I would stick with the tea as well. For a few years I limited my tea intake - fearing a GERD attack. More recently I've been drinking a lot of decaf iced tea and haven't had any issues.
One of the "no-no's" that I didn't know about
and none of my docs mentioned was that taking antihistamines can loosen the LES. Since I've quit taking the antihistamine daily, my attacks have lessened. My main triggers now are stress/anxiety and lack of sleep.
Have you tried a food journal? Write down what you eat/drink for a month and when you have symptoms and see if there is a correlation.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: Flaring :(
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa, Canasa, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio