Jon’s new thing is to drink green tea. Now green tea is not technically against the word of wisdom so he’s still not breaking any rules, not that he cares, but I kinda do mostly for the sake of the girls and setting examples. I forget where, and maybe it’s a wise tale and hopefully Jon will give me some links to back me up since I’m just too lazy to look for them, but it has been said that in countries where tea is apart of their cultural that the church has said it’s okay to drink green and white tea, they just don’t advertise that too much here in the U.S. Green and white tea have less caffeine and I’ve even been told by a highly creditable source that the caffeine make up is completely different in black than green tea. Green tea also has health benefits, that’s one of the reasons Jon’s drinking it.

Anyways, I’ve tasted some of the tea’s Jon’s gotten and they just taste like not flavored enough water. I’m just not use to the subtleties. He also doesn’t add any sugar or sweetener’s so I think that makes them even more bland.
Well, while I was looking for his tea the other day at Smith’s I came across this Chai tea Latte mix. I have a friend who drinks Starbuck’s chai tea. Now they use a powder, I believe, but chai tea is made from regular black tea, so technically we shouldn’t drink regular chai tea because it is just spiced black tea, powder or not. Anyways the Chai tea latte mix that I found also comes in a green chai tea latte mix, in which I bought some and tried it. I found it delicious and on further search found out that it’s made by the same people who make Stephen’s hot cocoa, the best hot cocoa in America, I’ve never tried any others.
So I am recommending this Pacific Chai Green Chai Tea Latte mix. It mostly taste like spiced milk, but it is tasty. I’ve only tried it hot, but I think I’ll try it iced next time.

3 Responses to “Tea”

  1. Jonathan Blake Says:

    Unfortunately, there’s not been much authoritative said about the green vs. black tea debate. I heard the story you mentioned first from this comment on Feminist Mormon Housewives. Then there’s this comment which starts another discussion. The comment that follows asserts that Austrian saints understand the Word of Wisdom to only pertain to black tea. Some people have been counseled by their Bishops that green tea is OK.

    Anyway, the church has taken no official stance that I can discern. I wouldn’t hold my breath for an official pronouncement. I think even a talk by the President of the church in General Conference would not count as official doctrine. There’s a lot of confusion out there. So, donning my Mormon hat, it seems that green tea (and cooking sherry, decaf coffee, caffeinated soda, summer BBQs, tithing on the gross vs. net, etc.) is between you and God.

  2. Cybr Says:

    Psalms 133
    As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
    Mountain Dew

  3. Sarah Says:

    Yummy! I’m a big tea fan and am sick of all my usual herbal stuff. I can only take so much Peppermint and Sleepytime! I’ll make sure to pick up a box next time I’m at the grocery store if the prophet isn’t looking.