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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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CDone 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 02:06 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 02:06 PM

I call hype on raw "local" honey.

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by 0 · February 28, 2014 at 02:11 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 02:11 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 225 · 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 07:17 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 04:46 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 01:09 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 381 · August 19, 2013 at 04:33 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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Karen 0 · August 19, 2013 at 04:33 PM

The concern I'd have that isn't addressed above is that the oil of bergamot that flavors Earl Grey tea can make you more photosensitive. At that quantity I'd worry about sunburn risk. Having been made more photosensitive in the past by another... (more)

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by 0 · June 13, 2013 at 12:32 AM

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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scilla 0 · June 13, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Natural flavor is a huge blanket term for any ingredient the manufacturer doesn't feel like revealing to a health savvy consumer. It could be MSG, soy, literally anything. I used to think it was no big deal till I realized I was getting allergic... (more)

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by 1353 · May 29, 2013 at 08:05 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 08:05 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 982 · May 28, 2013 at 12:26 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 982 · May 18, 2013 at 10:41 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 1401 · July 29, 2013 at 03:22 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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Poop_Master_MC 0 · April 05, 2013 at 04:23 PM

I had some yak butter flown in and it really does make a huge difference, using the yak butter I would say my energy level is 87% greater than using cow butter, also the grey in my hair has gradually disappeared and now I have jet black hair like... (more)

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by 726 · March 25, 2013 at 09:22 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 09:22 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 · March 13, 2013 at 03:29 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 03:29 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 2272 · March 12, 2013 at 09:05 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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Brenjin 0 · March 12, 2013 at 09:05 PM

http://www.ergo-log.com/drinkgreentea.html Mice that drank only green tea lived longer in this study. Now, you're not a mouse, but I think it's perfectly fine to drink as much tea as you do. Just get organic tea not grown in china and the... (more)

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by 777 · March 07, 2013 at 09:55 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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Jay_25 0 · March 07, 2013 at 07:49 PM

Yerba Mate. Great taste, good kick, and tastes excellent with butter.

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by 30 · March 31, 2013 at 04:01 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 07:42 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 1394 · March 01, 2013 at 04:58 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 · February 23, 2013 at 05:01 AM

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 499 · February 18, 2013 at 03:17 AM

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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Lindsey_7 0 · February 18, 2013 at 02:58 AM

Mint tea impacts androgen levels. In large doses in can decrease testosterone. At three cups a day every day I would look into this connection further!

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by 1394 · February 14, 2013 at 04:58 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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Jay_25 0 · February 14, 2013 at 04:58 PM

It's awesome. I do bulletproof tea more often than coffee. Typically some fresh yerba mate through a french press, then 1-2 tbl spoons of butter. If I'm feeling it, I'll add coco milk or mct oil, and perhaps a square of dark chocolate or some... (more)

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by 64 · January 12, 2013 at 01:32 AM

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 04:47 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 1321 · January 06, 2014 at 06:41 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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dennzio 0 · March 23, 2013 at 02:39 PM

Dumbasses...just drink coffee or tea and eat real food.

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by 632 · December 28, 2012 at 08:49 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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Alex 0 · December 28, 2012 at 08:49 PM

I've never actually walked into a Teavana because they smell like cheap potpourri. If I'm going to buy some quality oolong or puerh, I'm sure as hell not going to buy it in a store that caters to people who want crappy flavored tea. </tea snob> (more)

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by 10068 · December 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM

http://wildfoodsandmedicines.com/fir-hemlock-and-spruce-tips/ I've never thought about collecting new needle growth for food. It looks like they're all rich in vitamin C. Do they have food value other than roughage? Will they wreck my teapot? (more)

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NudgeWink 0 · December 11, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Having made pine needle tea (for the vitamin C - being one of the richest sources) and pine-needle vinegar (mainly for the taste - vitamin content is just a bonus) and having chewed on the hardened sap while hiking to soothe a dry throat - I think... (more)