Black Tea

Discussion in 'Support' started by mick1987, Jan 16, 2014.

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    1. mick1987
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      mick1987 Member

      Location:
      UK (England)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Hi guys, I'm from england where black tea is the main beverage drunk. Anyway I tried drinking water and a few cups of coffee yesterday, I felt horrible, depressed, anxious, tinnitus was bothering me a lot more. Today I went back to drinking black tea (with milk, 1 sugar), instantly I felt more relaxed, happier, just more chilled out. I did some research and apparently black tea contains theanine, theanine increases the alpha waves in the brain putting you in a relaxed yet alert state, I know tea contains caffeine but the theanine balances it out leaving you more relaxed, there was also a study done saying tea is as hydrating as water, i drink about 6 cups a day, its a great stress reliever, we British build an empire on it! Ditch the coffee and give tea a try, it might help.
       
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    2. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      I agree with you, Mick! I'm in the US, but I love tea, too. I've tried drinking coffee, but it's just not the same. Tea makes me feel good, relaxed, and refreshed. Also, it's good for you, and I haven't noticed that the caffeine in tea has caused me any tinnitus spikes at all.

      I'm glad you've gone back to drinking tea, and I think you'll find that it doesn't increase tinnitus for you, either.

      I think I'll go have some tea right now!!

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
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    3. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      I drink a lot of tea, too. I love it!
       
    4. mick1987
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      mick1987 Member

      Location:
      UK (England)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I know in Germany they love their black tea as well, can't beat a lovely cup of tea!
       
    5. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      you surely can't :)
       
    6. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      I drink 2-3 cups of black tea, green tea, oolong tea or spring dragon tea every day...sounds good I think I will have one now ;)
       
    7. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      That is interesting. I believe Green Tea has theanine in it too. Does it lower your T any?
       

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