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    creamer in tea?

    Can you do this? I don't buy milk because I'm at college and don't find it necessary to buy any, since I can get it in the cafeteria. I usually want lots more hot tea than going to the cafeteria three times a day will allow.

    I have just regular creamer, a whole bunch of it, and I wonder if it'll taste weird in tea. I've never heard of people putting creamer for coffee in tea, but I'm pretty easy to please.

    I don't see why it wouldn't work. Any thoughts? I'm craving tea.

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    Yeah, it's fine. You just need it hot enough to blend. If it's too cool, like it's been sitting in the pot for a half hour, it may leave little lumps on top.

    You might be happy with a packet of nonfat dry milk. That works okay at lightening coffee or tea, and is way less fat and fewer chemicals you don't need.

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    Thanks!

    This creamer is actually nonfat and ten calories per teaspoon, which confused me because I thought all creamers had some fat in it. It's nondairy, maybe that's why? It's supplied by Royal Cup... hmm.

    Although, you're right, it might be nice to take a break from chemicals. I'm not sure what the heck sodium silicoaluminate or lecithin is. I never thought about that sort of thing. Thanks for bringing that up.

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    sodium silicoaluminate probably keeps it from clumping, and lecithin gives things a fuller mouth feel. lecithin is usually derived from soybeans, and it's not unhealthy.

    honestly, if you're buying non-organic milk, i'd be a hell of a lot more worried about the chemicals in that than whatever they put in non-dairy creamer.

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    Lecithin is an emulsifier. Its job is to keep oil and water from separating once they're blended. It's also found in egg whites. Think of mayonnaise - it's simply oil, water and eggs.

    Something most people don't know (and I know you didn't ask): Most "non-dairy" creamers aren't really non-dairy. They're made from sodium caseinate - casein is milk protein. If you're sensitive or allergic to the protein in milk (different from lactose intolerance), non-dairy creamer is basically the worst part of it in concentrated form.

    Silk makes an excellent soy creamer that's totally dairy-free. It looks and tastes just like real cream.

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    I think powdered creamers are gross. When I don't have access to milk, I prefer to drink tea that doesn't need anything added ---- like Earl Grey or just about any herb tea or green tea.

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    I'd buy the little single serving aspeptic (is that the right word?) boxes of milk or soymilk that don't need refrigerating. They come 3 to a pack and cost maybe $2. Once the box is open, put in on your windowsill, inside or outside if you can, to keep it cold, and try to finish it in a day. I'm with cackalackie, the powder stuff is no good and is not something a person who values their health should comsume.

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    Ha! I love how I typed two random ingredients on my creamer, and there were craftistas who knew the answer (I really was gonna google, I promise)!

    I tried the creamer in my tea and was just fine with it. I think I probably put worse things into my body (probably shouldn't admit that) like sweet n low, etc. Oh, man.

    I need to be nicer to my body. Even in just the small things.


 

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