In the Word of Wisdom, the Lord commands Mormons to abstain from harmful substances. 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. 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). 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. I mean, the word of wisdom is there, only with pepper, mustard, white flour and white sugar added. Covenants and ordinances, like baptism for the dead or eternal marriage, can only be done in LDS temples by mortals on earth. Yet mormons don't drink alcohol? The next paragraph: "Many use the medical research to justify and some use medical to deny it. I'm not Mormon, but Green tea has some caffeine. This guidance was not compulsory at first. 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. I was taught the same... however banning green tea and not herbal tea makes zero sense. That's a temporal view." However, the tea referred to is the conventional, habit-forming, caffeine-laden tea that is the staple of those addicted to it. 10/19/2020 02:18 Subject: I want to be Mormon . This revelation is Section 89 in the Doctrine and Covenants, a book of scripture. Any mormon tea drinkers on the board? That is an odd statement. Mormons also favor the following drinks served both warm and cold: herbal tinctures, milk, and non-alcoholic apple drinks. But it's all argument and semantics and no one really knows. Although the Church does not specifically prohibit it, they do not endorse it either. That too hot or too cold food items could unbalance your "vapors" and cause illness. 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). Mormons will soon drink coffee! The Word of Wisdom is the label Mormons use to refer to a revelation received by Joseph Smith on February 27, 1833. .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)} Overview Information Mormon tea is made from a plant, Ephedra nevadensis. Some have argued that these teas can lead to drinking plain tea which is prohibited. The claim is Jesus turned water into grape juice. It's my understanding that green tea and black tea are from the same plant, just different stages/processing. You can generally assume that if a tea is labeled as an herbal, caffeine-free tea then it does not come from the tea plant and should be acceptable. /r/Mormon is a subreddit for articles and topics of interest to people interested in Mormon themes. Subsequently LDS prophets said that hot drinks referred to coffee and tea. There are many who argue the doctrine on why it should be used and why it's not. .s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);padding-top:5px}.s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f._19JhaP1slDQqu2XgT3vVS0{color:#ea0027} It’s because of a chemical called tannic acid. 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. And that phoney connection is the basis for the next several paragraphs. Coffee heath benefits far out weigh any adverse effects. So in that sense, no, Mormons can't drink green tea. That's good. 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. 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. 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. In 1921, President and Prophet Heber J. I think they also believe his first miracle was turning water into wine. 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. Yes. The problem with herbs is that not all of them have been analyzed as to the effect on the human body. This divine law of health prohibits some foods and recommends others. What more nutritious drinks is herbal tea replacing? That's why you start another paragraph. A great scripture to prove that Marijuana is part of the word of wisdom. edit: Rooibos is ok too, all the members in holland drink it. "What are herbs? )", "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.". People who have died can still repent and have the Atonement cleanse them from sin. The Copra trade in Polynesia as well. Knowing the historical background of when this revelation was received can help people understand its purpose. Caffeine is a stimulant and can have harmful side effects. Therefore for strict followers, kombucha and fermented tea can not be drunk by Mormons. Latter-day Saints are also taught not to drink “hot drinks,” meaning coffee or any tea other than herbal tea (see D&C 89:9), and not to use tobacco (see D&C 89:8). level 2 To make drinking yerba mate easier, you can also steep the leaves using a tea ball or purchase yerba mate tea bags. Your root beer analogy is partially false. Heavenly Father has not provided a specific list of every kind of substance that is or is not good for human bodies. As for tea there are a few billion Asians overs thousands of years that disagree with Ole Joe and his claims about "Tea". Thus, each herb tea can be classified as a “hot drink” or “an herb to be used with prudence” only after we know what effect it has on the body. How to obey the Word of Wisdom is something that individuals must study and ponder on their own. 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. When they learn that coffee is very healthy it does not matter. 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. In the 1920s, the health tips in the Word of Wisdom became mandatory for temple-attending Latter-day Saints, and at the point the interpretation of "hot drinks" was standardized as "tea and coffee." "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.). 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