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Soy, rice, or almond milk?

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Soy, rice, or almond milk?

Emmmily | Jan 17, 2009 01:59 PM

I just read about a study done a year ago that seemed to show that adding milk to tea blocked any positive health effects from the tea. I drink a lot of tea, and I drink it because I like the taste, not because of any health benefits. Still, I figured I'd give some non-dairy "milk" options a try (I almost always use milk in black tea.) If there's a health benefit to be had and it tastes just as good, why not? Since I've never used any dairy alternatives before, can anyone who has give me some guidance on what to try? When I went to Whole Foods this afternoon, my options were several brands of soy and rice milk and two flavors of Almond Breeze. I picked up some Silk Creamer (original flavor), since it came in the smallest cartons, and while it's not bad it definitely changes the taste of the tea. Very sweet. Most of these things, even the organic ones, seem to have a ton of artificial ingredients in them, including a lot of sugar. Are there any that don't? Most of them come in big ol' half-gallon cartons, which even if I like them will last me months; I'm loath to buy that much with no clue as to whether it's any good. Any guidance as to what's worth my time and what isn't? (Or should I just go back to milk?)

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