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    Why do people say tea is refreshing in HOT weather?

    bit pointless, but had a guy round to do some work today, when I asked him for a drink, he wanted hot tea!! Its like 22 degrees here today, why not a cold coke or something.

    he said its the best thing in hot weather.

    Why?!

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    Banned

    it just is!

    :?:? I'd much rather have a glass of ice cold water....much more refreshing on a hot summers day

    Original Poster

    really there is only one thing for hot day.

    ICE COLD COCA COLA! - Drink of the gods

    nothing beats that rush

    Banned

    Because it lowers your body temperature

    aircanman;2227475

    really there is only one thing for hot day. ICE COLD COCA COLA! - Drink … really there is only one thing for hot day. ICE COLD COCA COLA! - Drink of the godsnothing beats that rush



    Relentless does anyday of the week:thumbsup:.

    aircanman;2227475

    really there is only one thing for hot day. ICE COLD COCA COLA! - Drink … really there is only one thing for hot day. ICE COLD COCA COLA! - Drink of the godsnothing beats that rush



    lol With you on that one:P i dont really drink so its good on a hot day :).

    I have to say only diet coke iwth lots of ice does it for me in hot weather. Shame its freezing here today, still on the diet coke tho!

    When you drink cold drinks it makes your body shiver (without you knowing) and raises the body temperature, when you drink a hot drink it lowers your body temperature. (or so scientists said before)

    nothing beats a nice cold glass of cider. Strong bow from the pump.. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    well, me being a typical scot, i like a cold irn bru!!

    pinkkitty2007;2227508

    I have to say only diet coke iwth lots of ice does it for me in hot … I have to say only diet coke iwth lots of ice does it for me in hot weather. Shame its freezing here today, still on the diet coke tho!


    me too pinkkitty :thumbsup: you've got some today then? :lol:

    stratomaster;2227534

    nothing beats a nice cold glass of cider. Strong bow from the pump.. … nothing beats a nice cold glass of cider. Strong bow from the pump.. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh





    I agree!!! :thumbsup:

    I always thought it was because drinking a hot drink raises your core body temperature ever so slightly, the body counteracts this by bringing blood vessels closer to the surface in order to coll you down. The opposite goes for cold drinks, so in fact they make blood vessels shrink further away from the skin surface to raise core body temp...

    BUT I would rather have an ice cold pint of cider!

    Banned

    isn't along the same lines as the Canadian trick of eating Ice Cream in Winter to lower the body temperature and make you more accustomed to the weather?

    And yes I did get that off Ben & Jerry's Minter Wonderland!

    Original Poster

    cider lol!!

    i dont drink at all but i will admit, cider is nice. But coke does the job lol!

    stratomaster;2227534

    nothing beats a nice cold glass of cider. Strong bow from the pump.. … nothing beats a nice cold glass of cider. Strong bow from the pump.. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh



    wonkey;2227627

    I agree!!! :thumbsup:



    what about actual cider instead of strongbow eurgh!?

    guerilla;2227661

    what about actual cider instead of strongbow eurgh!?



    Couldn't agree more guerilla

    Just need some decent weather to come along....

    where is it 22degreees?!?! was 3 degreees whilst driving around this morning in kent..... its grey overcast and spitting down here.....!

    oh a nice cold magners with ice oooooooooooooooooooooh beeeeuuuutiful
    but as im at work the cold water from the water cooler will do even though i have to keep goin toilet cos im drinking so much :oops: lol

    Banned

    Ive always said exactly the same!! In boiling hot weather people want a cup of tea, doesn't make sense to me. ide much rather chug down a cold glass of juice

    i think that the back of the throat is close to the hypothalamus, which is responsible for regulating the body's temperature (among other things), and by drinking tea the hypothalamus detects heat and uses negative feedback (not bad rep) to cool the body down.

    although, i don't think that the effects are great enough to actually make you feel cooler. it doesn't when i drink tea on a hot day anyway, and that's a real life experiment, lol.

    Sounds weird but you can have tea in any weather.

    morris7;2227741

    i think that the back of the throat is close to the hypothalamus, which … i think that the back of the throat is close to the hypothalamus, which is responsible for regulating the body's temperature (among other things), and by drinking tea the hypothalamus detects heat and uses negative feedback (not bad rep) to cool the body down.although, i don't think that the effects are great enough to actually make you feel cooler. it doesn't when i drink tea on a hot day anyway, and that's a real life experiment, lol.



    the throat isnt near the hypothalamus as the hypothalamus is in the brain lol
    unless u meant the receptor for the throat is near the hypothalmus in the brain?
    anyway i prefer cold drinks in the hot as im not really a lover of hot drinks anyway
    all the old women in my office love their cups of tea and having heaters on when i want the air con on! :?

    numptyj;2227766

    the throat isnt near the hypothalamus as the hypothalamus is in the brain … the throat isnt near the hypothalamus as the hypothalamus is in the brain lolunless u meant the receptor for the throat is near the hypothalmus in the brain?anyway i prefer cold drinks in the hot as im not really a lover of hot drinks anywayall the old women in my office love their cups of tea and having heaters on when i want the air con on! :?



    hmm, i was thinking that perhaps the heat would have a direct effect on the hypothalamus as it is on the underside of the brain, but thinking about it that's preobably wrong. although, the hypothalamus would eventually become aware of the raised body temperature, and then put in stronger measures to reduce body temperature (dialating blood vessels, sweating etc)

    My dad used to say this to me when I was little - not the best thing to day to a ten year old who's red in the face, gasping for a drink because she has been playing out in the hottest summer on record.

    A cup of tea is THE best drink in the world,hot weather,cold weather,any weather!

    The best one is first thing in the morning......a lovely cup of morning medicine,a steamy golden brew makes the world a better place to be.It picks you up when you feel down,it calms you when feeling stressed........if world leaders sat down together and had a cup of tea before they made any decisions there would be a lot less strife imo.

    Big up the brew!!:-D

    Ah, I know this one. It's not about the brain directly but morris7 is on the right lines. It's about your internal organs. A cold drink will lower the core temperature of internal organs, shocking the body into warming your body's core and hence increasing your overall temperature at the same time. A warm drink will do the opposite, encouraging your body to reduce temperature. So on a warm day you can cool down with a hot cup of tea

    Doesn't make sense to me! Cold drink all the way!!

    Paidia;2227954

    Ah, I know this one. It's not about the brain directly but morris7 is on … Ah, I know this one. It's not about the brain directly but morris7 is on the right lines. It's about your internal organs. A cold drink will lower the core temperature of internal organs, shocking the body into warming your body's core and hence increasing your overall temperature at the same time. A warm drink will do the opposite, encouraging your body to reduce temperature. So on a warm day you can cool down with a hot cup of tea



    Didn't I say exactly that in post 14??!!

    so you did littletiger, I missed that. have some rep to make up for it

    I'm one of these people (possibly only person) who virtually doesn't drink hot drinks at all. I just don't find em refreshing at all... My current fav drink for it's refreshingness is "Ace" juce from Lidl. Can't beat it!

    guerilla;2227661

    what about actual cider instead of strongbow eurgh!?



    haha strongbow isn't actually my favourite but i was trying to quote the adver "comple first pint refreshment" when he drinks it and goes ahhhhhhhhhhh for ages.

    I'm quite fond of the kopperberg stuff, their pear cider is really nice on a sunny day :thumbsup:

    What would you class as real cider then??

    Scrumpy jack?:p

    Paidia;2228585

    so you did littletiger, I missed that. have some rep to make up for it



    Aww thankyou, didn't mean it to sound quite as mardy as it did!
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