Any Tea Drinkers ? New to the Game ... - Page 3
Yeah, it's kinda weird. Things like oxalates, phytates, calcium, coffee, teas high in tannins and even some herbal teas such as chamomile and peppermint can all interfere with iron absorption. But the only one that really seems to drive me, my wife and friends through the floor boards into actual clinical anemia is invariably green tea - unless we also take supplemental iron, that is.
It's a head scratcher. If you eat meat you will probably never have an issue with all this, though. The only food I know of that interferes with the absorption of iron from meat, or heme iron, is calcium. And it would probably be physically impossible to eat enough calcium to affect iron serum iron levels in this case.
Rooibos tea is good at any time of the day. In fact, mine should be ready right now.