I didn't even think about tea tannins. I usually associate tannins with wine. I googled it and usually it's 3+ cups that have an effect, but there are hypersensitive individuals like yourself, apparently. I'll stick with my 1 cup to be on the safe side.I used to drink tea on occasion. Went thru various stages of types that I liked. English Breakfast, Oolong, Black Tea. But then realized why I was getting tummy aches from the tannins, Iguess. Green tea was the worst (for me). So I don't drink tea anymore!
Never cared for herbal teas either. Would rather just drink hot water.
But I do like my coffee,.
I think not weird.I like milk in black tea, but I like it black if it is cold. Yes, I'm weird. If there is cold tea left, I will often pour myself a cup. If it's green tea, I drink it neat. If it's herbal tea, I usually drink it plain. It has been a long time since I have put honey in herbal tea. Hmm, I used to like a bit of honey in my coffee if I didn't have any milk or cream.
No, you're correct. If it has a stainless steel lining, I don't see how "iron ions" make contact with the liquid. Same with chloride ions. It doesn't make sense to me." Cast iron teapot can improve the water quality by releasing iron ions and absorbing chloride ions in water."
"The fully enameled interior helps preserve the taste of...."
the above is copied from their description of the teapot.. not sure it makes sense. Am I wrong?