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I follow the guidance of the WoW, but I also use my head in other things that is not mentioned in the WoW. Tea and coffee is what it says to abstain from. It doesn't say necessarily why. So I don't know if it is even because of the tannic acid in it. So if my kid needed a medicine that had it, depending on what the known side effects are, I would choose. There are many medications I will not give to my children. It all depends on what it is and what side effects there could be and the period of time that it has been on the market or how proven the side effects are, etc.
I'm pretty sure we had this exact same conversation last year.
Good to see you did directly answer a question.
And no, the wow does not say why, and I see that as a failure.
The reasons are important. The bible also leaves out the reasons why for so many rules.