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drank Nutmeg Cream by Butiki Teas
1432 tasting notes

This tea is SO good. I overleafed a little bit (by maybe 1/4 tsp) and steeped 4 minutes, trusting Butiki’s recommendations. Ohhhhh, yes. Fingers crossed Butiki/Amoda offer this in the future. I also really like Champagne Cider, and would be super happy for a caffeine free apple tea from Butiki as well.

And day 1 of an allergen free month is already a fail. I had milk in the fridge and automatically added it to my tea. Oh well. I’m sort of doing an elimination diet/paleo mashup. The last time I did an elimination diet, I still ate corn and rice. This time, they’re out. And oops, the coconut milk I got has carrageenan in it. headdesk Oh well. The money’s spent, I’m drinking it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

I have never done an elimination diet before. How long are you going to do it for?

OMGsrsly

1 month. I was thinking of a full-on Whole30, but I can’t cut carbs that much without getting the shakes. Sweet potatoes and a piece of fruit at (almost) every meal! Maybe some Kasha, as well.

The hardest thing is not being able to add anything to my tea! I’ve cut down a lot, but that last 1/4 tsp of honey or sugar is so hard to give up!

Fjellrev

Wow, you’re mightily brave! What was the end result last time you did it? Like, did you successfully pinpoint any problematic foods, lose weight, etc?

OMGsrsly

I’m not really worried about losing weight. I mean, I’m rather chubby, and sure losing weight might be nice, but it’s not a goal. The goal is to reduce dependence on GF baked goods, grains, and sugar, and also make sure I’m not intolerant of corn or rice..

I know I can’t have gluten, and I shouldn’t have dairy. Soy is also a problem, as are beans that aren’t sprouted/well soaked. That was, umm, “fun” to figure out.

Fjellrev

Oh geez, that sounds like such an obstacle. I’m lucky I don’t have any problems, or at least I don’t think I do? Doing something like this would be interesting.

OMGsrsly

Haha. Yeah, it can be tough. My mom finally admitted she can’t have dairy. They do a 2 week “cleanse” every year, and every year she’d complain after she added the cheese back. :) I had been having HORRIBLE tummy problems, and successfully pinpointed and cut dairy the last time. I’ve added it back after being gluten free for 2 years, and I’m thinking that was a mistake..

Satsuma

Good luck with your elimination diet. Maybe you can try stevia? I’m gluten free, dairy free and sugar free for a year now. I use stevia and almond milk. It’s hard at the begining, but after a while you got use to that. It look me five months to get ride of inflammation and pain (arthrisis). I’m also intolerant to corn but not rice. It’s hard but worth the efforts.

OMGsrsly

Sadly I can’t do stevia. I found some dates in the fridge and ate one this morning. SO GOOD. Maybe a little mushed date steeped with my tea?

You have arthritis and you’re not sensitive to nightshades? That’s one of the first things they suggest eliminating if you have inflammation. I have a few friends who can’t have them.

Satsuma

I don’t do the paleo diet, but the hypotoxic diet. It’s less restrictive than the paleo and it work well for me. Here in Quebec, it become more and more popular with Jacqueline Lagacée’s books, and it’s derived from Dr. Seignalet’s diet, a french doctor.

OMGsrsly

Oh, that’s interesting. I ate a raw diet for about 4 months before I just had to stop – too much raw food is just unpleasant for me. :(

I’m essentially doing this elimination diet: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/elimination-diet
I’m also avoiding strawberries as they are a common allergy. I am drinking tea as I already know it’s coffee that I don’t tolerate.

Stevia is something I can have, but I think it tastes horrible. :)

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Fjellrev

I have never done an elimination diet before. How long are you going to do it for?

OMGsrsly

1 month. I was thinking of a full-on Whole30, but I can’t cut carbs that much without getting the shakes. Sweet potatoes and a piece of fruit at (almost) every meal! Maybe some Kasha, as well.

The hardest thing is not being able to add anything to my tea! I’ve cut down a lot, but that last 1/4 tsp of honey or sugar is so hard to give up!

Fjellrev

Wow, you’re mightily brave! What was the end result last time you did it? Like, did you successfully pinpoint any problematic foods, lose weight, etc?

OMGsrsly

I’m not really worried about losing weight. I mean, I’m rather chubby, and sure losing weight might be nice, but it’s not a goal. The goal is to reduce dependence on GF baked goods, grains, and sugar, and also make sure I’m not intolerant of corn or rice..

I know I can’t have gluten, and I shouldn’t have dairy. Soy is also a problem, as are beans that aren’t sprouted/well soaked. That was, umm, “fun” to figure out.

Fjellrev

Oh geez, that sounds like such an obstacle. I’m lucky I don’t have any problems, or at least I don’t think I do? Doing something like this would be interesting.

OMGsrsly

Haha. Yeah, it can be tough. My mom finally admitted she can’t have dairy. They do a 2 week “cleanse” every year, and every year she’d complain after she added the cheese back. :) I had been having HORRIBLE tummy problems, and successfully pinpointed and cut dairy the last time. I’ve added it back after being gluten free for 2 years, and I’m thinking that was a mistake..

Satsuma

Good luck with your elimination diet. Maybe you can try stevia? I’m gluten free, dairy free and sugar free for a year now. I use stevia and almond milk. It’s hard at the begining, but after a while you got use to that. It look me five months to get ride of inflammation and pain (arthrisis). I’m also intolerant to corn but not rice. It’s hard but worth the efforts.

OMGsrsly

Sadly I can’t do stevia. I found some dates in the fridge and ate one this morning. SO GOOD. Maybe a little mushed date steeped with my tea?

You have arthritis and you’re not sensitive to nightshades? That’s one of the first things they suggest eliminating if you have inflammation. I have a few friends who can’t have them.

Satsuma

I don’t do the paleo diet, but the hypotoxic diet. It’s less restrictive than the paleo and it work well for me. Here in Quebec, it become more and more popular with Jacqueline Lagacée’s books, and it’s derived from Dr. Seignalet’s diet, a french doctor.

OMGsrsly

Oh, that’s interesting. I ate a raw diet for about 4 months before I just had to stop – too much raw food is just unpleasant for me. :(

I’m essentially doing this elimination diet: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/elimination-diet
I’m also avoiding strawberries as they are a common allergy. I am drinking tea as I already know it’s coffee that I don’t tolerate.

Stevia is something I can have, but I think it tastes horrible. :)

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

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