This might be a painfully obvious question but one that sparked many of my coworkers into heated debate and we all took sides. To cut down on drinking so much diet pop we decided to buy an iced tea maker at the office. I normally drink a good 2-3 gallons of water a day (intense training involved.) So I asked, do I still aside from drinking the tea still need to drink water? The tea is brewed from Lipton plain tea bags. No calories, no sugar, no sweetner. Just plain brewed tea and water. The tea does have caffiene, which is fine by me. But now I work in office divided, half say I'm drinking tea and still need to drink water but am I? Aren't I just drinking water w/tea leaves? Isn't it the same as drinking water?