28 May Does Tea Count?
So, people are always asking us “does tea count towards our daily fluid intake?”
You’ll be pleased to know that the answer is a big, fat YES!
The Tea Advisory Panel have set the record straight by declaring
Tea contains aproximately 99% water. It is an important source of fluid and can count towards your daily intake of 8 cups of fluid. Both the Food Standards Agency and the British Dietetic Association advise that tea can help to meeting daily fluid requirements. Tea consumption does not produce a diuretic effect unless the amount of tea consumed at one sitting contained more than 300mg of caffeine. This is equivalent to six or seven cups of tea at one sitting.
Green Tea In 3 Seconds contains just 35mg of caffeine per sachet, and your standard cup of black tea contains up to 70mg. (Coffee can contain up to 200mg. Eeek!)
So if you’re looking for ways to reach your 2-2.5 litres of fluid per day, you can sit back, pour a cup of tea and relax… you’re on your way to happy, healthy hydration!