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Alternative to tea with sugar

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:55 am

If you like a sweet hot drink, but want to avoid sugar, I have a tip - liquorice root and peppermint. You can probably get it at your local wholefood or health food shop, or specialty tea places.

Ok, so it's not finest Ceylon black tea with milk, BUT it has a great flavour and the liquorice contains a compound that is some ridiculous number of times sweeter than sugar but has no calories. AND you don't add milk so it's a bonus for no fat or lactose, AND it's got no caffeine. Also supposedly good for stomach upsets. Just as nice cold too. Liquorice roots can actually also be chewed on like a lolly if you're so inclined - me personally I prefer the tea so I get fluids and a full stomach as well.

One warning - if you drink too much it can raise your blood pressure, so if you have high blood pressure you might want to avoid it (I tend toward low BP so I actually play on that factor when I'm getting more dizzies than usual). Also not recommended for pregnant women for the same reason.
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Re: Alternative to tea with sugar

Postby dustany1dust » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:42 pm

Thanks for that I have low blood pressure anyway I have been told to eat liquoric to avoid drops in blood pressure :D

Going to try it cause I am trying to kick coffee for good...well mostly anyway.
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Re: Alternative to tea with sugar

Postby CronicBadger » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:16 pm

I like Rooibos without milk or sugar. It's got a slight sweet taste, especially if it's fortified with vanilla. It's got a similar taste to tea but not the sharpness or bitterness of the blended commodity teas.
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Re: Alternative to tea with sugar

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:18 pm

Yeah, Rooibos with vanilla is a good'un too... It's my replacement for normal black tea, but I tend to like it with milk.
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Re: Alternative to tea with sugar

Postby Fireball » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:28 am

Do you add the vanilla to the Rooibos or is that available at the shops? I hadn't noticed it to be sweet, to me it tastes like wood. I drink it for variety as I heard it was a healthy drink.
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Re: Alternative to tea with sugar

Postby anyash » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:57 am

if you are worried about sugar you may want to try Stevia its natural and tastes just good as regular sugar without the side effects.
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Re: Alternative to tea with sugar

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:01 am

Fireball, you can get Rooibos and Vanilla from the supermarket... The one I get is Nerada Organics one. In Tassie I can only get it now at Coles, but if you e-mail the company they'll tell you where you can get it near you.
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