In response to Texas Mommy’s recent post about the flu, Kellie mentioned that her kids drink tea and that they make it themselves – I love it! This is so funny, because I was planning to write a quick post about tea. My 8 year-old loves peppermint tea, and I usually add a touch of stevia (Truvia) to make it a bit sweeter, although I should probably be having him drink it without any sweetener. We can’t have juice in the house because it doesn’t agree with my 2 year-old, and I am not willing to fight the battle every time we open the refrigerator. Tea seems like a great alternative! My questions are, what types of tea are the best, and how often is it okay for them to drink a cup? My instinct would be to offer herbal tea to avoid caffeine, but does anyone know if there are types of herbal tea that are dangerous for young children? When I googled “tea for children,” I either got the Tea Collection clothing store or websites run by Celestial Seasonings, which may be biased in their opinions. Please advise!
Do Your Kids Drink Tea?
January 24, 2013 by 9 Comments