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Old 11-12-2005, 06:07 AM   #11
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Lol at all the answers, folks!

I think what I have decaf is Lipton or Bigelow - I haven't even checked yet. I do put all my teas in tins, tho.

Dear MIL (and she is a sweetheart!), has Parkinson's and early Alzheimer's, so I don't think I'll try something new on her. It's best for her to have things 'status quo'.

I know all you tea afficionados will at this, but for years, she makes her tea by dipping the bag in the hot water - oh, maybe 3-4 times; used to drink it with milk and sugar; first cut out the sugar; then the milk, and she used lemon for a while; now it's just the pale version of hot water - but hey, if she likes it and it makes her happy ---!

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Old 11-12-2005, 11:37 AM   #12
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I drink de-caf all the time (Lipton's or Louisianne), but I spice it up a little by using one individual bag of Constant Comment with one family sized bag of de-caf. It's delicious with just a squeeze of lemon.
I'm talking iced tea here, but sometimes I pour a mug full and heat it in the microwave with a spoonful of honey for a toddy. Hint...add rum or whisky after it's heated...great for a cold or the flu. The lemon juice cuts the phlegm, the honey coats the throat, and the whisky makes you sweat out the fever and calms the cough.

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Old 11-12-2005, 11:39 AM   #13
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Constant Comment is my very favorite tea of all.
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Old 11-26-2005, 01:25 PM   #14
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Tea not only goes stale but it expires and can make you sick. From being picked/processed its usally two years max for consumability if stored well. If its powder tea its usally one year since being ground. If you go beyond that not only will your tea be flavorless and have no nutritional value but you risk it haveing a wide range of molds and bacterias.
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:57 AM   #15
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At under $5.00 or so a package for even the better Decaf Teas out there why worry, just pick up a fresh package for her.

Teanobi is right to an extent, teas coffees and herbs will collect spores and if the humidity is high enough it can produce molds and fungi and it can make sensitive people very ill. I go through and toss all my ground herbs, spices, teas and coffees every 6 months and replace them.

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