I was reading posts and someone mentionedthat they were drinking decaf tea.What I would like to know is what do you use for a creamer or whitener,because I couldn't drink it black and I'm lactose intolerant.
Mary...I am also a tea drinker, but since being diagnosed with IBS(d) I have cut down on my dairy products. I have been using honey in my tea rather than milk. Nothing beats a nice cup of tea with milk, but fortunately I find the honey to be sweet and satisfying. You need that little boost in the morning when you're used to it. Give it a try...Colleen
Hi. Some people use rice milk and some use soya milk in their tea and coffee. Personally, I don't drink regular tea. I use mint tea alot and just sweeten it abit, no milk. It is very soothing to the gut I find. If you try rice milk, the "Rice Dream" is pretty good.
MaryMck, I mentioned decaf tea in a post here on the BB.....I drink mine with a little sliver of lemon and a little sugar (no aspartame for me....bad stuff!). When I want to use a "cream" in it, I use a non-dairy creamer like Coffeemate, as I am also lactose intolerant. It isn't as good as cream or half-and-half, but it's alot kinder to the gut! It's also pretty sweet, so I'm careful about how much sugar I add afterwards. Try it, I think you'll like it!
MaryMck, I am from Canada also, and we can get Rice Dream here. We also have an advantage in that we have a sweetener called Splenda which is supposed to be better for you than aspertame. It isn't made from synthetics as some sweeteners are. You can't get Splenda in the US yet. I am diabetic, that is why I must not use sugar or honey. I also use a little of the Coffee Mate sometimes for whitener. I also noticed in one of your posts that you were looking for Caltrate. (At least I think it was you.) We can get that in Canada too. Ask you pharmasist about it. Mine is called "Caltrate Plus D". [This message has been edited by Scarlett (edited 04-14-99).]
Scarlett, if your a diabetic, you should be aware that coffee mate's first ingredient is sugar. Just a thought! I'm from Canada too, and everything that was mention here we have it. Look around in your grocery store, you can also find alot of non-dairy milk replacement and non dairy fancy creamers like amaretto, hazelnut, they are in the milk section.
Green tea! I've replaced the regular tea and coffee with green tea without any sugar or dairy. It's supposed to be better for you. It's a lot less irritating and doesn't kick in the cramps like coffee.
I understand that most canadians can get alot of stuff that is also available in the US but I live in the Atlantic provinces and Caltrate is not available but I did find something that is pretty close.The other things mentioned can be bought here so I will Give them A try. Thanks again for your help
Green tea is the best. Lipton decaf is also pretty good. I also really enjoy Paradise tea's decaf --- but only dirnk it as iced tea....it is nasty hot. I drink a lot of vanilla enriched Rice Dream. It also comes in chocolate. But I don't put it in my tea, as I only like really strong black tea.
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