Is Tea actually addictive?!

Question: Is Tea actually addictive!?
I personally have about 3-4 cups of tea a day, and I know many others who may have more, or less!.!.!.!.but drink tea every day!.

I have also during my lifetime heard many people say 'I'll feel better after a cup of tea' !.!.!.!.or 'a cup of tea will calm me down'!.

I know that coffee and coca cola has mildly addictive qualities, but does tea!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

Caffeine is the addictive ingredient!. However with the amount you drink you should not have any concerns!. Normally the people that get addicted to caffeine consume large amounts on a regular basis!. Regular tea (black/red) has 50mg per serving!. If you have different teas that have other stuff mixed in with the black/red tea it could actually have less than that!. Green tea has 30mg per serving!.

Now, unless the tea has low caffeine, has mint in it, or is chamomile tea then it is not relaxing!. also putting a lot of sweetener in it can make it not very relaxing either!.

Coffee starts at 85mg per serving and can easily have double that!. So it can be addictive with just a couple cups a day!. Coke has 44mg per serving but other ingredients can make it addictive too!. Like the sodium!. Like chips, you can't eat just one!.

Basically keep it in moderation and you don't have to worry about being addicted to caffeine!. It might also be good to konw that 300mg is the maximum safe level of caffeine we should consume in a day!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I don't think tea is addictive although I love it and drink lots of it!. I don't get a craving for it if I am out all day and can't have a cup of tea!. also, tea doesn't affect me adversely whereas coffee does!. I always get a headache after drinking coffee and I can't sleep if I drink coffee in the evening!. I can drink tea right up until bedtime and I always sleep well!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I drink decaffeinated tea and still love to drink it everyday!. It's just soothing for me, so maybe I'm addicted to that soothing feeling!.

I love all kinds of different flavors: lemon ginger, candy cane, rosehip and hibiscus (http://chewonthatblog!.com/2008/02/28/see!.!.!. green tea, darjeeling!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The ingredient that is addictive in coffee and most sodas is caffeine, which is also present in tea!. It's technically the #1 most addictive drug in the United States!. (Cheesy I know, but it's true)!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

yes tea is very addictive!. i go through 2 gallons of tea a day i love the stuff!. and i'm very addictive to it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Tea (non-herbal) contains caffeine, so yes it can be addictive!.

FYI To reduce caffeine content, toss out the first cup and reuse the tea bag!. It will have less caffiene!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

it has caffeine in it so yes, anything with caffeine in it is addictive!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

It's the caffiene that's addictive, so yes!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

it must have, my mum goes through 11 cups a day!

its crazy!!Www@FoodAQ@Com

yep, ask my mumWww@FoodAQ@Com

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