Drinking tea

What is it that gives tea it's diuretic property? Is it the caffeine or some other part of the tea leaf?
 

Bogtejebo

Old-Salt
It doesnt have a diuretic quality unless you drink 5 - 6 cups a day. And that, my spanner weilding taffy friend, is the power of google. Ah thanking you.
 
Caffeine is a stimulant. Stimulants make you pee by way of increased metabolism, blood pressure and general CNS function, including diuretic output.
 

Bogtejebo

Old-Salt
Mr_Deputy said:
For the last 15 years I have been trapped in a continous cycle of making tea, pissing back in the pot and making more tea. Please. Help me.
Im in the same cycle with other people's tea.
 

slopsjon

Old-Salt
Mr_Deputy said:
For the last 15 years I have been trapped in a continous cycle of making tea, pissing back in the pot and making more tea. Please. Help me.
Nothing wrong with that, it's proper Army Tea. At least that's the way my Mother described it when she had a cup years ago.
 
Mr_Deputy said:
Army tea just isn't tea. It's orange and tastes of coffee.
Or curry.

I am drinking tea now, at home, Tesco finest breakfast variety. Nice..
 
milsum said:
Caffeine is a stimulant. Stimulants make you pee by way of increased metabolism, blood pressure and general CNS function, including diuretic output.
OK, I drink decaffinated and still p1ss buckets.
 
western said:
milsum said:
Caffeine is a stimulant. Stimulants make you pee by way of increased metabolism, blood pressure and general CNS function, including diuretic output.
OK, I drink decaffinated and still p1ss buckets.
Decaff has up to 20-25% of the caffeine of normal coffee/tea. But if you drink any fluid in any volume, you will probably p!ss it out. Unless there's something wrong with you :?
 

slopsjon

Old-Salt
Tea does not count towards your fluid intake because it is a diuretic
No.

Despite misleading advice that continues to be handed out, such as on certain British airlines where tea is mentioned as a drink to avoid for its diuretic properties that will “cause the body to lose even more water than normal,” tea is in fact perfectly fine to drink in an environment where dehydration is of concern. As Astill points out, this information is based on the supposition that you will lose more fluid than you take in, whereas in fact diuresis occurs only after a caffeine dose of over 250mg. A cup of tea contains somewhere around 50mg, therefore drinking five cups of black tea “can make a significant contribution to the target intake of 35ml of fluid/kg of bodyweight,” according to Astill.

Source Tea and Coffee .net
 
Just my age
 

IvyGrad

Old-Salt
Could also have to do with tannins in black tea.

IG
 
Mr_Deputy said:
An American friend claims that sparkling water/soda has no hydrating qualities at all.
Is this true?
Sparkling fluids can have a shorter residence time in the gut - is certainly the case for alcoholic drinks. Not sure it would be appreciable though for a can of sparkling water. Water is water! Although sparkling water is more acidic [carbonic acid] and if you only drink it you'd be more likely to get tummy ache than dehydrated.
 

Mugatu2

Old-Salt
Bogtejebo said:
So has the cookery thread turned into the new naafi?
You would think so, if you looked at some of the answers on the "come dine with me" thread.
I think people forget that they're not in the NAAFi bar sometimes, and have to drag their dribbling stupidity into serious threads. :roll:
 
Question for western. Wondering if you ever got any answers as to why you pee when you drink decaffinated beverages? I have the same problem. I have it with decaffinated herbal tea, soy coffee (which is decaffinated). Any answers?
 
Ok you haven't clarified what tea?Yellow tea, I'm thinking? Green tea? Maybe. There are a lot of teas, so which one?Then we can move on to answering your open Tea question.
 
I love tea - herbal tea - peppermint, camomile, roobush, green tea, white tea. Can't drink black tea with milk. I also like wine and I had quite a lot of it tonight - I think you can tell hehehe sorry I'll go away now :oops:
 
Given the focus of this thread on tea and pish, I am reminded of the quote from Ulysses concerning strong tea.
"Buck Mulligan, hewing thick slices from the loaf, said in an old woman's wheedling voice:

—When I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said. And when I makes water I makes water."
 

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