Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Dangers of Tea

Many a time you will come to this blog and find words of praise for a beverage I call chai. Its a warm beverage of tea and milk with a dash of sugar for the sweet inclined. I now realize my praises have been reckless as I have sung the praises of chai, yet seldom do I discuss the darker side of the delectable beverage. Today I temper my love for chai with some words of advice: Do not, I repeat DO NOT drink a cup of loose leaf chai at 9:45 at night. Yes you may tell yourself that chai is not as strong as coffee and therefore will have no effect on you whatsoever. You may remind yourself of all the days you drank tea and promptly began snoring like a hibernating brown bear. However chai drinking at 9:45 at night can result in side effects such as lying in bed for 48 minutes listening to each individual rain drop as it hits your roof forcing you to go downstairs and deplete your carefully saved new episodes of Ugly Betty that you were hoping to watch as you savored each one and not in a frustrated restless state as you waited for sleep to come and then reading hideous books you're glad you borrowed from a library and didn't actually purchase, and praying deeply, most sincerely to feel just the tiniest slightest bit sleepy though sleep in any shape or form seems nowhere on the horizon resulting in this, what you have before you, frantic caffeine induced blogging of questionable literary merit. Sigh.

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. ~Author Unknown


Tee said...

Rough night? ;)

BTW - If you get caffeine induced insomnia again and need something to do, I tagged you with a meme. (No pressure though.)

Baraka said...

I used to be one of those people who could fall asleep right after drinking a Red Bull.

As I grow older I find that caffeine after 8 makes me jittery. I love my lattes - I hate this new person who is sensitive to caffeine :(

Shawna said...

i've made that mistake before. :(

Lipna said...

I used to be a crazy chai drinker :( Now I am sane atleast, I used to be insane. I even have record of drinking 12/13 cups of tea every day...every hour one cup as long as I am not going to tell you the truth, if I have an exam or a project deadline next day then it does not matter if I drink at 9.45PM or 11.00PM, I will still fall into sleep immediately :P
But if I have nothign ahead sometime taking tea at 5.00PM may affect :P

Aisha said...

Tee, its been ages since i've done memes, lol. I've been meaning to do one. It hink I've done that one though a while ago, lol :)

Baraka, ah so its age I must blame :( UGH.

Shawna, I think its the strength of the loose leaf tea. I just drank some tea that was bagged and I'm sleepy now :)

Lipna, LOL isnt that the truth! I agree completely with your statement. It depends on what you have going on that wil predict your sleepiness. :)

Anonymous said...

I got 4 hours of sleep last night. Thanks to Coffee.

mystic said...

I saw its written at 1.118

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. ----- brilliant !!!

henmen said...

loving the quote!
you can try low caffeine tea or even caffeine free one
but that kills the very point

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