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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
I know how bad sugar is for you...but I do miss sugar in my tea. Do you think it would be ok if I had 2 teaspoons of sugar in my tea (not everyday) as sort of a 'treat'? Or should I just stick to dark chocolate? And how does sugar hinder the... (more)
Since it's winter, I miss hot cups of tea every morning. Since going paleo I've stopped drinking milk altogether because we can only get homogenized and pasteurized here. My mum won't buy raw grassfed because it's too expensive. I do miss tea. I... (more)
I`ve been using a little bit of tea tree oil mixed with jojoba oil on my skin every night for a couple weeks. It has helped a lot on my skin problems! But I recently read this article... (more)
A friend emailed me a link to this SkinnyMe Tea (Melbourne, Australia based) website asking if it would be a good idea to give it a try. These were my thoughts and I want to know if they are correct or not. It utilises a shrub called a Senna... (more)
Hell yes! Laxative abuse is contiguous with purging and anorexia. People die from this behaviour.
I have no problem going without any food all morning, but do you think a cup of black tea with no cream or sweetener would skew the bloodwork results? I do enjoy my morning ritual of a cup of tea with my book before starting my workout and my day. (more)
Probably not, but why take the risk of mucking up the tests? It's only for one morning, you'll spend weeks trying to deal with the consequences of a bad blood test.