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Unread 01-13-2018, 05:02 AM
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I'll quote Lyle: "Tea also contains caffeine (but tends to lack the stimulant effects of caffeine due to a compound called theanine which has a calming effect) "

I'm interested, sure. Discuss.
Yeah, that quote is not the full story on tea. There are an enormous variety of teas in existence, with all kinds of compounds in varying quantities. Many teas contain virtually no theanine at all.

Also, note the quote says "tends to". That's not the same as saying "tea never has the stimulating effects of caffeine". Whatever the case, there's a lot more to be said for 'tea' as a stimulant.
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Unread 01-13-2018, 06:56 AM
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Yeah, that quote is not the full story on tea. There are an enormous variety of teas in existence, with all kinds of compounds in varying quantities. Many teas contain virtually no theanine at all.

Also, note the quote says "tends to". That's not the same as saying "tea never has the stimulating effects of caffeine". Whatever the case, there's a lot more to be said for 'tea' as a stimulant.
Well, most teas have fair amount of theanine (hence the name tea).

But really, who uses tea as stimulant?
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If you are unaware that tea can have a massive effect as a stimulant, in the right quantities, then you just simply don't know enough about tea (which is a vast topic), neither have you experienced it first hand. I can guide you to generating this effect if you are interested. Let me know
Sounds like a lot of work. Coffee or caffeine pills sound way easier.
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Unread 01-13-2018, 07:59 AM
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Anyone else ever try drinking tea first thing without milk/sugar /etc? Fun times
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Sounds like a lot of work. Coffee or caffeine pills sound way easier.
This wasn't a question of what's easier or isn't. Many varieties of strong caffeine teas will stimulate you for a workout. It's a fact. Useful for those who like tea but dislike coffee. And don't want to pop pills. Which describes a lot of people. If it's of no use to you, then that's valid to you.
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Well, most teas have fair amount of theanine (hence the name tea).
Tea is not called tea because of theanine. It may be that theanine was so named because of tea. Not the other way around
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Unread 01-13-2018, 11:18 AM
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Can you show us those magical teas?
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Unread 01-13-2018, 11:28 AM
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Get a decent Pu erh, or whatever. Have a few cups and tell me you're not wired.

This is an idiotic conversation. For goodness sake, just go to a Chinese restaurant with some friends late evening and keep refilling on their bog standard tea. See how easy you find sleeping afterwards

Just about anybody who really loves teas knows of its stimulant effect
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Ever had 'mate'? Plenty of caffeine in that. I am a regular consumer.
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Ever had 'mate'? Plenty of caffeine in that. I am a regular consumer.
That too.

Quite honestly, I don't understand why Zleeko is being obstinate / sarcastic over this. Many teas are effective stimulants. They are. There's no point denying it as it's a fact.
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