I love the taste of the David Rio San Francisco Tiger Spice Chai Tea, I received some for Christmas this year. I have had other brands that was sweeten with honey but it left different taste in your mouth that I didn’t care for. I noticed that David Rio claims they have a decaffeinated brand too. If you check the ingredients they both still contain Black Tea which means they are caffeinated. But the spice combination in this is divine and taste so good. I think the combination of cloves, cardamon, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg is so delightful.
The reason I don’t want to continue with this brand is because of the Black Tea. My religion suggest that we should sustain from tea, coffee, alcohol and tobacco.
This is some of the side effects of Black Tea meaning it has high caffeine which I feel isn’t really good for our kidneys and pumping up our heart too much that we feel we can over do on our activities. I checked online and this is some of the side effect:
High amounts of black tea can cause side effects due to the caffeine in black tea. These side effects can range from mild to serious and include headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion.
So I even wonder what some of these sport drinks that are loaded with extra caffeine that are on the market now if those who have chosen to drink it how it will effect their body in the future. I know for me that caffeine keeps me up all night till sometimes I go with out sleep for 12 hours. I don’t function or think as straight either and caffeine increases your appetite too.
So my husband helped me find a great solution. This is what I do now. I take about 6 ounces of unsweetened plain Almond Milk and heat it for 2 minutes in the microwave. Then I place a Bengal Spice Celestial Tea bag and let it steep with lid on it. Then I stir in either 1 Tbsp. raw sugar or some Agave. The taste is the same except without the black tea. So I now have new drink. It has the same spices that I love in the Brand name spice tea but without the black tea. Celestial Tea uses chicory root which is substitute for coffee.
I decided to look this up to see what they say about chicory and it there are any health benefits. This is what I found out –
Chicory root has a mild laxative effect, increases bile from the gallbladder, and decreases swelling. Chicory is a rich source of beta-carotene.
It May Improve Digestive Health. Chicory root is a good source of fiber, which may help improve several aspects of your digestive health. … This is because chicory contains inulin fiber, a type of prebiotic that promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
So if you are looking for an alternative I would like to recommend this to you. Let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping in and have Great Day.