I grew up with green tea in the house. It was always there and pretty much left stored in it’s little red tin in the back of the cupboard. My family is a coffee drinking family and the idea of drinking green tea on a regular basis would have required a lot of effort to do.
So here I am, in England, in my own flat, thinking that perhaps it is time to try drinking green tea for 30 days and see what effects it may have on me. I’m not going to ditch my coffee habit – oh no – to much of an addict here.
But perhaps instead of my regular mid-morning/mid-afternoon cups of earl grey, chai or roobios tea I’ll try green tea.
30 days (7th Nov 2011 – 7th Dec 2011).
Reflection (written 8th Dec 2011, posted 16th Dec): I’ve posted this rather late, forgetting to actually physically press the “update” button before logging out! So here is the original post…
Central heating in British flats is a slow and agonising process with electric heaters. I prefer gas personally. And so, I found myself consuming several cups of green tea in an effort to keep my fingers warm enough to type on my keyboard in my fridge of a home office. In all, I don’t think I’ve made drinking green tea a daily habit, but certainly a several-times-a-week type of habit. I tried this not as a way to cut down my coffee drinking (which I have no intention of changing) but out of curiosity. I can’t say my body felt any different during those 30 days but I do think that I’ve come to have a greater appreciation for the taste of green tea.