let me ask this:
when I was in hospital being treated for heartfailure, I used to be served with eat after every meal. Later I found that tea is good for getting rid of excess iron in the body. I have been taking tea with every meal for months now but my cravings for ice have gone up up an up. I wonder whether the tea drinking has anything to do with it, and if I am losing iron that way. I also love tea so much and I cannot imagine drinking any other liquid with my meals. I also have very heavy periods. I may stop taking the tea and see what happens. I cannot self-treat with iron since I am in treatment for high blood pressure. I also take a blood thinner so iron-rich foods like spinach and other greens that have vitamin K are out.