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Decaffeinated tea

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Culag Wed 09-Jan-19 13:46:16

I’ve been advised to cut down on caffeine as it could be affecting my vocal chords. I only drink one cup of coffee per day but drink loads of tea. I’ve tried decaffeinated but it tastes foul! Can anyone recommend a good make please?

annep1 Sun 17-Mar-19 15:49:31

It has been said to me Gonegirl . Lol. Couldn't go back to the other stuff.

rascal Sun 17-Mar-19 10:54:06

Tetley decaff for me. One teabag lasts me all day, yes I like it weak! So 365 a year. hmm I would like to try Red Bush but wish I could get a sample to try first. wink

Gonegirl Sun 17-Mar-19 10:10:06

That Redbush stuff is not tea.

Gonegirl Sun 17-Mar-19 10:09:31

Culag I have the croaky voice through reflux. I find drinking Darjeeling tea is the way to go. It's a milder tea than the others. Less harsh.

Tbh I can't see much point in drinking tea without the caffeine. It's what I drink it for.

annep1 Sun 17-Mar-19 07:29:07

Minimoon same here- after reading said books.
I never drink any tea other than Rooibos. You can get Earl Grey and vanilla too. ( and Green don't like it). I read somewhere that South Africans gave it to their babies for colic. Its a mild flavour and is good healthwise.

Nanalex Wed 06-Mar-19 01:04:47

Hi, this is really interesting- I’d had headaches and duh- didn’t even consider lack of caffeine..
Thanks 😁

MamaCaz Wed 27-Feb-19 11:47:21

I am another one who got horrible migraine-type headaches when I first moved onto decaf. drinks. It took me a week to make me realize that it was the lack of caffeine that was causing it, as my body had become addicted to it over time.
Since then, I have drunk normal tea at breakfast time and decaffeinated the rest of the day, and that works ok for me. On the odd occasion that my routine is disturbed and I don't get my breakfast caffeinated drink, the migraine can strike again by afternoon!

Having read this thread, I have decided that I will give Red Bush a try as a healthier alternative to my usual decaf. drinks.

paddyann Wed 27-Feb-19 11:05:47

I've only drunk decaf tea ,coffee and cola for years now .I had awful migraines and this seems to have calmed them ,I dont have as many and when I do they are easier to get rid of.I usually just buy whatever decaf is on special offer so tetleys this week and my OH cant tell the difference.We did put them in the wrong containers one an dhe had decaf and felt tired all week while I was jumpy and couldn't sleep.It was a relief to discover that it was only the tea to blame

annodomini Wed 27-Feb-19 09:34:32

I only have 'real' tea - Ceylon, loose leaf - at breakfast time. Otherwise it's Redbush; Dragonfly Earl Grey Redbush is nice too. I had to give up coffee 50 years ago because it gave me awful stomach ache and made me jumpy. Some years ago, I noticed that 'ordinary' caffeinated tea was also making me jumpy so when DS1 mentioned Redbush, I was pleased to give it a go.

DanniRae Wed 27-Feb-19 08:57:46

I like Sainsbury's decaf tea - in a blue box.

littleflo Wed 27-Feb-19 08:47:20

Yorkshire tea decaf here. I have gone over to decaf all the time and now don’t really enjoy the caffeinated. I buy lots of teas from T2 and drink much less ordinary tea and coffee. They are extremely knowledgeable and they might be able to recommend at tea for your throat.

BlueBelle Wed 27-Feb-19 08:26:43

I love Redbush and it is suppose to be very gentle on the stomach

Esspee Wed 27-Feb-19 08:23:13

Is that legal Theo?

TheoOwston Wed 27-Feb-19 05:29:30

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grannysyb Thu 10-Jan-19 13:19:11

Drink decaf Earl Gray and Taylor's decaf coffee, both fine.

Telly Thu 10-Jan-19 12:22:22

Tetley Decaf has a Great Taste Award and to be honest I dont think you can tell the difference. Although I usually have Darjeeling as we only have black tea with lemon.

Humbertbear Thu 10-Jan-19 09:10:43

You might find that giving up tea altogether is a better solution. I drink mainly camomile and spearmint with the occasional fruit tea. There are lots to choose from. Camomile is my first choice because it isn’t sweet.

JoyBloggs Thu 10-Jan-19 09:10:11

Another vote for Waitrose own brand. I can't tell the difference between that and 'normal' tea... but you do need to give the teabag plenty of time 'soaking'.

Greyduster Thu 10-Jan-19 09:03:25

I don’t drink any tea but Tick Tock red bush tea, which has no caffeine.

Auntieflo Thu 10-Jan-19 08:52:13

I like Waitrose original bend decaffeinated round tea bags . I bought them for when DIL visits, but tried them and didn’t notice any difference in taste.
The tea we drink mostly is Earl Grey, weak and black.

emmasnan Wed 09-Jan-19 21:10:06

I quite like Yorkshire and M&S decaffeinated. Have given them to other tea drinkers and they haven't mentioned them tasting different.

Nandalot Wed 09-Jan-19 20:15:22

If you are thinking of cutting out caffeine do it gradually. My DH cut it out completely all at once and now gets a migraine if he has anything with caffeine in it.

Culag Wed 09-Jan-19 19:37:40

Alcohol is not very good for me either .... said she having just finished her second glass of🍷 .

Izabella Wed 09-Jan-19 19:12:51

Ah Culag that makes sense.

I have the same diagnosis plus free flowing bile. I have never reduced my tea input. I don't drink much coffee so cannot comment on that. Interestingly since I went low carbing for T2 diabetes (now in remission) my reflux has virtually stopped. Over Christmas I ate one or two things I should not and back it came (bread, pastry etc.) Worth considering perhaps?

BradfordLass72 Wed 09-Jan-19 18:31:34

Culag I have exactly the same problem, in fact my vocal chords were so ruined (cause unknown at that time) that I've been unable to sing, one of my great loves, for years now.
My doctor gave me Omeprazole, which controls reflux, or so I'm told.

I drink Freshpak Rooibos tea and although I've tried de-caf teas, I don't much like them.
I moved to decaf drinks when I discovered that caffeine (along with wheat and eggs) depleted the body's iron stocks and mine were already too low.