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!