Which black teas are comforting to cancer patients?

A dear friend is post surgery and radiation, now undergoing chemo. He’s asked for black looseleaf tea. It must be all natural, no artificial flavors. I’d love to hear your recommendations!

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Random said

When my Dad was going through chemo, it made everything taste salty to him and he craved sweet just to make things seem somewhat normal.

I love Premium Taiwanese Assam I get from Whispering Pines. Its just plain black tea with nothing added but has a wonderful natural sweet flavor. Its pretty much a staple for me.

mrmopar said

If there is anything in my cupboard that will help or fit the profile I will be glad to send some your way.

That’s very kind.

Courtney said

My go-to plain black teas are Yuchi Wild Mountain Black from Taiwan Tea Crafts and Bailin Gongfu from Teavivre. :)

I like a generic shu puerh and peppermint when my stomach isn’t quite right. The combination seems to settle things down. Maybe a Yunnan black and ginger would be soothing too.

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