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New Years Resolutions

1. Drink more water. Although, truthfully, no one has still explained to me
convincingly why putting tea leaves in water reduces its efficacy.

2. Read more. And keep a list of books read here. Okay, I do read quite a
bit, but in spurts. I'm going to be more organized about it (Inner voice:
Yeah, right. You organized!! Hah!)

3. Write more. I used to write fiction every day. I need to get back to
doing that. It's healthy for me. Far healthier than reading the news which
merely serves to raise my blood pressure.

4. Uhm... No idea. Maybe I'll think of more later.



Drinking water without tea leaves

Hi Em,
When you add tea leaves to water and boil the whole thing (not much point in the tea leaves otherwise ;-), you add substances from the tea leaves to the water. Water in itself is cleansing, it flushes through you and leaves no traces. Black tea adds theine (a kind of caffeine) to your system. Herbal tea adds the good things of herbs to your system. In itself this can make you feel good and can be good for you, but the cleansing power of the clear water is no longer there.
I hope this makes some kind of sense.

Paul @ cotw

Re: Drinking water without tea leaves

Hey Paul,

Yeah, I know all the words, but it still seems weird to me. But hey, that's just me.

Re: Drinking water without tea leaves

Hi Em,
Don't worry, drink happy. Drink what you like as long as you are feeling okay. Not everyone has this habit/trait/twist to drink a lot of water.
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