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    My husband bought a tea pot and some gourmet (for lack of better word) this weekend and we are now addicted to drinking a cups of tea. We got the real dried tea leaves in different mixtures that you steep through a strainer. No more of the grocery store tea bags for us. We even got some of the blossoms that make a flavored tea when you drop them in the hot water.

    Is it unhealthy to drink a lot of tea? Neither one of us drinks coffee, never have. I'm not putting sugar in mine, just sweetening with a little bit of unfiltered, raw honey.

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    I dont think its unhhealty to drink large amounts of tea. Try adding some coconut milk to tea, its great.
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    • #3
      The tea is fine--it's the honey that can be a problem. An easy way to take in waaaaay to much fructose. Drop the honey & use coconut milk or heavy cream.
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      • #4
        I am a huge tea drinker myself; I have become addicted to peppermint tea as of late.
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        • #5
          i drink tea with coconut oil all day at work.
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          • #6
            Thanks for the coconut oil and milk suggestion. I've wanted to try coconut milk anyways, so this gives me a reason to buy some!

            Had a great blend last night that was a jasmine green tea with dried strawberries and lemons...it steeped together nicely!

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            • #7
              I personally find that too much green tea spins me out . but black tea doesn't seem to have the same effect. Something about the theanine (sp?) content.

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              • #8
                Another quick question....does coconut milk taste like coconut water? I don't like the flavor of the water...

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                • #9
                  I'm a pretty big tea drinker. I have a lot of different types: some loose leaf, some store bought (I tear open the teabags and blend them together and then heat 'em like they're loose leaf), some caffeinated, some not. I tend to drink them straight.

                  They're a great substitute for coffee, especially if you cut out the sweeteners. I can't imagine anything being wrong with drinking copious amounts of tea.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by spearchick View Post
                    Another quick question....does coconut milk taste like coconut water? I don't like the flavor of the water...
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                    • #11
                      My hubby got me in to tea (drinking a nice oolong right now, actually). We keep a variety of loose teas - white, green, oolong, black. But, I also keep some bagged green and chamomile tea as well. It's just easier sometimes...and I can pop some in the travel mug and take it with me. I've been on a chamomile kick lately in the evenings.

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                      • #12
                        I've heard a few times that some tea can act as a dehyrating factor, sort of like coffee, But tea usually is alot healthier.

                        I think as long as you get enough water from your foods and by drinking it, you should be more than ok!

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                        • #13
                          YAY FOR TEA! I love tea so, so much. I wouldn't worry too much about the honey so long as you aren't taking in a lot of carbs elsewhere. Maybe lowering the amount until there's nothing can be something to work towards.

                          My favorite brands are Tazo, Republic of Tea, & Harney & Sons. Be careful, though - you might end up like me with tea in every nook & cranny of your kitchen!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by aboutsaffron View Post
                            Be careful, though - you might end up like me with tea in every nook & cranny of your kitchen!
                            You say that like it's a bad thing......

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                            • #15
                              haha - only when i don't have room in my cupboards for coconut oil & bacon!
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