chai tea

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chai tea

is it safe to drink a chai tea latte while pg?

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In an 8oz cup of coffee there is about 180mg of caffeine. In an 8oz chai latte there is about 50mg of caffeine.

It's quite safe, unless you have an allergy.

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I was told that since it's a black tea it can have anise and therefore could be poisonous to the baby has anybody else heard that

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I hope it's oaky because I drink chai tea lattes all the time

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Anise, if it's in chai or black tea, is generally in small amounts, so it's not much concern unless you are high risk. You could always ask your HCP, if you are worried. It's in a lot of culinary dishes as well, if you eat Indian food (which I do).

http://www.livestrong.com/article/186854-chai-tea-pregnancy/

And oops, I didn't realize this was the Feb BB! I'm definitely on the wrong board! lol...hth anyways! I clicked cause I'm a big chai drinker. So yum. I hope you don't have to avoid it for the rest of your pregnancy!