Thread: Ic friendly teas?
04-10-2006, 01:09 PM #1
Ic friendly teas?
Sorry if this has been posted before....
Curious what others can tolerate.... I did well for a long time on Trader Joes decafe low acid coffee, but I have been in a horrid flare for a few weeks and stopped drinking coffee....
I know some teas are okay.... I had some green tea the other day but think its didn't do good for me.... I will try mint next!
Is there a specific brand that works better???
04-10-2006, 01:53 PM #2
Most regular teas and green teas (aside from the caffeine in them) can really bother a bladder just like coffee. I love my herbal teas, thank goodness! I have great luck with rooibos (red tea, I found I like the Celestial Seasonings brand), any peppermint as long as there are not any acidic ingredients like rose hips if you are sensitive to them. I also like Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry, I do believe there are rose hips in that, but I am fine with rose hips. As with anything you aren't sure about, it's best to try in small amounts and see how you do! Oh chamomile is also usually known as a friendly tea, although, for me it was a disaster, lol.
Hope this helps a little bit!Hugs,
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04-10-2006, 01:56 PM #3
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I love tea! I used to drink just regular, cheap ol' black tea, but I've been drinking red rooibos now – it's actually really good! I like the smell – it reminds me of how the fields smelled when I used to help with wheat harvest on my grandparents' farm.
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04-17-2006, 11:58 AM #4
Are white and green teas acidic like black teas? I just got Celestial Seasonings Decaf Honey Chamomile Green Tea and am trying to get up the nerve to try it. I will post back with results later tonight or tomorrow morning.
I hope it is ok. I've heard so much about the health benefits of both.
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04-17-2006, 12:04 PM #5
I love vanilla enhanced rooibos tea, and sometimes I have a cup of peppermint tea, they don't bother me at all.Martha
04-17-2006, 04:09 PM #6
The Blueberry mentioned above is very nice sweetened with honey. The peach flavor tasted too artificial for me and the English Toffee just about gagged me.
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04-20-2006, 03:23 AM #7
I am curious about White teas too if anyone knows the answer to that. I drink I pear flavored white tea, a fruity rooibos and a spicy green tea. None seem to bother me too bad other than making me void more oftenWendi
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04-22-2006, 06:47 AM #8
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Roobios tea is okay?
I'm searching for some teas that I can enjoy iced. I like the Celestial Seasoning's cold brew teas, has anyone tried them? Also I see that some have used roobios tea which I like as well and hoping that might work.
What about sweetner, has anyone tried the stevia? If so any feedback?
04-22-2006, 03:42 PM #9
I always use Bingelow brand, especially Earl Grey. They also have an excellent green tea. My favoirte way to have iced tea is to mix it with sweetened condensed milk (kinda like an asian milk tea). Brew normall, add a heaping teaspoon of milk and let it come to room temp. When I get in an extra spiffy mood, I make some boba for it.
04-23-2006, 04:03 AM #10
I am ok with Stevia. I use th NOW brand and seem to be OIK with it. Splenda on the other hand did me in last week! As for teas, I tried a Blueberry leaf tea by Alvita the other day and and hour later the pain started and lasted ALL day! I am ok with Marshmallow Root and Slippery Elm. I get both of these at Whole Foods in the raw form and infuse it in the little metal ball. Right now I am out of the Marshmallow but I was able to find Marshmallow in capsule form so I open the capsule and drop it in hot water with Stevia. I use it at night and it helps to soothe things.
I am curious if anyone else has had a problem with blueberry tea....I thought it was supposed to be IC friendly? I guess it is trial and error and we all ARE differentMel
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