Latter-day Saints are also taught not to drink “hot drinks,” meaning coffee or any tea other than herbal tea (see D&C 89:9), and not to use tobacco (see D&C 89:8). But my point is it wasn't an "island" standing out against the current wisdom. /r/Mormon is a subreddit for articles and topics of interest to people interested in Mormon themes. What ole Joe could not foresee is Coffee has a lot of research behind it and that shows it is one of the healthiest things you can drink. But it's all argument and semantics and no one really knows. Yes there are rare occasions where it might help, but mostly it is placebo/harmful. I'm absolutely positive that is NOT the reason LDS do not drink tea. Any mormon tea drinkers on the board? Many members drink herbal tea (no actual tea leaves) so Yerba Mate would fall into that category. 24.2m members in the todayilearned community. 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Mormons are taught not to drink any kind of alcohol (see D&C 89:5–7). The problem with herbs is that not all of them have been analyzed as to the effect on the human body. So hanahou's comment about Asian people using scientific research to show the benefits of tea... well maybe that research will show up in a future ensign article explaining why some types of Green Tea are allowed. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/ReredditLink.f7b66a91705891e84a09.css.map*/" The same dictionary cites an 1833 usage of “fruits” as “vegetable products in general which are fit to be used by men and animals.” We usually group fruits and vegetables together because their nutritive value is similar.". There are several health benefits with drinking tea, so it can't be for health reasons. It tastes too medicinal to me, but their are some tasty fruit herbal teas out their that I drink all the time at work. Yet mormons don't drink alcohol? This is about as medically sound as putting leeches on for illness. Just think of what your stomach would look like after several years of drinking them! level 2 Drinking tea is against the Word of Wisdom, the official doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Coffee heath benefits far out weigh any adverse effects. I'm not Mormon, but Green tea has some caffeine. Yes. This divine law of health prohibits some foods and recommends others. Absolutely false. However, the tea referred to is the conventional, habit-forming, caffeine-laden tea that is the staple of those addicted to it. Green tea, unless it is decaffeinated, also contains caffeine. While Coffee and Tea are definitely prohibited there is a gray area in which each member gets to decide for themselves (caffeine is in this grey area having been discouraged but not forbidden). Mormons don’t drink green or black tea (caffeinated teas). it makes my blood boil that you think only mormons can achieve celestial glory, green tea isn't make from normal tea leaves, but from other herbal sources! Simply because the word of wisdom lacks any mention of fruits and vegetables and there really is no connection between "herbs" and "Fruits and vegetables" won't stop the apologist. Not sure why, but I have seen the blessings of it. For one thing, there are a few food and drink items that have caffeine and tannins in them and they are not against the WofW. Generally the explanation/rationalization is that there is a distinction 'new wine' and 'old wine'. 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Reply. The claim is Jesus turned water into grape juice. "Thus, the Word of Wisdom was an island of truth in a sea of uncertainty.". I do drink herbal tea and chicory. 71 votes, 105 comments. Herbal teas must be made of fruit or herbs. This revelation is Section 89 … Mormon Tea, Brigham Tea, American Ephedra Tea: (Ephedra Viridis Nevadensis Coville) has reportedly numerous naturally medicinal, beneficial, and enjoyable plant properties and compounds and does NOT contain the chemicals Ephedrine or Caffeine. By all means, anonymous browser of r/mormon, downvote something you disagree with on a completely groundless basis and don't provide a reason why. That's good. Normal green tea itself may contain more caffeine than coffee, but the length of infusion with hot water, and the number of time you use the green tea leaves can greatly reduce your caffeine intake. They can drink regular tea. Through additional messages given by God, Mormons have learned that "hot drinks" refer to coffee and black tea. If you have an herbal tea that is made of raspberry, honey, and water, that is no more tea than Root Beer is beer. These dead people are not counted as Mormons and they are not on LDS membership lists. Coffee and Tea were added later. The Copra trade in Polynesia as well. Legal Disclaimer. Any mormon tea drinkers on the board? I'm LDS, and I have a few LDS friends who "draw attention to themselves" (are goth, have mohawks) There are no real requirements about that, they just want you to remember that you are a representation of the church, and they don't want people to say "He's a Mormon, Wow Mormons are crazy." The rule is that the teas should not replace a more nutricious drink in the Mormon diet. ._33axOHPa8DzNnTmwzen-wO{display:block;padding:0 16px;width:100%}.isNotInButtons2020 ._33axOHPa8DzNnTmwzen-wO{font-size:14px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:32px;text-transform:uppercase} The fermentation gave it its fizz as opposed to being injected gas from a canister. They are sometimes classified with terms such as: Teas like chamomile and peppermint fit into this category. Some drinks are called teas, but true teas come from the Camellia sinensis plant. Slightly off-topic; I'm pretty sure mormons think Jesus was the perfect human being. Tea is not specifically named in this revelation; it only addresses strong drinks and hot drinks. That's a temporal view. 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