In my ongoing struggles with low iron, I know the tannins in tea can interfere with iron absorption. So I decided to give tea the boot this week.
(side note - been on an increased dose of iron supplement since early Dec. under my dr's supervision, not sure I'm improving)
I can't stand coffee.
So far I've tried a bit of hot water with lemon and honey, that wasn't bad.
I also tried the "emergen-c" warmer drink packet - they have a warm apple cider flavor. I didn't even finish half of it, though it wasn't bad. It just wasn't good enough for me to keep drinking it.
I can't see doing hot chocolate either, since I take the one iron supplement dose in the morning and dairy interferes with iron absorption.
So, I have a fairly long commute and it's winter, so a hot drink is just really awesome.
Thanks for the suggestions!