Can you drink chai tea when pregnant?
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\n. \n Answer \n. \nI just read an article about this not too long ago. Drinking a cup or two of green tea is not harmful however drinking large quantities can cause spinal and neural problems. The article stated that the reason for this seems to be that the green tea decreases the amount of… folic acid in the body which protects against these spinal and neural defects. \n. \n If you're worried about this, contact your local Healthcare Professional (MORE)
Answer This is iffy -- some people say peppermint and other menthols can produce spina bifida, some say it can't. Some doctors say it's okay, others don't. I didn't risk it, even though I love peppermint tea, and I just stuck to floral/fruit teas and ones like ginger -- ginger is always okay. Som…e herbal teas also contain herbs that may cause problems with the pregnancy or even a miscarriage. Avoid pennyroyal, licorice, mandrake, Lady's Mantle, passion flower, etc. There's a whole list here: http://www.pregnancytoday.com/articles/medications-and-herbs/herbs-to-avoid-during-pregnancy-2293/ (MORE)
According to Dr. Andrew Weil, it is safe for pregnant women to drink 2-3 cups per day, though later in the pregnancy it can cause or worsen heartburn. See: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA366713 A second opinion from drugdigest.org suggests that too much pepperment can induce a menstrual cycle.…..so they do not recommend it during pregnancy. http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/PrintablePages/herbMonograph/0,11475,4067,00.HTML (MORE)
I have been told that catnip can work as an abortificant. For a healthy pregnancy, try red raspberry and nettle tea instead (not the stinging nettles, though).
Chai tea and Thai tea as we know it in America are most definitelynot the same thing. Thai iced tea is a strong black tea sometimes spiced with anisethat is served sweetened with evaporated milk. It is readilyavailable at any Thai restaurant. Chai tea is redundant as chai isthe word for tea in Indi…a and many parts of the world. UsuallyAmericans are thinking of Masala Chai when they speak of "chaitea." Masala means spiced. When you go to a coffee shop and order achai, you're usually served a pre-packaged sweetened spiced blacktea blended with milk. When you buy "chai" tea bags in the grocerystore you're buying black tea with spices and flavors added.However, if you want a cup of Masala Chai as it is served in India,you want assam tea steeped in milk with your choice of spice added.Traditionally either cardamom or fresh ginger isadded to the tea before it is heated, and the tea is sweetened totaste by the consumer. If you're making Masala Chai at home you canexperiment with your favorite combination of spices. (considervanilla, cinnamon, fresh or ground ginger, black peppercorns, wholeclove, star anise, nutmeg, and even coriander or allspice) I usually make my chai with soy milk and cardamom. I grind a fewcardamom seeds with a pestle and mortar, add it to loose assam tealeaves in the bottom of a sauce pan. I cover the tea with water andbring to a boil, then I add soy (more soy milk than water) andcontinue to heat until it is steamy. If you're using regular milkyou do not need to add water, just steep the tea leaves insimmering milk for a few minutes (3-5 min). Strain, serve, andsweeten to taste (MORE)
Tea is a stimulant and contains caffeine, as does coffee and many sodas such as Coca Cola, Pepsi-Cola and my favorite, Mountain Dew. I am not aware of any dietary restriction on any of these for expectant moms. There might be some potential problems with hot beverages owning to ( heat Transfer, pote…ntial scald hazards, ) but this would not apply to iced tea or various sodas. (MORE)
To bring out all the flavors, I like to do it like this: In a saucepan, very gently simmer milk (use a diffuser if possible, to keep it from curdling too much). While it's simmering (about 15 minutes), toss in a couple of cinnamon sticks and some fresh ginger (chopped, sliced, etc.). Separately, mak…e Chai teas concentrate in a mug. Let it steep for a while, the dump it into the milk. Let it all simmer for another 10 minutes, skim the milk solids off the top, and drink. ------------------------ How to make a simple Indian chai for 2 people. 1. Take 1 and 3/4th cup of water in a vessel. 2. Add 1/2 cup of milk(whole milk preferable) 3. Heat till it boils. Once it boils, add 2 spns of tea leaves. Add required amount OS sugar. 4. Let it simmer for a while. You will get a wonderful aroma. Heat it for little longer. Strain it and have a wonderful cup of chai. For Masala tea variations...you can add ginger or cardomon. (MORE)
It is very simple. For 1 cup of tea, add one cup of water in a tea vessel and keep it to boil. When the water is just hot, add sugar as per your liking, wait for the sugar to dissolve and add tea powder. You may use flavored tea powder too. Boil the water for another 2 or 3 minutes. After it begins …to bubble, switch off the flame and cover the vessel with a plate and let it rest for a minute. Then add milk (preferably which is slightly warm) and serve hot. (MORE)
Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. The countrywhich drinks the most tea is Turkey.
because its relaxing and good for your health ,,. Becuase it tastes good...same reason people drink just about anything other than water.
You drink tea from a cup. you pick up your cup. and bring it to your mouth. and sip. there you go! why did you ask this?
There is no chemical formula for chai tea. It is not a chemical,and therefore, cannot have a chemical formula. Tea is a beveragecreated from steeping tea leaves in water.
It's always safest to completely avoid caffeine. However, according to my physician and the American Pregnancy Association, moderate caffeine consumption is ok. This is defined as between 150-300 mg a day. Keep in mind this is still debated in the medical community, and some experts think even 150 m…g a day is too much.. A 6 oz cup of black tea like earl grey is said to have about 45 mg of caffeine, so it is technically in what most would consider the safe range. Keep in mind that even decaffeinated tea still has some caffeine in it, so just switching to that is not a good solution. I allow myself to relax with one cup of earl grey about once a week and on a day that I don't have any chocolate (an ounce of dark chocolate has about 26 mg caffeine).. While pregnant make sure you do your research and watch your portion sizes, otherwise you could be putting yourself at risk for preterm birth and a low birth weight baby.. I got my information from my doctor and from the American Pregnancy Association's web site. (MORE)
there seems to be some concern about the effects of caffeine in tea, however a few cups of tea per day should not pose any serious risk as the caffeine content of tea is low. After all just breathing the air while pregnant is not advisable in most major city's.
Chai is no simple black tea/orange pekoe thing with milk and sugar! Chai has spices in it. That is what gives it, its' distinct flavor. Cardamom, star anise, clove, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger - these are what make it have that very aromatic scent. My most basic recipe I… make is like this: (I like to use whole spices that I crack in a mortar and pestle) Two to three nutmegs whole, cracked 9 cardamom pods (or two pinches of cardamom seeds if you can find them) 5, 2-inch sticks of cinnamon 3 star anise pods a teaspoon of cracked allspice a teaspoon of cracked black pepper a tablespoon of cloves 3 tablespoons black tea - loose (you can usually buy this cheaply at an Asian or Indian grocer) Sugar Milk 1/2 gallon milk (whole is best in this situation) 1 to 1 1/2 gallons water Bring your largest pot to a boil after filling it with fresh water and tossing in the spices, BUT NOT THE TEA. (I'm guessing it should be about a gallon sized pot) Boil/simmer the spices until the water is a dark color - or until you like it's aroma. Which should be strong. Add sugar or jagury (an Indian sweetener, I like it better, tends to be smoother, but don't use cane syrup or corn syrup - you'll wind up with something funky tasting) to taste. For every gallon of water I start off with, I usually add about a cup of jagury) Slowly mix in the milk to the simmering spiced water - stir while doing so Let come up to a boil, immediately remove from heat. Add the loose black tea, cover and let stand for oh... 10-20 minutes. Strain out spices and tea, let cool a little longer before putting it into pitchers. It will keep for a week to two weeks depending on what kind of milk you use. If you use whole organic, it will store longer. If you use 'regular' store brand whole milk, you got about a week that it'll be fresh. I generally omit the ginger, as I don't like it to overpower the taste of cardamom and black pepper. My fast and dirty method though for making chai when I don't want to go through the trouble of making a large batch, is this: 1/8 teaspoon of star anise (it's got a strong licorice flavor, so unless you like it alot, be sparing) 1/4 teaspoon each of black pepper, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom, 1 teaspoon of tea leaves Milk Sugar/sweetener water In a saucepan - generally large enough to hold the same amount of liquid as a 'average' sized coffee pot, but only fill the pot to half way - boil water and ground spices for about 4-5minutes. Add in sweetener, and milk. Let simmer until it turns orange-ish. Take off heat Add black tea leaves Let steep for about 5-10 minutes (or less if you like it weaker, or longer if you like it stronger) Strain, serve. The big thing with masala chai is this: if it smells 'right' it is right. You can adjust the amount of tea leaves, spices, milk, sweetener to your preference, that's what makes it so great in alot of ways. Most cooking, particularly of the Indo-Asian variety is a 'nose' thing. The nose knows what needs to go in to something to make it 'right'. It's a law of ratios and tastes. If you understand the spicing principles of various sorts of countries, then your nose will tell you how it should go from there. This isn't baking where you have to worry about a souffle collapsing because you forgot to add salt. This is an art of taste and preference. What comes below is the original answer, which is simply sweetened tea with milk. Not chai: boil water for 1 min, then put the tea bags in(orange pekoe) then wait until tea is dark red after that put milk in and allow it to boil up then drink. and put sugar in it This will not come close to Tazo Chai, which is an oversweetend, dolled up version of traditional Indian chai masala with heavy vanilla added. Here is the ingredient list for Tazo Chai: water, black tea, (black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, natural flavors and star anise), Cane Sugar, Honey, Ginger Juice, Natural Flavors, Vanilla and citric acid. Here are two good sites for making chai at home: www. ellenskitchen.com /bigpots/ chai .html (has a recipe for a refrigerated concentrate) www.chai-tea.org/recipes.html Many Indian markets sell "tea masala" which is a pre-packaged blend to add to the black tea. I always end up adding more cardamon. If you can't find star anise, it is a part of Chinese 5 spice powder, which adds a Tazo-esque flavor to chai. (MORE)
Chai tea usually contains the following spices: . Cardamom . Cinnamon . Ginger . Star anise . Peppercorn . Cloves. . From this list, I would say that tea would be very beneficial to anyone who was suffering with diabetes. In some areas, liquorice root is also added which will soothe the kid…neys. This would also help a diabetes-sufferer, because kidney failure is a routine symptom of diabetes. (MORE)
While pregnant, you can drink up to two cups of white or green tea a day. In fact, white tea has even less caffeine than green so it is probably ok to drink up to 3 or 4 cups of white tea a day. That would be the max dose of caffeine in one day.
Generally speaking tea (of most forms - not including herbals) contains more caffeine than coffee.
i would avoid anything that is caffinated or has lots of sugar in it. i would stick with all natural brands.
Highly avoid it regardless of any advice you get from anywhere else, because if you don't drink camomile tea while pregnant you will be safe and you lose nothing by avoiding it. By drinking it, there are way too many side effects to list here, but I will leave a source below that has sound advice.… Personal experience: Avoid at all costs, the regret will not heal anything or change the past. (MORE)
Keep looking. These days Tetley makes Chai in bags and sells it in most of the grocery stores I have been in.
The related link should help. It pretty much says that It is safer not to, but its up to you.
herbs do not effect pregnancy. but thyme tea is siad to open doors to the otherworld, you may experiance halucinations.
When a dog drinks tea it has to be caffeine free and you have to let it cool done. Some dogs stomach don't like tea and it could upset their stomach. so just to be safe give you dog a little sip of the tea first and see if he/she likes it first....
You boost the economy with your spending? There aren't really any other advantages as compared with brewed tea, which is sugar free and hydrating.
No, it can't. Tea (w/ sugar) does not affect the female hormone system in such a way (if in any way) that it can prevent pregnancy.
Teas are a good source of anti oxidants but during pregnancy you should be careful about the herbal tea because there are few that can be toxic and induce earlier labor if there is a question consult a midwife or ob/gyn and ask them if they are unsure then you can talk to a holistic expert such as a…n herbalist (MORE)
First of all the word Chai means tea. I f you are asking whether the spices, milk and sugar that is in tea surved as Chai tea can help you lose weight than the answer is no. Get rid of the milk and sugar.
Tea is the name of the drink made from the leaves of the tea plant (a type of camellia evergreen).
The Japanese drink almost exclusively green tea, but drink many different types of it. In Japan tea can be drunk hot or cold, but hot is the most popular way. Hot tea is nearly always drunk plain. Other popular types include barley tea or "mugicha," oolong tea, black tea and mixed black and herb …teas. All of these can be bought in vending machines. There are tons of other types, too, that can be bought dry and are made from different varieties and parts of the tea plant: for example, "gyokuro" is the very top grade of green tea, "kariganecha" is made from the stems instead of the leaves, "hojicha" is roasted, and sometimes brown rice is brewed with tea to make "genmaicha." A basic type of green tea, common in Japan but less common in the West is called "bancha". (MORE)
Green tea comes from the tea plant, then is withered, steamed for fired, and dried. The finished product after drying is what you brew to make tea. Chai tea is a term for black tea with various (usually indian) spices -- cardamom, cinnamon, and clove are all popular. The black tea is from the tea… plant, the leaves are withered, bruised, fermented, and fired or dryed. Then the tea is flavored with the spices to make it into chai. Chai is often served with plenty of milk and sugar. Chamomile tea is technically not tea at all, since all tea comes from the same plant. Chamomile is technially a tisane or infusion. It is simply the buds of the chamomile plant dried and then brewed like tea. (MORE)
It honestly depends on whether you want caffeine in your diet or not. All blends HAVE caffeine. Matcha Green Tea actually contains 1/2 the caffeine of a cup of coffee. The other effects of green tea on your system, I think, would not have an unhealthy impact on your pregnancy but always check …with your doctor if you are unsure. (MORE)
It is safe to drink, yes. But be care full not to drink a gallon or so a day, EVERYDAY for 9 months, for it may consequences.
In most cases its is just the title of the party but some other drinks are available such as water or juice so if one does not want tea they could kindly request for something else that is available at the tea party. Many times it is the only a title but the sole purpose is in most cases a get toget…her kind of thing for people to discuss different issues. (MORE)
Yes you can but it's not advisable to drink too much. It's the caffeine in the tea that can cause a lower than normal birth weight. English breakfast tea has a greater amount of caffeine, than "normal" tea. Four cups of tea a day is a guideline, so for English, I'd suggest only two cups a day.… Any doubts, see your doctor, he's better qualified for this sort of thing. See related link for more information. (MORE)
It's fine in moderation but with coffee especially you should not drink too much or quit since it has the most caffeine in it.
Yes, tea can help with weight loss. . Warm tea is a stimulant and a diuretic. It will help a person lose weight if taken 4-5 times a day..
With a mug & also you can use straw as well if you know about straw
According to people in the carribean thyme tea can be used toinduce labour but will only be effective if the baby is ready tocome. Otherwise, drinking the tea will have no effect at all.
I am having apple cinnamon tea from stash premium and I added more cinnamon and some sugar. It's my first time having tea but it smells SO good
Unless it specifically states "caffeine-free" on the label, YES. Chai tea is made with black tea as a base, with spices and flavourings added. Black tea has caffeine in it. Decaffeinated teas have some (not all) of the caffeine removed. There are herbal chai teas available that are made …without black tea in them, so read the label carefully. (MORE)
There are two primary affects from ingesting guarana tea. 1. All the normal symptoms from taking caffeine. 2. One study states that a mixed tea containing guarana and some other herbs decreases appetite. Special note: Guarana beans contains an average of twice the amount of caffeine that coffe…e beans do. (MORE)
It's said that you should avoid such stimulants as caffeine while pregnant. However saying that, I never drank tea until i was! Moderation is what I would suggest or decaf, it tastes exactly the same without the potentially harmful caffeine content. I hope this helps :)
Peppermint tea is better than black tea for pregnant woman to drink right after dinner.
Oregon Trail Chai Tea! It comes in a purple box and it can be served toasty or chilly. Remember: you must create it half chai and half milk or else it will be way to strong and not very tasty. For hot chai: pour chai in a mug halfway, and then pour milk to the top, then put it in the microwave for a…bout 25-35 seconds depending on your microwave wattage. and how hot you like it. For cold chai: take a tall glass and fill it almost to the top with ice cubes (the liquid will make them rise), next pour chai half way up your glass, and the other half with milk, stir and enjoy! Hope this helped with your chai tea question. Love, a fellow chai tea lover. (MORE)
The beverage 'Masala chai' (Hindi for 'mixed spiced tea'), popular worldwide, originates from South Asia. It is prepared by brewing a mixture of black tea and Indian herbs and spices and can be prepared with or without milk, sugar and so on.
The drink Big Train Chai can be purchased from the manufacturer, Big Train. The least expensive place to purchase this product, however, would be Amazon.
Typically, masala chai is a flavored tea beverage made by brewing black tea with aromatic herbs and spices. A chai tea latte is typically a drink where steamed milk is flavored with spiced tea concentrate, rather than espresso as in a regular latte.
You can find recipes for Chai Tea at websites such as All Recipes and Chai-Tea dot org. Chai Tea typically requires milk, sugar, tea, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and ground cardamom.
Chai usually make with green herbs. To make it herbal, you can addvarious herbs. Chai has a composition of spices namely Cinnamon, aniseed, pepper,clove, sometimes saffron, Cardamon pods, ginger, Jaggery and manymore but not all are added all together. A combination of three tofive of these spices m…ake the Indian masala Chai. Even, you can buythe flavors from Teameteas as they are prominently known forvarious teas. (MORE)