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dollydelightful Sun 26-Aug-18 13:01:49

I'm trying to cut out dairy, have been doing really well for the past month.... but I'm really missing my nice cup of tea with milk! I really don't like the taste of like soy/ almond/rice milk etc in my cuppa, and although I love herbal teas, I'm starting to get really bored of them, even my favourite (fennel).
Any suggestions for alternative warm drinks?

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kateandme Sun 26-Aug-18 14:36:31

love warm squashes.all flavours and Ribena.would hot chocolate or home made lattes.be better tasting even with lacto free milks?
malt drinks.

Ollivander84 Sun 26-Aug-18 14:42:16

Try bird and blend - they've got really unusual different teas

BasicUsername Sun 26-Aug-18 16:42:30

Spiced apple tea, or cinnamon and apple are lovely.

As an alternative to tea, I like hot ribena.

MeMyselfand Sun 26-Aug-18 16:45:33

Chai latte tea, you don't need to add milk to it but tastes nice and creamy. Although I'm not sure if it has powdered milk in it 🤔

chuckiecheese Sun 26-Aug-18 16:46:16

Mint tea. Two/three sprigs of fresh mint, pour over boiling water & allow to steep.

Add sugar if desired & enjoy wink

Blondie1984 Sun 26-Aug-18 17:02:05

Rooibos tea is fairly good and I mean a big fan of lemon and ginger

Why are you trying to cut out dairy if you don’t mind me asking?

dollydelightful Sun 26-Aug-18 17:27:13

Warm squash sounds good, as does the fresh mint tea! Thanks for the ideas.
I'm cutting out dairy and wheat as I reckon I have mild allergy or intolerance- very dry skin, puffy eyes, low energy. Just want to see if a month/ 6 weeks makes a difference, before I consider allergy or intolerance testing. I've noticed a difference to energy levels, but nothing significant to my skin/eyes.

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Blondie1984 Mon 27-Aug-18 01:35:59

The improved energy levels could be because you are eating a better/wider range of foods rather than necessarily because you've cut out wheat and dairy...
If you do decide to get tested then please go via your GP or a registered nutritionist or dietitian (not a nutritional therapist) and not one of those testing kits - they aren't accurate
Have you considered taking a pre/probiotic - it could be that boosting your gut health could help

TheConquestOfHappiness Mon 27-Aug-18 12:34:29

DH likes this stuff, it’s dairy free

Tumeric Latte

dailyshite Mon 27-Aug-18 12:41:27

buddhas tears tea from T2.

Amazing stuff.

Gildashairflick Mon 27-Aug-18 13:16:50

My OH uses oatmilk in tea and doesn't mind the taste at all. Nearest he's found to 'normal' milk

Isentthesignal Mon 27-Aug-18 15:36:25

Oatly barista is as close as we’ve found

MouseRatFan Thu 30-Aug-18 20:44:31

Oatmilk is the way forward

ElizabethinherGermanGarden Thu 30-Aug-18 20:48:23

The tesco finest lemongrass and ginger teabags (the ones that look like teapig knock offs) are great - properly pep-you-up, but without caffeine and not sweet.

Margaurette Thu 30-Aug-18 21:17:52

Teapigs do a lovely licorice and mint tea. It's the only type of herbal tea that makes me feel I've had a proper brew, not hot water.

dollydelightful Fri 31-Aug-18 15:01:06

Got some oatmilk- it's amazing!! Thank you all, don't need to give up my cuppa brew

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