Lately there seems to be a lot of questions about the Word of Wisdom. Tea and coffee drinking in particular. I enjoy herbal teas, I do not drink coffee. The teas I make are example: orange /apple, peppermint, spearmint, lemon grass and cinnamon. Each of these I make by boiling the leaves of the plant therefore making herbal tea. Any herb, boiled makes a tea. I’ve been told the tea we need to avoid is “black or peaco tea.” So where do we draw the line? I know the “teas” I drink aren’t usually discussed as being teas, but… are they also against our beliefs ? These have many curative qualities. I would like your view on this…thanks
The tea referred to in the Word of Wisdom is the conventional black or green tea, both of which come from the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference between black and green tea is fermentation. When the green tea leaves are fermented they turn black. Drinking herbal teas is not against the Word of Wisdom. In general they are salubrious and some undoubtedly have beneficial health effects. Enjoy!