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Monday, September 17, 2012

I forgot to add my latest discovery- tea.

I do not drink any caffeine, and haven't for years. I don't like the headache I get a few days after I drink it, nor do I like the jittery, sugared up feeling I get when I drink it. This means no soda other than Sprite, no coffee (I don't like the taste anyway), and no tea. Occasionally, I will have a sip of Bruce's soda, but that's about it. I only drink water, and that's okay with me!

Then, on Friday, I went to school with a cold and a teacher gave me a cup of caffeine-free peach tea. It was great!

I went to the store and couldn't find peach tea, so I settled for apple cinnamon, caffeine-free tea. Amazing. I have drank at least 2-3 glasses of it throughout the day this weekend, and have been starting my day with it. It has been helping to clear my sinuses, and it also helps to curb the cravings that I usually get after a meal for something sweet.

I'm hoping that I can continue this trend after my cold is gone. Perhaps I will try it iced also.

Always love finding something new that works for me!

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MAUR28 10/20/2012 1:27PM

    I LOVE tea! I hear there is a new tea place in town- lose tea- which is amazing!!!

The only flavored teas I like are peach and Lady Gray ~ which has a hint of citrus.

I dont think I could live without iced tea.

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KEEUMM 9/17/2012 11:15AM

    Thanks for the tips!

I seem to remember hearing/reading that teas still have some amount of caffeine in them. Mine says "Caffeine Free"- is that true, or should I be worried that it has some in it? (sorry if that's a silly question!)

I think part of the reason I've always avoided tea is the honey. Growing up, my mom used to give us spoonfuls of honey whenever we were sick, especially at night when we couldn't sleep. I now have a negative association with honey, and I also dislike the flavor. I'm glad I found a type of tea that I can enjoy without honey!

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EMILYJVG 9/17/2012 11:09AM

    Try Ginger tea for colds. Also Amazing. Make it homemade by steeping fresh grated ginger for 15 minutes. (you can steep it with cloves and cinnamon for added flavor). Honey is also medicinal if you need a little sweet. This is a "spicy" tea when strong, but it will certainly clear you out. Great for sore throats as well. Welcome to the amazing world of teas! I would recommend a local loose leaf tea shop in your area. They will give you the skinny on amazing green tea/herbal varieties and maybe even sample some. Just an FYI even green teas have some small amounts of caffeine. The only teas that generally don't have caffeine are herbals.

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