It's my understanding that green tea and black tea are from the same plant, just different stages/processing. Herbal teas are okay, unless they are made from the same plant as black tea. "But to clarifty, herbal tea is not against the word of wisdom, although we have been cautioned: "Some people enjoy herbal teas, but even these should not replace more nutritious drinks in the diet" (Lora Beth Larson, "The Do's in the Word of Wisdom," Ensign, Apr 1977, 46.). Any mormon tea drinkers on the board? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Health care professionals have indicated that some herbs can be detrimental to the body. 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). "What are herbs? Latter-day prophets have also taught that Latter-day Saints should abstain from using illegal drugs and abusing legal drugs (see For the Strength of Youth [booklet, 2011], 26). Herbal teas are not against the Mormon's Word of Wisdom. The difference here is whether or not it's an actual tea. ._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ{border:1px solid transparent;display:block;padding:0 16px;width:100%;border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-body);border-radius:4px;box-sizing:border-box}._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:hover{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-primaryButtonTintedEighty)}._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ._2FebEA49ReODemDlwzYHSR,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:active,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:hover{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText);fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText)}._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ._2FebEA49ReODemDlwzYHSR,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:active{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-primaryButtonShadedEighty)}._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:disabled,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ[data-disabled],._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ[disabled]{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-primaryButtonTintedFifty);color:rgba(var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText),.5);fill:rgba(var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText),.5);cursor:not-allowed}._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:active,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:disabled,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ:hover,._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ[data-disabled],._1zyZUfB30L-DDI98CCLJlQ[disabled]{border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-body)}._1O2i-ToERP3a0i4GSL0QwU,._1uBzAtenMgErKev3G7oXru{display:block;fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);height:22px;width:22px}._1O2i-ToERP3a0i4GSL0QwU._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_,._1uBzAtenMgErKev3G7oXru._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{height:14px;width:14px}._2kBlhw4LJXNnk73IJcwWsT,._1kRJoT0CagEmHsFjl2VT4R{height:24px;padding:0;width:24px}._2kBlhw4LJXNnk73IJcwWsT._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_,._1kRJoT0CagEmHsFjl2VT4R._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{height:14px;width:14px}._3VgTjAJVNNV7jzlnwY-OFY{font-size:14px;line-height:32px;padding:0 16px}._3VgTjAJVNNV7jzlnwY-OFY,._3VgTjAJVNNV7jzlnwY-OFY._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;text-transform:uppercase}._3VgTjAJVNNV7jzlnwY-OFY._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{font-size:12px;line-height:24px;padding:4px 9px 2px;width:100%}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs{font-size:14px;line-height:32px;padding:0 16px}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs,._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;text-transform:uppercase}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs._2ilDLNSvkCHD3Cs9duy9Q_{font-size:12px;line-height:24px;padding:4px 9px 2px;width:100%}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs:hover ._31L3r0EWsU0weoMZvEJcUA{display:none}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs ._31L3r0EWsU0weoMZvEJcUA,._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs:hover ._11Zy7Yp4S1ZArNqhUQ0jZW{display:block}._2QmHYFeMADTpuXJtd36LQs ._11Zy7Yp4S1ZArNqhUQ0jZW{display:none}._2CLbCoThTVSANDpeJGlI6a{width:100%}._2CLbCoThTVSANDpeJGlI6a:hover ._31L3r0EWsU0weoMZvEJcUA{display:none}._2CLbCoThTVSANDpeJGlI6a ._31L3r0EWsU0weoMZvEJcUA,._2CLbCoThTVSANDpeJGlI6a:hover ._11Zy7Yp4S1ZArNqhUQ0jZW{display:block}._2CLbCoThTVSANDpeJGlI6a ._11Zy7Yp4S1ZArNqhUQ0jZW{display:none} The truth is more complicated, and has been a long-running subject of debate among Mormons. Mormons will soon drink coffee! Therefore for strict followers, kombucha and fermented tea can not be drunk by Mormons. People use it as a beverage and as a medicine. Slightly off-topic; I'm pretty sure mormons think Jesus was the perfect human being. Overview Information Mormon tea is made from a plant, Ephedra nevadensis. Many members drink herbal tea (no actual tea leaves) so Yerba Mate would fall into that category. She was very intrigued with some cola flavored seltzer I had because it was caffeine free. People use it as a beverage and as a medicine. WoW is a difficult subject among Asians on tea, Just as coffee is among Americans.". There is nothing there that says anything about scientific research in that paragraph. Vapor theory was disproven and with it went 90% of the WoW. Breaking it is considered a major sin in Mormonism. They will do what they are told by their leader because they are afraid he might be right and God really does care about your beverage of choice. Yet mormons don't drink alcohol? Drinking tea is against the Word of Wisdom, the official doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And that phoney connection is the basis for the next several paragraphs. Because I lived in a strong Mormon culture, I received many a questioning eye from family and friends when I would steep a simple cup of tea. Therefore for strict followers, kombucha and fermented tea can not be drunk by Mormons. Debunking a dubious General Conference rumor It's the General Conference Rumor Edition! After Mitt Romney, a prominent member of the Mormon Church, attracted attention in 2012 for drinking Diet Coke, the church clarified that it has no rule against caffeine. "So you see, we're using scientific research mingled with revelation from the get go. Of course “Mormons”, actually members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, can drink green tea. I'm sure your convincing argument will influence many. That's a temporal view." Despite the WoW not talking about fruits and vegetables. Which is temporal, and to which I don't agree with, but that's his opinion. This is the conclusion put forth by LDS.About.com, which cites an April 1977 Ensign article entitled "The Do's in the Word of Wisdom" as evidence. ", I said the following; "There are many who argue the doctrine on why it should be used and why it's not. Personally I don't like rooibos or Red tea. /*# 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.". Research on caffeine is a modern phenomenon and obviously did not exist in 1833 when the Word of Wisdom was given to the Church. Nope, we can drink herbal tea, but no coffee of any kind. Keeping the Word of Wisdom is extremely important to active Mormons. Yes, I know. ._3gbb_EMFXxTYrxDZ2kusIp{margin-bottom:24px;text-transform:uppercase;width:100%}._3gbb_EMFXxTYrxDZ2kusIp:last-child{margin-bottom:10px} Also the assertion is also supported by PayLayAle's half hearted attempt to demonstrate his reasoning of medical benefits. Joe Smith adopted the ideas of health fads in his time such as the "Temperence Movement" and "Cold Water Army". If you have an herbal tea that is made of raspberry, honey, and water, that is no more tea than Root Beer is beer. Just read into the Dutch and British East Indies companies and it's history in relation to slavery on coffee and tea plantations and it's involvement in the Opium trade in China/ Northern India regions. In these cases, just steep the leaves in hot water for 3–5 minutes and enjoy. Among other instructions, it prohibits the use of alcohol, tobacco and hot drinks. 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It would be difficult to say which herbal tea she was drinking as there are a number of them. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/TopicLinksContainer.361933014be843c79476.css.map*/._2ppRhKEnnVueVHY_G-Ursy{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin:22px 0 0;min-height:200px;overflow:hidden;position:relative}._2KLA5wMaJBHg0K2z1q0ci_{margin:0 -7px -8px}._1zdLtEEpuWI_Pnujn1lMF2{bottom:0;position:absolute;right:52px}._3s18OZ_KPHs2Ei416c7Q1l{margin:0 0 22px;position:relative}.LJjFa8EhquYX8xsTnb9n-{filter:grayscale(40%);position:absolute;top:11px}._2Zjw1QfT_iMHH7rfaGsfBs{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;background:linear-gradient(180deg,rgba(0,121,211,.24),rgba(0,121,211,.12));border-radius:50%;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;height:25px;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center;margin:0 auto;width:25px}._2gaJVJ6_j7vwKV945EABN9{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);border-radius:50%;height:15px;width:15px;z-index:1} The dried branches are boiled in water to make the tea. The problem with herbs is that not all of them have been analyzed as to the effect on the human body. Telling family and friends that I started drinking tea on the mission with permission from the mission president didn't seem to help. The word of the Lord concerning the use of herbs is as follows: And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for … I'm not Mormon, but Green tea has some caffeine. Many use the medical research to justify and some use medical to deny it. This divine law of health prohibits some foods and recommends others. Iced tea and iced coffee are cold, but not fine. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 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. Many drinks contain no significant levels of drugs and can be used as tasty warm drinks with some nutritive benefit. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. level 2 Legal Disclaimer. Other hot drinks like hot chocolate are okay. Many people assume Coca-Cola and other caffeinated drinks are forbidden under Mormon church doctrine. The beliefs centered around "Vapors" in the body. Rachel Bruner is a writer, energy healer and active member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Some Mormons assume that anything with caffeine should be prohibited, especially soft drinks and chocolate. Although the Church does not specifically prohibit it, they do not endorse it either. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Well it is now 100 percent official - Mormon's are allowed to drink coke and more specifically caffeine, just not tea or coffee. Tannic acid is used to tan rawhide into leather. The article then talks about backward thinking by "tragically banning" fruits and vegetables. Coffee and Tea were added later. As a missionary, I was instructed to teach that "tea" in the Word of Wisdom refers to black or green tea, and their derivatives. If the most perfect human being ever drank wine shouldn't every human being be allowed to? ._2YJDRz5rCYQfu8YdgB_neb{overflow:hidden;position:relative}._2YJDRz5rCYQfu8YdgB_neb:before{background-image:url(https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/img/reddit_pattern.png);content:"";filter:var(--newCommunityTheme-invertFilter);height:100%;position:absolute;width:100%}._37WD6iicVS6vGN0RomNTwh{padding:0 12px 12px;position:relative} As mentioned pamphlets by the Tolerance society existed and were passed around. Latter Day Saints can drink beverages not containing stimulants, so herbal tea is OK. In 1921, President and Prophet Heber J. However, the tea referred to is the conventional, habit-forming, caffeine-laden tea that is the staple of those addicted to it. Submit … Mormons are also taught not to drink “hot drinks,” meaning coffee or any tea other than herbal tea (see D&C 89:9), and … That's why you start another paragraph. I just want to know if there are any other Mormon tea enthusiasts here! .FIYolDqalszTnjjNfThfT{max-width:256px;white-space:normal;text-align:center} "“Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.” (D&C 89:10–11.)". 10/19/2020 02:18 Subject: I want to be Mormon . Ad by Investing Outlook Finance PhD explains stock market in two words. The Word of Wisdom actually encourages the use of herbs in verses 8 and 10-11: Some people assume that tea and coffee were prohibited because they contain caffeine. Mormons will soon drink coffee! They are sometimes classified with terms such as: Teas like chamomile and peppermint fit into this category. Again, some Mormons try to make sure they don't accidentally get tea in any other form, which can be more difficult than you might think now that green tea has become a "health food" and is sometimes … There is no prohibition on herbal teas in the Word of Wisdom or in church guidance. I really WISH that the WoW was prophetic and helpful, but instead it is this kind of magic thinking that leads to the MLM's in utah selling noni-juice by the caseload to gullible members. Reply. Yes. If you have an herbal tea that is made of raspberry, honey, and water, that is no more tea than Root Beer is beer. They also enjoy Italian … According to David Whitmer (Who admittedly wasn't at the meeting) the discussion of one such pamphlet kicked off the complaint of Emma about the tobacco spit running down the walls. But my point is it wasn't an "island" standing out against the current wisdom. Mormons don't drink green or black tea (caffeinated teas). )", "it’s exciting to learn how continuing scientific discoveries verify the wisdom of the commandment, a commandment given when knowledge of nutrition was practically nonexistent.". Certainly looking at the Kirtland Tolerance Society's pamphlets is revealing. I think they also believe his first miracle was turning water into wine. Oh yea. It was a common topic, and originated with the tolerance society in New York. I do drink herbal tea and chicory. "One key to understanding some of the positive recommendations in the Word of Wisdom may be found by looking at dietary practices in America during the early 1800s". It tastes too medicinal to me, but their are some tasty fruit herbal teas out their that I drink all the time at work. You see, herbs mean plants in the dictionary, and in the very same dictionary fruits and vegetables are grouped as useful to humans therefore the word of wisdom when saying "herbs" meant fruits and vegetables. 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. 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. And I am a drinker of herbal teas as well as Mormon. While root beer today is flavored sugar water traditional root beer is actually a low alcohol fermented beverage, like unto a weak beer. That too hot or too cold food items could unbalance your "vapors" and cause illness. When they learn that coffee is very healthy it does not matter. Why do Mormons not drink any other tea besides herbal tea? Pitty the prophet couldn't mention something like the harm of opium since it was in plentiful use in his day and age as a birth control mechanism as well as for calming nerves, but no, drugs are pretty much unmentioned (I know someone would say/think "But drugs are a modern problem" if I mentioned that the WoW doesn't talk about the harmful effects of drugs so I chose one that was available in the day and age). Just think of what your stomach would look like after several years of drinking them! Mormons don’t drink green or black tea (caffeinated teas). Mormons don’t drink “tea.” However, there are some that walk the line and LOVE greens, whites, and all manner of the herbal variety. It’s because of a chemical called tannic acid. ._1PeZajQI0Wm8P3B45yshR{fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._1PeZajQI0Wm8P3B45yshR._3axV0unm-cpsxoKWYwKh2x{fill:#ea0027} The word of the Lord concerning the use of herbs is as follows: And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man . 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