I love tea!!!… Did I mention this before?! … I really do love tea!
And since I am pregnant I drink it all the time… Redbush (Roibush, Rooibos), Darjeeling, Yogi Tea, Herbal Tea, such as Peppermint, Camomile, Verbena, Hibiscus, Rosehip, Lavender, Thyme, Earl Grey, Green Tea,… I drink it with milk and without, with sugar or lemon but mostly just pure.
I am having a hard time to drink cold water in winter, so tea is a warmly welcomed alternative for me, alhamdulillah.
I love the history behind tea and like the meaningful ceremonies it requires in some cultures.
It is the oldest and most drunken liquid beside water. It is a sign of warmth and hospitality and in some cultures it even is a sacred thing.
I tried to get some more information through internet about the effect of some tea, because I heard that for example Saffron or Blackberry leaves can cause early contractions and black tea or coffee (and even the caffeine in chocolate) can cause a bad or slower growth of the baby.
I am not sure if all of that is true, but I try not to drink more than one or two cups of black tea now and to make sure that all the other liquids I drink are healthy, rich in vitamins, varied and of a good effect.
So do you have any further information about the effect of some tea on pregnant women?
Or do you have some great new tea recipes or can you tell me just some new ideas of other tasteful sorts you like?