soda I've rediscovered my love for fresh brewed iced tea. I've been making the Twinings cold-brewed tea at my desk. I'd forgotten how refreshing and satisfying fresh brewed iced tea is. In the evenings, it's Twinings chamomile or peppermint. On the weekends, I like the Twinings mixed black tea box that has Irish, English Breakfast, Earl Gray, and Lady Gray.


Try some jasmine with a couple of regular tea bags when you brew iced. Nice scent, and the flavor isn't overpowering, if you get decent jasmine. I get it from the Spice and Tea Exchange.
 
2021-01-22 7:32:49 AM  
I can't drink black tea now, due to my kidneys. I form oxalate stones, which can be exacerbated by the oxalate in black tea. I can still drink white and green teas.
 
2021-01-22 8:28:59 AM  

Trocadero: I showed this to my dad, who drinks black tea everyday, and he replied, "hey, I play mah jong and sudoku, not Scrabble!" Also, my mom, who drinks black tea everyday, watches Father Brown and Miss Fischer, not Vera.


If your mom likes British crime solving vicars, Grantchester on Amazon Prime would be good accompaniment for tea drinking.

/Might want to recommend iced tea
//vicar is hawt
///three lumps of sugar please
 
2021-01-22 10:01:58 AM  
I forgot to mention one other source I had for Tea. Dried up due to Covid, but someday...
My BIL had to travel a lot for work to various places. And once he racked up frequent flier miles, he and his wife would travel. China, Africa, Russia, Europe, etc. So I asked her to grab me all the tea  bags in hotels they'd stop in. I got a nice big varied grab bag out of it and it wasn't hard to pack or shop for since tea bags are so tiny.
 
2021-01-22 11:38:39 AM  

bobug: kp1230: Thosw: Until I met my wife, I only drank hot tea once in a blue moon. Now we have his/her teapots. She likes matcha whereas I prefer black/herbal blends.

Blackberry Sage
Orange Gingermint

Both cut 50/50 w/ English Breakfast

And Constant Comment as-is. I'm not a monster.

Blackberry sage sounds like a flavor I would adore. I just googled it. Do you get it from The Republic of Tea?

I'm doing a sugar-free January challenge at work (no added sugars, no artificial sweeteners), so with no diet soda I've rediscovered my love for fresh brewed iced tea. I've been making the Twinings cold-brewed tea at my desk. I'd forgotten how refreshing and satisfying fresh brewed iced tea is. In the evenings, it's Twinings chamomile or peppermint. On the weekends, I like the Twinings mixed black tea box that has Irish, English Breakfast, Earl Gray, and Lady Gray.

Try some jasmine with a couple of regular tea bags when you brew iced. Nice scent, and the flavor isn't overpowering, if you get decent jasmine. I get it from the Spice and Tea Exchange.


Thanks! I'll try that!
 
2021-01-22 12:20:38 PM  

Thosw: kp1230: Thosw: Until I met my wife, I only drank hot tea once in a blue moon. Now we have his/her teapots. She likes matcha whereas I prefer black/herbal blends.

Blackberry Sage
Orange Gingermint

Both cut 50/50 w/ English Breakfast

And Constant Comment as-is. I'm not a monster.

Blackberry sage sounds like a flavor I would adore. I just googled it. Do you get it from The Republic of Tea?

I'm doing a sugar-free January challenge at work (no added sugars, no artificial sweeteners), so with no diet soda I've rediscovered my love for fresh brewed iced tea. I've been making the Twinings cold-brewed tea at my desk. I'd forgotten how refreshing and satisfying fresh brewed iced tea is. In the evenings, it's Twinings chamomile or peppermint. On the weekends, I like the Twinings mixed black tea box that has Irish, English Breakfast, Earl Gray, and Lady Gray.

Yes. The blackberry sage and orange ginger mint are both from Republic of Tea. We buy 1lb loose bags.

When you order direct from them, they will send you a catalog on a semi-regular basis with a sachet of different flavors to try.

For the longest time, I didn't use many of them and then one day I noticed that one was Blackcurrant Rosemary and it hit me the same way Blackberry Sage did.

Unfortunately, they'd quit carrying it except as tea bags for iced tea, so I've taken to trying to blend my own w/ Harney & Sons "Paris" (blackcurrant) and fresh Rosemary from the garden. Haven't quite figured that one out yet.


Thank you! We're headed to a larger town town tomorrow where there is a World Market and I'll check there. The sample sachet sounds fun, so I'll order online too.
 
Displayed 50 of 58 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.