Self-confessed tea drinking addict though I am, I've given up tea for Lent.
I never really know what to give up for Lent each year, and I usually choose something and don't stick to it (much like my New Year's Resolutions!) except one year at uni when I gave up alcohol and stuck to it, which I was really proud of!
Since embarking on my teacher training journey, my tea intake has increased ten-fold (as well as my wine intake but that's another story!!) and even though I know that tea has lots of antioxidants, the amount I was drinking probably wasn't ok, not to mention the amount of sugar. Everything in moderation, and all that...
So, since I couldn't honestly face the challenge of no tea at all for the whole of Lent, I decided to give up black tea. So far I've been on a strict tea diet of green or peppermint only and I am loving it! I actually feel like I've got more energy in the mornings and don't feel sleepy after a cuppa like I used to. I do miss a proper cup of builders brew (milk, two sugars!) but I think I'll find myself reaching for the herbal tea much more often after Lent is over.