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Herbal Tea's

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Bazzza, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Bazzza

    Bazzza Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone here drink any herbal teas? I like them. I drink mostly green tea now but am always keen to try out new flavors. At the moment I'm drinking a super berry tea...its made from Rasberry, Blueberry, Blackberry and Strawberry. Holland and Barret sell this lovely chocolate flavor tea. http://www.hollandandbarrett.ie/pages/product_detail.asp?pid=3324
     
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    Avocado Sevenfold Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like fennel tea and also red bush with vanilla :) They were both recommended to me by people on here.
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    My favourite is Green Tea, we get ours from Holland & Barrett and the brand is called Double Dragon, it's rather expensive at £1.99 for 20 teabags but well worth it, I try and stock-up when they do the Buy One Get One Half Price offer.
     
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    nikkid Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't get enough of peppermint tea and especially double mint tea- peppermint and spearmint oil! Twinnings is always a good bet!
     
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    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Some of the flavoured Camomile Teas are very nice. Spiced Apple is nice but I especially like Camomile & Speamint.
    I have also tried the Sweet Chilli Tea that Holland and Barrett do. It is nicer than it sounds and is very much a Liquorice based tea with a bit of spice.
    My wife really likes the Pukka Peppermint and Liquorice Tea, don't know if you've tried that one.
     
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    nikkid Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooo camomile and spearmint sounds good- which brands do this flavour?
     
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    PG1759 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are these carb free ?
     
  8. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Not sure about the others, but green tea is nearly carb-free, I'm sure it has around 0.5g of carbs per teabag.
     
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    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apparently on for £1.00 for 20 in Tesco until tomorrow.
     
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    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am currently drinking a tea made of a mixture of herbs: lemon verbena, rosemary, basil, Melissa and tilla. It's in loose leaf form not in teabags and it's supposed to help lower cholesterol. I do not know how effective it is but it tastes nice.

    I sometimes mix aniseed or cinamon with it.
     
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    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    I drink some hibiscus tea every day. Needs a bit of sweetener and it tastes great.
     
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    loulou99782 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I drink mainly herbal, fruit and lots of redbush tea. Redbush, mint, lavender and echanacha are my favourite. I also like twinings green tea with orange and lotus flower.

    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
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    shuhad Type 2 · Member

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    i don't like harbal tea. i like lipton tea.
     
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    I drink Twinings mango and strawberry, and blackberry and apple all the time at work.

    It's funny, but I really resent paying for herb or black tea in a cafe. But I'll happily pay for proper tea with milk, or coffee. Totally illogical!
     
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    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was offered a choice of herbal teas in bags at a do the the other day and there was a lot of Carbs of which X is sugar so I had coffee instead,

    There was no black tea on offer.
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    That's weird.
    My herb tea bags are nothing but herbs, and only weigh about 2 grams each (at most), so its physically impossible for them to be high carb.
     
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  18. Bazzza

    Bazzza Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking the same...I've never seen sugar listed on mine...and I even drink a chocolate flavour tea.
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Twinnings lemon zest and blackcurrant bracer tea
    are my firm favourites .
    Even brew them up and leave them to go cold
    throw in ice cubes too .
    More refreshingly as ice cold I find :)
     
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    nikkid Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I found some camomile and spearmint in the supermarket today- very good!! Thanks for the recommendation
     
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