You need to read the labels as many tea companies use the tea plant in their herbals. 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. 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. Slightly off-topic; I'm pretty sure mormons think Jesus was the perfect human being. The claim is Jesus turned water into grape juice. Therefore for strict followers, kombucha and fermented tea can not be drunk by Mormons. You learn something new every day; what did you learn today? Mormon guys I used to date would never drink caffeinated sodas. Yes. In fact, they can drink anything they want. This is apologetic thinking at it's best. When they learn that coffee is very healthy it does not matter. Herbal teas, by definition, do not come from the Camellia Sinensis tea plant. Often Latter-day Saints become focused on the letter of the law and not the spirit of the law. Many use the medical research to justify and some use medical to deny it. 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. 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Overview Information Mormon tea is made from a plant, Ephedra nevadensis. "What are herbs? However, the tea referred to is the conventional, habit-forming, caffeine-laden tea that is the staple of those addicted to it. I think they also believe his first miracle was turning water into wine. Yes there are rare occasions where it might help, but mostly it is placebo/harmful. while your at it why not forbid lds members to eat, chocolate, crisps, cake, macdonalds, why not bar them from the temple if their overweight? "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. They also enjoy Italian … There is nothing there that says anything about scientific research in that paragraph. "“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.)". 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. I just want to know if there are any other Mormon tea enthusiasts here! Despite the WoW not talking about fruits and vegetables. ._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 article then talks about backward thinking by "tragically banning" fruits and vegetables. Other hot drinks like hot chocolate are okay. The next paragraph: "Many use the medical research to justify and some use medical to deny it. 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. Any herbal tea that involves the tea plant in itself is in violation. 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 … Debunking a dubious General Conference rumor It's the General Conference Rumor Edition! A definition current in Joseph Smith’s day was “plants of which the leaves or stem and leaves, are used for food or medicine, or in some way for their scent or flavor.”, ._3bX7W3J0lU78fp7cayvNxx{max-width:208px;text-align:center} Green tea, unless it is decaffeinated, also contains caffeine. Coffee heath benefits far out weigh any adverse effects. That too hot or too cold food items could unbalance your "vapors" and cause illness. "Thus, the Word of Wisdom was an island of truth in a sea of uncertainty.". Also the assertion is also supported by PayLayAle's half hearted attempt to demonstrate his reasoning of medical benefits. Absolutely false. BTW for the record I abstain form alcohol also. 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It’s because of a chemical called tannic acid. /*# 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} Mormons don’t drink green or black tea (caffeinated teas). Cocoa and herbal tea are hot, but fine. 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This is about as medically sound as putting leeches on for illness. These are mentioned in verses 5, 7, and 9: After this revelation was received, living prophets taught that it referred to alcoholic beverages and to tea and coffee. However, since Pepsi and Coke are not forbidden by the teachings of Joseph Smith, not having been invented then, many LDS regard them as acceptable- there is debate on this- the argument is based on the stipulation to "drink nothing that is injurious". 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. Upon returning to the states, I continued drinking herbal tea regularly. This revelation is Section 89 in the Doctrine and Covenants, a book of scripture. /*# 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.". Although the Church does not specifically prohibit it, they do not endorse it either. Well it is now 100 percent official - Mormon's are allowed to drink coke and more specifically caffeine, just not tea or coffee. Telling family and friends that I started drinking tea on the mission with permission from the mission president didn't seem to help. The rule is that the teas should not replace a more nutricious drink in the Mormon diet. Postum was a roasted grain and molasses drink produced by Kraft foods. The Word of Wisdom is the label Mormons use to refer to a revelation received by Joseph Smith on February 27, 1833. That's why you start another paragraph. These dead people are not counted as Mormons and they are not on LDS membership lists. "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.). Joe Smith adopted the ideas of health fads in his time such as the "Temperence Movement" and "Cold Water Army". Mormons are also taught not to drink “hot drinks,” meaning coffee or any tea other than herbal tea (see D&C 89:9), and … The problem with herbs is that not all of them have been analyzed as to the effect on the human body. It would be difficult to say which herbal tea she was drinking as there are a number of them. 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. .ehsOqYO6dxn_Pf9Dzwu37{margin-top:0;overflow:visible}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu{height:24px}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu{border-radius:2px}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu:focus,._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu:hover{background-color:var(--newRedditTheme-navIconFaded10);outline:none}._38GxRFSqSC-Z2VLi5Xzkjy{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._2DO72U0b_6CUw3msKGrnnT{border-top:none;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);cursor:pointer;padding:8px 16px 8px 8px;text-transform:none}._2DO72U0b_6CUw3msKGrnnT:hover{background-color:#0079d3;border:none;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-body)} Coffee and Tea were added later. So you see, we're using scientific research mingled with revelation from the get go. 71 votes, 105 comments. Tannic acid is used to tan rawhide into leather. Guidance published in church magazines suggests strongly that it can be a dangerous substance, especially if it is consumed to excess. We use the term "herbal tea", when what we really have is an herbal infusion, not a tea (unless, of course, it contains actual tea leaves along with the herbs). But Mormons do not care about facts. Herbal teas are not against the Mormon's Word of Wisdom. 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. Iced tea and iced coffee are cold, but not fine. Simply find it in the same dictionary and viola, the connection is sound and fit for membership. 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. )", "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.". Herbal teas must be made of fruit or herbs. 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. 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! Reply. Nope, we can drink herbal tea, but no coffee of any kind. ._3Im6OD67aKo33nql4FpSp_{border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-sidebarWidgetBorderColor);border-radius:5px 5px 4px 4px;overflow:visible;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);padding:12px}.lnK0-OzG7nLFydTWuXGcY{font-size:10px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:12px;text-transform:uppercase;padding-bottom:4px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-navIcon)} Just think of what your stomach would look like after several years of drinking them! Generally the explanation/rationalization is that there is a distinction 'new wine' and 'old wine'. People who have died can still repent and have the Atonement cleanse them from sin. It is asserting a generalization of the world and not a specific group of Asians doing medical research. It is in relation toward Asian cultural practices of the norms of drinking tea. Makes total sense. I do drink herbal tea and chicory. Which is temporal, and to which I don't agree with, but that's his opinion. I got it straight from the farm. So in that sense, no, Mormons can't drink green tea. Not sure why, but I have seen the blessings of it. I'm not Mormon, but Green tea has some caffeine. They are sometimes classified with terms such as: Teas like chamomile and peppermint fit into this category. ._2cHgYGbfV9EZMSThqLt2tx{margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{width:75%;height:24px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-,._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{background:var(--newCommunityTheme-field);background-size:200%;margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-{width:100%;height:46px} What Section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants Says About Tea, The Letter of the Law Versus the Spirit of the Law, 13 Articles of Faith: Simple Overview of What Mormons Believe, 8 Reasons Why Temples Are Important to Mormons, 10 Ways to Prepare for Personal Revelation, 10 Practical Ways to Prepare for a LDS Mission, Resources to Help You Learn the 13 Articles of Faith and Their History, Scripture Mastery Scriptures: Book of Mormon, Mormonad Posters and Art Searchable By Category, Title and More, Book of Daniel From the King James Version of the Bible, Scripture Readings for the Third Week of Lent, Scripture Readings for the Third Week of Advent, Scripture Readings for the Fifth Week of Lent, 'I Am the Bread of Life' Meaning and Scripture, Compare Major Beliefs of 7 Christian Denominations, Scripture Readings for the Fourth Week of Lent, A.S., Computer Information Technology, LDS Business College. This requirement is still currently in force and is expected to continue. This revelation is Section 89 … Heavenly Father has not provided a specific list of every kind of substance that is or is not good for human bodies. … Please note that some of the "do's" (Such as corn for the ox) are actually harmful to animals, This is pseudo-science, plain and simple. Any mormon tea drinkers on the board? 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. Oh yea. People use it as a beverage and as a medicine. 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." As mentioned pamphlets by the Tolerance society existed and were passed around. That's a temporal view." This article never pointed out the real reason why Mormons don’t drink coffee or tea. I was taught the same... however banning green tea and not herbal tea makes zero sense. If the most perfect human being ever drank wine shouldn't every human being be allowed to? beause these things are worse then green tea! 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). Among other instructions, it prohibits the use of alcohol, tobacco and hot drinks. It was discontinued from production in 2007. To make drinking yerba mate easier, you can also steep the leaves using a tea ball or purchase yerba mate tea bags. That is an odd statement. And that phoney connection is the basis for the next several paragraphs. ._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} As for tea there are a few billion Asians overs thousands of years that disagree with Ole Joe and his claims about "Tea". Same here - served in Korea, where we taught against black and green, but drank all kinds of other "teas" like barley, jasmine, or ginseng. Banning black tea is dumb too but thats the only one of the set that could be viewed as less than healthy. Research on caffeine is a modern phenomenon and obviously did not exist in 1833 when the Word of Wisdom was given to the Church. It tastes too medicinal to me, but their are some tasty fruit herbal teas out their that I drink all the time at work. Drinking green tea is generally considered a violation of the Word of Wisdom (the common name for a certain section of the Doctrine & Covenants which lays out the dietary & general health laws), and will keep you from holding a temple recommend. They can drink regular tea. WoW is a difficult subject among Asians on tea, Just as coffee is among Americans. That's good. As a missionary, I was instructed to teach that "tea" in the Word of Wisdom refers to black or green tea, and their derivatives. The difference here is whether or not it's an actual tea. Tea is not specifically named in this revelation; it only addresses strong drinks and hot drinks. Yes, I know. How To Brew Kombucha For Less Strict Followers Assuming that you’re a selective follower and member of the LDS Church, we can brew kombucha with herbal tea without the containment of caffeine or alcohol, which according to some followers, would be suitable. Kind of sucks as my wife's family grew Kona coffee and before my conversion. Vapor theory was disproven and with it went 90% of the WoW. The fermentation gave it its fizz as opposed to being injected gas from a canister. And I am a drinker of herbal teas as well as Mormon. 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