About 30 years ago, when i met my husband i used to have two teaspoons of Sugar in tea. My husband had weaned himself off sugar, and encouraged me to do the same.
It is amazing how tea can taste disgusting without it one minute and within no time at all it is the other way around, as in tea tasting even more disgusting with sugar. I don't have Sugar or any sweetner in coffee either.
I find redbush makes me dry, even though according to advert, it is as hydrating as water.
When i have no sugar, especially refined, i don't get cravings for sweets, if i do have any sweets, within days i'm craving them again, it is highly addictive in that form.
i/4 of brits and a 1/3 of americans are obese. wow! I don't think White tea is really going to help much. Until people change their attitude to their diet, obesity will continue to rise.
The older population at the moment are living into their eighties and nineties plus. I doubt if people born over the last thirty years will have such longevity, unless they look after themselves, like we are all trying to do.
I can't help but peek into other people's shopping trollies at the supermarket. It amazes me how the body keeps going at all feeding it on that junk. Highly processed, refined, fat and sugar.
Yes we certainly do all have to retrain our palates.