Is this Mint Tea ok to drink?ginger
Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:22 PM
i've been trying to drink these herbal tea's instead to get off the regular tea
this is one of them
Three Mint contains:
same as Dr. Stuarts i have them sometimes as well
i just want to know, just in case. because i still have a few i want to get rid of and i dont want the tea giving me anything dodgy
i cut out all dairy thus far, all bread, all sweet things, even fruit now in my smoothie i just drink it pure green (hold my nose and down it).
Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:41 PM
Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:20 PM
Posted 01 September 2010 - 03:33 AM
but black tea i just cant get along with, i need milk in it
the british like to put milk in their tea for 100's of years since India was part of the british empire.
the indians for however long before the british empire had masala tea, which is a mix of different spices and tea leaves in boiled milk. the reason for the spices is because of medical reasons, and the reason for the milk was because it prevents stomach ulcers. stomach ulcers are common place in countries that eat spicy food with a lot of chili's, such as india and thailand (chilis have addictive properties), and black tea has something in it which can also cause stomach ulcers. so the milk helps prevent it from messing with your stomach. tea also has caffeine and other eliments which probably have addictive qualities.
the british didnt like the spices so much but of course enjoy the tea, so just did the milk and the tea, leave out the spices.
and thats where we are today haha
i'm sure there are a shit load of other reasons, but i dont know what they are.. i just fucking love a good cup of tea hahh
btw. any comments on the mint tea? i had 2 cups already today
Posted 01 September 2010 - 12:37 PM
you should be okay with that mint mix. Personally I drink Sainsbury's Pure Peppermint, and Clipper Dandelion tea from Holland and Barretts.
Be careful of Twinings tea, they put small print ingredients on the back of the box. I bought a cleanse tea last week cause the front said Peppermint, Nettle and Milk Thistle. Got it home and found on the back it also has liquorice, burdock and aniseed, all of which I avoid.
Posted 01 September 2010 - 12:56 PM
Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:02 PM
seems there is nothing wrong with the tea
i got some nice expensive honey the other day and now i'm fucking addicted. it goes in the green smoothies and tea and sometimes eat a spoon full out of the jar
and because i cant eat normal desert foods if i need a desert i'll just grab handfuls of the frozen fruit and bannanas etc and pour honey on it
i'm hoping that it wont cause any damage. if it does, then i'll stop and just limit it to going into the tea
Posted 15 September 2010 - 06:24 AM
You could also try stevia for sweetening. I have used Wisdom Natural's liquid stevia with rooibos tea and it tastes great. I have heard that some of them have bitter aftertaste but that doesn't have any aftertaste really.
Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:07 PM
Also, mint tea is fine. A lot of people say it helps to balance hormones.
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:35 PM
from my research honey is much better than sugar. sure they both contain sugar, but its a very different type of sugar. for a start honey does not have refined sugars (which means the body can break it down easier) and secondly in the case of manuka money - its a good antibacterial.
i've been adding honey into my diet for a few weeks now and have had nothing but benefits from it...gooooo honey
Edited by cartwheeling_monkey, 16 September 2010 - 10:39 PM.
Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:10 AM
Not to all Americans. But it does have to be strong tea, either made properly in a tea pot or with strong English teabags like Typhoo. Tea made with Lipton tea bags in a cup doesn't go with milk.
I did have an English Grandmother, but so do many Americans of all ages. And not all Americans are ignorant of the habits and traditions of the rest of the world.
And yes, Op, you should try that tea, and many others like Roobois and camomile if only for their anti-inflammatory effects. The mint tea does have anti-androgen as well as estrogenic affects so it could help or hurt. You just have to try it. I drink it daily, but not hot. I brew a pitcher of iced mint tea.
I don't see how black tea with milk drinker would rather have mint tea. To drink black tea without milk or sugar, just make it weak. Or try adding lemon as they do on the Continent.
RE: HONEY. While it does have it's benefits, it still elevates blood sugar therefore insulin, therefore inflammation and androgen hormones.
Edited by alternativista, 17 September 2010 - 08:16 AM.
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