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What can I put in my tea - I hate it black?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Since it's winter, I miss hot cups of tea every morning. Since going paleo I've stopped drinking milk altogether because we can only get homogenized and pasteurized here. My mum won't buy raw grassfed because it's too expensive.

I do miss tea. I can't drink it black, tastes disgusting. Would it be ok to put, say, 10ml of semi skimmed pasteurized and homogenized milk in? I'd only have 1 or 2 cups a day. I'm a bit dubious though, because that 1/2 could turn into 3 or 4.

Could I persuade my mum to buy some cream to put in? How do you like your tea or coffee?

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on November 15, 2012
at 09:50 PM

Thanks, Tomahawk. You may have just saved my life.

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(1021)

on November 15, 2012
at 08:59 PM

I AGREE .

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on November 15, 2012
at 03:34 PM

+1 Cashew cream is da bomb.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on November 15, 2012
at 05:10 AM

I also agree, I like black tea cold, but hot with some milk and honey reminds me of childhood. Luckily we do have raw grassfed or at least organic available, but it is so tiny, if you don't have any milk problems, especially if this is your only use of milk, I doubt you would even have to worry about future issues.

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(20436)

on November 14, 2012
at 09:00 PM

Agreed. Unless you have a specific, REAL problem with the milk, just put it in your tea and don't be a paleo freak. Or use cream if you want - it has far fewer of the potentially problematic molecules.

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on November 15, 2012
at 02:41 AM

"Would it be ok to put, say, 10ml of semi skimmed pasteurized and homogenized milk in?"

NO. YOU WILL DIE.

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f

on November 15, 2012
at 09:50 PM

Thanks, Tomahawk. You may have just saved my life.

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

(1021)

on November 15, 2012
at 08:59 PM

I AGREE .

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(1974)

on November 14, 2012
at 06:48 PM

I take my coffee black but if you love your tea with milk that much then by all means drink it. I think most people here have their little cheats. I make gluten free cookies sometimes to satisfy my sweet tooth and I still love my Greek yogurt. I think your mental health is as important as your physical health so finding a healthy balance is important (the reason many people keep 80/20 paleo). I would say to have your tea with milk and try to keep a healthy diet otherwise :)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on November 14, 2012
at 09:00 PM

Agreed. Unless you have a specific, REAL problem with the milk, just put it in your tea and don't be a paleo freak. Or use cream if you want - it has far fewer of the potentially problematic molecules.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on November 15, 2012
at 05:10 AM

I also agree, I like black tea cold, but hot with some milk and honey reminds me of childhood. Luckily we do have raw grassfed or at least organic available, but it is so tiny, if you don't have any milk problems, especially if this is your only use of milk, I doubt you would even have to worry about future issues.

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on November 15, 2012
at 06:57 AM

The closest replication I've found for real cream in tea or coffee is cashew cream. Soak some cashews for a few hours, then blend them with a little fresh water until smooth, using more or less water depending on whether you want a consistency more like milk or cream. I throw a dash of vanilla or almond extract in too.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on November 15, 2012
at 03:34 PM

+1 Cashew cream is da bomb.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 14, 2012
at 06:46 PM

I like mine with coconut milk. $2 a can and last me a week (one coffee or tea per day).

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2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

(1021)

on November 15, 2012
at 09:00 PM

if you wanna give it a try, buy some hemp seeds and make your own hemp milk.

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on November 15, 2012
at 08:53 PM

Coconut milk is great, but if you are going to do dairy, please DON'T do skimmed milk (shudder). Use real cream. The dairy fat is good for you and satiating.

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on November 15, 2012
at 03:33 AM

I like coconut milk or almond milk in tea or coffee. Also, you can get used to the bitter flavor of tea by slowly adding less sweetener to it, and also by steeping it for less time.

Something I found to add a lot of flavor to coffee is simply adding cinnamon to the grounds before you brew it. It actually adds a cinnamon flavor that goes very well with almond milk!

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on November 14, 2012
at 07:56 PM

I get it, I find coffee and black teas with something creamy an irreplaceable flavour. I also drink all kinds of green and herbal teas with nothing added, but nothing beats a creamy cup of tea or coffee!

The grocers around here sell Liberte 2% and 3.5% fat goat milk. It's not very expensive. I have gone from using 'soymilk creamer' to whole cream (the best!) and now to goat milk, as I suspect cow milk may be an irritant to me. I think coconut from the can is a good suggestion. I tend to save that ing. for cooking, myself. And all these substitutes like soymilk, almond milk, coconut 'beverage', rice milk etc have carrageenan and other potentially harmful additives... and are both low fat and low protein in many cases.

But in the worst case, drinking a little standard cow milk in your tea might be an acceptable cheat for you. It's not like you're drinking it by the glass. It's not like you are using hydrogenated edible oil 'nondairy creamer' Coffee Mate or something.

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on November 14, 2012
at 06:47 PM

If your tea's too bitter, maybe try switching to a different kind of tea? There are some nice green teas out there with mild yet enjoyable flavors, and green tea has more antioxidants than some other types.

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