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by 952 · June 11, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Are there any studies on health benefits of cold brewing tea vs hot brewing?

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by 0 · April 22, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Hello, I completely avoid sugar as much as possible, and I love drinking dessert teas as a sub for any sweets. However, I find that many have candied fruits, marshmallow or chocolate pieces in the blend. Though I do not actually consume... (more)

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CD 0 · April 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM

yes. They are there to sweeten the tea. Try roobios or a chia tea, the spice is better than the sweet.

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by 571 · March 03, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Sorry if this has been asked and answered. Search function is not working. Is it pointless to put raw honey into a hot drink like tea? Do the benefits of it being raw and local disappear because it is heated up before it is consumed? I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 03, 2014 at 2:06 PM

I call hype on raw "local" honey.

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by 0 · February 28, 2014 at 2:11 PM

I make bulletproof-like coffee most mornings, but some days I don't have time to make it in the morning and just drink it black. I'd like to make a caffeine free butter tea when I get home from work on those days, but I have never seen a recipe... (more)

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lovesmatt29 0 · February 28, 2014 at 2:11 PM

I was wondering the same thing because I also love my bulletproof coffee (my own recipe to save $$). I end up using decaf coffee in the afternoon. I'd love to find a good tea though. I only like black tea for this, but don't do it bc of the... (more)

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by 255 · February 18, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Being as paleo is rather restrictive on foods that tend to be high on b1, would tea be a good way of supplementing...without the supplement? I know teas in general can be undesirable, and herbal teas in particular can have specific 'side... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 12, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Herbal teas are not pseudo-drugs, they're actually very effective drugs for many ailments. Don't take my word for it, here's a lot of research for the most potent herbal tea, the Greek Mountain Tea, aka Sideritis:... (more)

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by 0 · January 06, 2014 at 4:46 AM

Hi guys just wanted your opinion on what happened today when I went out to dinner. I had a green tea with a burger (without the bun) and sweet potato fries. I am grain free and caffeine free (due to anxiety issues) and I had a mini panic... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 05, 2014 at 11:17 PM

The only time I've had such things is if I've gone very low carb for too long while fasting more than 16 hours - that feeling, at least in my case, is of cortisol being used to signal gluconeogenesis. Were you by any chance fasting, or have you... (more)

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by 571 · December 09, 2013 at 1:09 AM

I've found black tea + cacao nibs steeped + coconut milk makes a good substitute for coffee in the morning. I find the cacao nibs a little hard to eat otherwise. They don't have a nice flavor on their own, and they are gritty and get stuck in... (more)

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by 394 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I am really addicted to my earl gray. I drink around 20 cups a day, black, no sugar. The empire was founded on tea and so is my capacity to function. Is there any ramifications from such large amounts of consumption? I changed over from the... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 18, 2013 at 9:01 PM

I'd be worried about your fluoride intake, which as you might know is a neurotoxin. Tea plants tend to love absorbing fluoride. Sure, a cup or two a day for the win, but 20 is for teh fail.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I bought some Yogi tea called Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut. It's pretty tasty, but suspiciously so. I was hoping someone would know more about the ingredients such as natural butterscotch flavor, natural vanilla flavor, natural hazelnut flavor, and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Yeah, natural flavors are just that - flavors derived from natural sources ... no more no less. The problem is, that "natural vanilla flavor" isn't quite an apt description -- really it's "natural flavor that tastes like vanilla". Sometimes,... (more)

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by 1353 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I drink 1-5 cups of black tea, usually strong, a day. 4-5 is more common than only 1. I realize that due to it's higher level of fermentation it has less anti-oxidants that green and especially white tea, but since I also drink those a few times... (more)

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elf27 0 · May 29, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Have you seen this article? http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/whats-in-your-green-tea/ Do you use really REALLY high quality tea? If so, I'd be wary of taking so much tea (I know the article is about green tea but the same easily applies... (more)

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

In reading about Bruce Lee's diet, I came across a few interesting things I'm going to play with. One is eating more frequent meals. I'm trying to stop losing weight and start gaining weight, so, that makes sense. Another interesting one was a... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I've used Y.S. Organic Bee Farms Royal Rush before; it's a mixable powder. It definitely gives an energy boost, and has a spectrum of vitamins you'd expect from bee products. The taste of all these products like a lot to be desired. Beware that... (more)

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I like to drink green tea. In looking to avoid excess fluoride, I came across this site: http://www.teaforhealth.com/ Does anyone drink this stuff? Would buying organic work just as well? (more)

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by 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

How many of you have ever tried yak butter tea? What did it taste like? Did you like it, and how was your digestion? Have you tried making it at home with cow butter and milk? I guess it's kind of like the bulletbroof coffee.

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Lumifer_1 0 · April 05, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I smelled a lot of rancid yak butter when I was in Nepal and Tibet :-/ You can perfectly well make tea with cow butter, or, to keep a bit more traditional, tea with cream (which is just unchurned butter). I recommend very strong Assam tea if... (more)

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by 726 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride_toxicity), excessive fluoride can lead to dental fluorosis and a weakening of bones, but evidently one woman who FOD'd had strengthening of the bones... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 25, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Large amounts of fluoride can increase the density of bones while also increasing their fragility and likelihood of fracture. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199003223221203 And hey, maybe something else in the tea, like vitamin K,... (more)

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by 85 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I used to drink arnold palmer allot, it has high fructose corn syrup so I stopped. Is peace tea a good substitute or is it not paleo?

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greymouser 0 · March 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_Iced_Tea - Green Tea - current ingredients: Green Tea, Sugar, Natural Flavors, Honey, Citric Acid, Panax Ginseng Root and Sucralose Imported Ceylon Tea - current ingredients: Brewed Natural Ceylon Tea... (more)

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by 2302 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I am hoping for an answer beyond "Too much of anything is bad"... I tend to drink quite a bit of green/white tea (I put in 2 bags, one white, one green) from about 8am-12pm. I like to stop at noon as to not have caffeine in the afternoon to aid... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 12, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Well, it'd be substantially more fluoride than you would otherwise consume over an extended period of time, even with white tea. It may not be enough to produce fluorosis, but it may interfere with the kinetics of iodide, another halogen.

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by 777 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Any suggestions for teas that go well with butter? Im using green tea at the mo which is alright but would like to try something else, i dont think fruity tea would go that well, i may try coffee but only like really milky coffee so would have to... (more)

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Kikilula 0 · March 07, 2013 at 12:13 PM

For butter tea I prefer Assam black tea. I poor the hot tea over the cold butter and mix it with my blender.

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I've recently been getting into drinking the occasional cup of tea here and there mainly green tea but I've been trying many others as well. For me it's nice and relaxing to have a nice cup of tea as well as a nice beverage change other then... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 04, 2013 at 7:42 PM

The biggest issue you will have with bagged tea is if the bags are bleached (if they are white, they probably are). If you don't mind investing in a plain old tea strainer, then go for loose tea. Tea wise, go for organic and stick to green tea,... (more)

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by 1405 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

So, lately I have noticed that my fingernails have been extra brittle and are peeling. I have started drinking more tea (since I gave up coffee for lent) and I remember reading something that tea inhibits iron absorption, and a lack of iron leads... (more)

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by -2 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

BENEFITS? HOW IS THIS PALEO-FRIENDLY? "TOO MUCH SUGAR" for someone who is trying to lose weight?? (per 8 oz.) how much should I be drinking to regulate bowels? thank you!

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by 511 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I've greatly reduced my coffee intake down to 2 strict cups in the morning. The rest of the day I drink decaf peppermint tea. At first I drank it to get away from the coffee habit but now I enjoy it. I have about 3 cups a day. Any down side? ... (more)

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scilla 0 · February 18, 2013 at 3:17 AM

I found an article that says its goood for immune system, soothing to the stomach and decreases stress levels http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/why-you-should-be-drinking-peppermint-herb-tea-before-bed.html (more)

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by 1405 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

It sure sounds weird to me, but I am willing to experiment! Has anyone tried it, and maybe have some advice? Also, can the combination of tea and fat have the same great effects that coffee and fat produce? The reason I am asking is because I... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · February 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

You can blend butter and coconut oil into tea. Seems to be something that everyone overlooks is the freshness factor. The real point of bulletproof coffee is to avoid mycotoxins that develop through certain processing techniques and storage. Not... (more)

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by 76 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Okay.. Sugar. I'm totally baffled by this one and can't figure it out. I know I'm not supposed to have sugar and as far as food goes I'm okay with that. I just use 1 and a half teaspoons in a large cup of tea (I'm in love with earl grey tea and... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 11, 2013 at 4:47 PM

There are only two types of simple sugar: glucose and fructose (there's also galactose in milk, but our body immediate processes it into glucose so it's treated the same). Everything else is just a combination of the two in different amounts. ... (more)

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by 1336 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I'm not much of a coffee drinker, my last stint as one being during employment with a game publisher with very demanding hours years ago, however I've recently gotten back into green tea. Of course with all of the references to Bulletproof Coffee... (more)

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jake_16 0 · December 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

i just don't get the whole 'plunk a gob of fat in my drink and call it a meal' thing. you could eat real food and it would have way more vitamins and minerals. and you can chew it.

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by 631 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I've been a teavana tea lover for the past 2 years, though I usually order from a less expensive place (Kally tea, for example). The only time I can afford Teavana is their after xmas sale or as gifts. Well, I recently found this:... (more)

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Niki_4 0 · December 28, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Not surprised, butOne thing I do know and don't like is that they put sugar in their tea blends and/or candy some of the ingredients (candied hibiscus flowers?!?!). I buy a lot of my tea from Harney & Sons and have always been happy with the... (more)