There seems to be a lot more debate these days around whether or not DAO activity is affected by caffeine. So with that in mind, this post will touch on both caffeinated and non-caffeinated teas that are low histamine, and I’ll let you decide how much caffeine is okay for you. I personally can drink mold-free coffee with no problem, so I know I’m fine with caffeine and that I’m one of the lucky ones.
But fret not if you already know you can’t handle caffeine, as there are numerous non-caffeinated low histamine teas listed below. Note that these are just the basic teas, and not any of the sweeteners or creamers you may be used to. If you can’t handle dairy, simply replace it with your nondairy milk of choice, and try to opt for local honey or manuka honey, if possible.
Caffeinated Low Histamine Teas
- White tea
- Red Tea
- Green Tea (incl. Matcha Powder, Jasmine)
- Black Tea (incl. Earl Grey, English Breakfast)
Noncaffeinated Low Histamine Teas
- Ginger Tea
- Chamomile Tea
- Mint Tea
- Lemongrass Tea
- Nettle Leaf Tea
- Rooibos Tea