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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.
 

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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
 
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Thanks colleen for the info.I'm a big coffee drinker but I do like the occasional cup of tea.It will much easier if i have something to replace coffee.
 

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I don't know if you have tried it or not but herbal tea is good too. It is naturally decafinated and has a great taste.Andie
 
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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.
 
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Thanks again for the info.I have one problem and that is that alot of things that are used here can not be found in Canada.
 
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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!
 
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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).]
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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I also drink a lot of green tea.It needs no sugar or whitener in it and it lso tastes nice cold.Anything to cut down on the coffee.
 
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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
 
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I usually drink chamomile tea in the morning, because it gives me relief from the pain. Try it with honey. It's good. Hope you feel better soon.
 
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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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