This is my favourite mug. It pretty much sums me up.

Yes, my name is Tas, and I’m a tea addict.

I cut down on coffee after I left uni. That was easy enough, as I wasn’t spending my free periods studying in the coffee bar. Score one for me. Until… work. I started working in an office, with a lovely team that offer to do a full tea/ coffee round every time they fancy a cuppa. If everyone in the team does that, and you say yes every time, we’re talking 8 cups of something a day. I used to have about 2-3 cups of tea at work, and one at breakfast, and then there’s the one I’d have at teatime when I got home from work. Yup. 4-5 cups of tea a day. That was 2003…

Fast forward to 2017 and I now only have one cup of regular tea a day. This was part of a deal I made with my seven year old daughter. Our house rules apply to mum as well. My daughter has been learning about healthy foods at school and has been doing research on health as well. She eased me into agreeing to give up all but one cup of tea by getting me to agree that we should cut out unhealthy foods where possible… she’s right.


I actually started cutting down on tea at the beginning of 2016, but it was over the summer (when we made our house rules) that the tea thing really kicked in. Six months on, I do feel so much better for it. My energy levels are no longer reliant on my caffeine levels, and my skin has shown further improvement. I don’t even miss the tea now, and it makes my life so much easier when Ramadan comes around.

Have you tried cutting our caffeine before? How did you get on? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Message me here or Twitter.