Here's What The Maximum Amount Of Caffeine You Should Be Drinking In A Day Looks Like

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About six cups of brewed black tea.

About six cups of brewed black tea.
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You might be surprised to learn that not all tea is designed to lull you into a relaxed, sleepy state. An average cup of brewed black tea contains about 67 mg of caffeine, still less than a can of Red Bull or a cup of McDonald's coffee but far from minimal.

About 12 cans of Coke.

About 12 cans of Coke.
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One 12-ounce can of Coke has 34 grams of caffeine. While that might seem pretty low, if you're like us and drink a few of these in a day, it can add up! Still, a single can is the rough equivalent of about a third of a cup of regular coffee or about a seventh of a cup of Starbucks.

About five and a half lattes.

About five and a half lattes.
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A standard shot of espresso contains about 71 mg of caffeine, meaning that a small latte(espresso plus steamed milk) or cappuccino (espresso plus milk and foam) — so long as its made with a single shot — contains the same amount.

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