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Cofftea said

Dang that's hot!

Ever eat something that was way too spicy? Bitter tea(ku ding cha), Wild Bitter tea (Qing Shan Lu Shiu), and white teas are known for lowering body temperature and mints can remove the burning sensation from your mouth. Has anyone tried drinking any one (or a combo) of these teas after eating something that was way too spicy?

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PeteG said

Have you ever placed your tongue on a battery as a kid and felt and tasted the bitter, sharp sting of acid fm the battery connections? O.K. I was weird but I did do it! Anyway – Last evening, I made a tomato sauce with some chinese chili/garlic sauce added for flavour…well, after dinner I thought it would be nice to have a cup of my favourite oolong…ZaP!!! That acrid acidic burn filled my mouth…to make a long story short…don’t eat hot chili sauce and consume blessed tea!!

blush i was one of those kids too!

PeteG said

…sigh…finally! I am not alone!!!

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Cofftea said

Haha yep. I’m not big on taking my own tea when I go out to eat, but when I go out for Mexican I always make sure I put some cold white peppermint tea in my water bottle on my chair.

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Milk is your best bet, really. Mints just mask the heat while milk contains protiens which scrub the capsaicin from your mouth…or other places. I’ve been growing peppers and making hotsauce for around half a decade. Believe me, I know.

So, just add milk to any iced tea and it would probably do more for you than mints ever could. Lemon juice also helps a little, but don’t use them together unless you like your tea with a little pulp.

Cofftea said

Then I must be weird because milk never works for me. Went out for Mexican once, drank 16oz of milk and it didn’t work at all. Stole a friends strawberry lemonade and that helped a bit, but what removed the problem completely from my mouth was peppermint gum. Although not from my lips.

Suzi said

Parrots – I never knew why milk worked, thanks for explaining it!

Cofftea – Sorry milk doesn’t work for you :(

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Jillian said

Didn’t Mythbusters do an episode about this once? And they tested all the ‘common’ anti-spice remedies?

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