ignis, glacies et pertinacia

Posts Tagged ‘John Diamond’

Maté tea follow up

In Autism Research Unit, Department of Nutrition, Food diary on August 4, 2009 at 9:09 am

This is going to feel a little like filing a drug report for the Lycaeum¹. I drank two two mug pots of Yerba Maté tea yesterday. Both were made with boiling water. The first was drank at around mid day. The second at around six o’clock in the evening. The equivalent amount of tea or coffee, or indeed, any exposure to tea whether it be black or green, weak or strong, at the time I had the second pot, would usually result in my not sleeping at night until 2 or 3 in the morning. What I was testing was whether Yerba Maté tea is, as many claim, an alternative to tea and coffee with fewer of the ill affects despite the fact that it contains the same primary active ingredients as tea and coffee, caffeine. According to Wikipedia: Read the rest of this entry »