I have been lovin' my herbal teas this pregnancy. However, several times as I have been waiting for my tea to steep I have noticed very small printing on the box about pregnant or lactating mothers. What??!! Of course I never seem to notice this before I buy the box of tea! And the warnings on Traditional Medicinals tea just plainly freaks me out! So, here's the question for all you herbalists out there...is there really a need for me to consult my physician over every tea selection? Or, are there rules of thumb that could serve me well? I generally like to mix the types of tea I drink over the course of the day and have no more than 1-2 packets of any one kind. There hasn't been anything too exotic in my selections and I generally buy my tea at Whole Foods or the local natural foods store that has pretty much the same selection of commercially available tea bags. Rarely do I have loose leaf tea now that I have seen all the warnings on the packaged tea. I have been drinking red raspberry leaf tea but I do like to mix things up a bit. In the summer, I will probably drink a lot of hibiscus iced tea. Love that.
Any thoughts? Thank you!