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Tizzy
02-09-2005, 10:07:41
Apart from one mouthful of Pepsi, I haven't had any caffeine for a few days until this morning.
I had a big mug of normal tea with breakfast and now I'm a bit hyper and giggly and silly.

:bounce: :bounce:

I still don't understand why bru doesn't do this to me though.....

Funko
02-09-2005, 10:09:31
Must lock that normal tea away.

mr.G
02-09-2005, 10:09:56
had some srinks the other night?

Tizzy
02-09-2005, 10:12:23
Srinks?

mr.G
02-09-2005, 10:13:15
several drinks............... djeezzzz you are sjtoepit

Tizzy
02-09-2005, 10:14:48
I'm not the schjmarte one :(

protein
02-09-2005, 10:15:54
Bru's got lots of caffiene in it. You're probably just hyper and giggley naturally.

Tizzy
02-09-2005, 10:17:28
You've met me, right?

Funko
02-09-2005, 10:18:10
:lol:

Good one Rob.

mr.G
02-09-2005, 10:20:47
:lol:

dingding dingding dingding dingding dingding dingding dingding dingding

protein
02-09-2005, 10:22:04
Originally posted by Tizzy
You've met me, right?
Sometimes I get like that for no good reason. Bru has got far more caffeine than tea. That's all I'm saying.

*covers dingding.

Tizzy
02-09-2005, 10:23:59
I know, that's why I don't understand that I can drink a lot of bru and be fine but today (and on other occasions actually) one cup of tea has made me hyper.

Funko
02-09-2005, 10:25:45
What are the percentages?

I seem to remember that apparently although it's lower caffeine content tea delivers it more effectively than coffee.

mr.G
02-09-2005, 10:26:46
english cofee for sure, that's just brown water

protein
02-09-2005, 10:28:47
tea never, ever gives me that caffeine buzz and I usually have my tea in pint mugs with two very stewed tea bags.

Funko
02-09-2005, 10:29:55
Yeah... it's not as strong, it just delivers what caffeine it has more efficiently.

protein
02-09-2005, 10:31:43
like comparing injecting a microgram of very, very weak beer to drinking a pint of vodka?

Tizzy
02-09-2005, 10:32:03
That might explain it then

Funko
02-09-2005, 10:32:41
The difference isn't that high, and because it's delivered differently it effects people differently.

Like different alcohol effects different people differently.

protein
02-09-2005, 10:34:58
It's delivered diluted in a water based drink. I don't get what you mean about the difference.

A fizzy drink will exit your stomach quicker and the caffeine will give you a buzz quicker. Like champagne works quicker than non-fizzy wine.

Funko
02-09-2005, 10:36:23
Except in Tizzy where tea has a much bigger effect!

Tizzy
02-09-2005, 10:37:04
I'm weird *shrug* :D

Funko
02-09-2005, 10:38:31
Apparently: One cup of coffee has 107mg of caffeine, one cup of tea has 34mg, and one glass of cola has 47mg, assuming all are caffeinated beverages.

So assuming bru is similar to cola in percentages tea isn't much weaker.

Funko
02-09-2005, 10:39:03
And Tizzy doesn't drink coffee - probably a good thing!

Funko
02-09-2005, 10:41:06
Ok, found another reference:

Cup of coffee 90-150mg
Instant coffee 60-80mg
Tea 30-70mg
Mate 25-150mg
Cola 30-45mg

So good strong tea is about the same as bad coffee and much stronger than cola.

Tizzy
02-09-2005, 10:42:19
That would definitely explain it then, it was very strong tea!

Funko
02-09-2005, 10:42:46
Was it my Assam?

Tizzy
02-09-2005, 10:44:53
Nah, I've already learned the Assam is dangerous :)

I don't know what it was, whatever they brew in the cafe I went to for brekkie.

mr.G
02-09-2005, 10:56:14
hmmm brekkie is the sam as break fast?

Tizzy
02-09-2005, 10:56:47
Yeah, breakfast for lazy typers :)

mr.G
02-09-2005, 11:03:04
what do you break fast?

Tizzy
02-09-2005, 11:07:03
Whatever gets in my way

protein
02-09-2005, 11:11:05
We break our fast fast.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
02-09-2005, 22:33:42
Are there perhaps different grades of caffiene? Or is it one basic molecule with strictly no variation? Does the caffiene bond with other material in the beverage and thus affects the way it is absorbed by the body? Do other compounds in the beverage affect the way the caffiene works once in the system?

Protien: I've heard that carbonated drinks prevent the duodenum/upperintestine from properly metabolizing minerals contained within, as opposed to exiting faster/being absorbed faster. Which is why it's better to drink non-carbonated drinks on a hot day - you'll hydrate faster.

protein
02-09-2005, 23:37:06
Interesting. I'm only going on the theory that if you drink fizzy alcohol you get drunk faster. I think it's to do with increased pressure in the stomach making you absorb the booze or something. I'm no expert. Just a fizzy drinking alcoholic. I have no real proof.

Provost Harrison
02-09-2005, 23:43:44
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
Are there perhaps different grades of caffiene? Or is it one basic molecule with strictly no variation? Does the caffiene bond with other material in the beverage and thus affects the way it is absorbed by the body? Do other compounds in the beverage affect the way the caffiene works once in the system?

Protien: I've heard that carbonated drinks prevent the duodenum/upperintestine from properly metabolizing minerals contained within, as opposed to exiting faster/being absorbed faster. Which is why it's better to drink non-carbonated drinks on a hot day - you'll hydrate faster.

No, just one form of caffeine, no grades...unless you count amphetamine or something ;)

The Mad Monk
03-09-2005, 01:13:17
Actually, Qaj is about halfway there.

There are several other alkaloids similar in structure and effect to caffeine, although caffeine is the strongest of the group.

The exact mix varies widely between and within the species that have them, and responses to these compounds also varies widely between and within species (for instance, they are all pretty lethal to insects, a couple in chocolate is bad for cats and dogs but has caffeine-like effects on us, etc.).

Perhaps Tizzy is sensitive to one of the tea-specific alkaloids.

The Mad Monk
03-09-2005, 01:16:10
Oh, yes, we are all drinking insecticide.

Provost Harrison
03-09-2005, 10:17:51
Not caffeine though, are they? :p

The Mad Monk
03-09-2005, 14:57:44
Caffeine isn't an insecticide?

zmama
03-09-2005, 16:29:49
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

insecticide :D