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I'm craving tea - help
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BiscuitStuffer · 15/10/2009 15:07

How many cups am I allowed a day?

Apparently it's not just the caffeine that's the issue with tea becuase it has other stuff in too.

I WANT TEA!!!!

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ClaraDeLaNoche · 15/10/2009 15:09

Goodness me times have changed. I thought it was only coffee you had to ration? How far gone are you?

PS Is this DC1?

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BiscuitStuffer · 15/10/2009 15:11

dc3
7 weeks

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LilRedWG · 15/10/2009 15:13

Have a cup.

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londonlottie · 15/10/2009 15:17

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Harimosbroomstick · 15/10/2009 15:19

Feck.. I must've had 7-8 cups of breakfast tea with each of my kids.

I love tea. I never thought of it as a problem?

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thatsnotmymonster · 15/10/2009 15:21

I wouldn't worry.

I think my mum must have drank tea by the gallon throughout her 3 pregnancies- she does now

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Bramshott · 15/10/2009 15:35

Web research seems to say 4 cups.

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hairyclaireyfairy · 15/10/2009 15:38

i'm limiting my tea drinking to 3 cups a day and am drinking decaf coffee, just a thought but can't you buy decaff tea?

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Habbibu · 15/10/2009 15:42

There have been some studies which suggested that green or black tea may have some impact on the metabolism or bioavailability of folic acid/folate. I really don't know how well accepted they are, nor do I know enough about the subject to assess the studies for themselves - I was just twitchy as we lost our first baby to a neural tube defect. The risk is, I guess, very small, and I did drink tea with ds, though not with dd2. Just make sure you keep taking folic acid!

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abra1d · 15/10/2009 15:42

Decaff tea is horrid.

Just drink it. Honestly, most women in Britain have drunk it during pregnancy for centuries.

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abra1d · 15/10/2009 15:42

'It's being normal tea.

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fatslag · 15/10/2009 15:43

Just drink it. I drank my normal coffee ration through 2 pregnancies. Only gave up alchohol.

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Tillyscoutsmum · 15/10/2009 15:46

Have a cup...

You are supposed to limit intake to 200 mg per day - a cup of tea (8oz ?) has about 30-40 mg I think

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Bubbaluv · 15/10/2009 15:46

You can have a few cups a day from memory. I remember thinking that I would never want to drink as many cups as was allowable.

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SpawnChorus · 15/10/2009 15:49

If you feel strongly about limiting your tea consumption, you could try rooibos (redbush) tea. I never thought another hot beverage could rival Proper Tea, but rooibos is delicious! (And you can drink it like normal tea with milk).

I think it's an appropriate time for "Cup Of Brown Joy

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blondiep14 · 15/10/2009 16:52

I try to limit myself to 6 cups a day but am a total addict.
Decaff tea is horrid and I don't like rooibus.
I drank fewer cups in my 1st trimester (mainly because I felt so sick) but can't seem to cut down further now.
I gave up smoking with DS and rarely have a glass of wine so don't feel too bad. As said, I can't imagine many British women in the past passing up a cuppa!

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bubblesincambridge · 15/10/2009 17:44

I like decaff tea - it tastes almost as good as normal tea so try it!

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jardins · 15/10/2009 20:18

Drink it! But don't forget it blocks the iron absorbtion so be careful not to get anemic or drink your heavenly beverage 2 hrs before or after eating meals.

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Tigresswoods · 15/10/2009 21:20

I LOVE TEA!!!!

Currently limiting myself to roughly 4 cups a day and its fine.

Its mostly hot water and milk, right!

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ruddynorah · 15/10/2009 21:24

yes it's that it inhibits iron absorption. if you have tea too close to or with a meal, you absorb 90% less of the iron content in that food. i've been reading up, as my iron levels are very low.

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comeonbishbosh · 15/10/2009 21:54

I'd forgotten about the iron absorption thing. Is that the caffeine, in which case you would be OK if you have decaff afterward a meal? I am a tea addict in general but am trying to mix in with decaf / roobish / peppermint for at least some of my cuppas.

BTW, can highly recommend Yorkshire Tea (made by Taylors) decaff... apparently it's the only decaf tea that isn't 'decaffed' using a bleaching process, and must say tastes a lot better than all other decafs I've tried.

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MrsMc82 · 15/10/2009 21:59

Some decaf tea is awful but i found that decaf yorkshire tea is fab....

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ruddynorah · 16/10/2009 08:54

no i think it's the tannin that stops the iron.

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NatashaE29 · 16/10/2009 09:10

I love tea and baby seems healthy enough so why change a habit of a lifetime.

What did they do years and years ago before health officials started scaring everyone!!??

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Shiregirl · 16/10/2009 09:44

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