Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Herbal Teas
Mama Tea is approaching it’s fourth Christmas and we are hanging up baubles and tinsel whilst drinking our lovely pregnancy teas. We thought it would be a good time to reflect on why Mama Tea started in the first place and why our teas are so special for pregnant and nursing ladies. We worked with one of the world’s top Medical Herbalists – Penelope Ody, to create these blends and we think they are rather special……
This is the subtle ginger brew that was specially formulated for women with morning sickness and nausea. We combined whole ginger root with whole chamomile heads along with orange peel, lemon peel and lemon balm. All of these herbs are good for morning sickness. Begone morning sickness! Weeks 1- 40.
The is the minty pregnancy heartburn tea that can be drunk throughout pregnancy. We blended whole chamomile flowers, with spearmint leaves and marshmallow leaves to create this rather special minty blend for mamas-to-be. More gentle on the tummy and uterus than peppermint! Weeks 1-40.
Earthy Glowing Mama is a splendid all-round pregnancy tea. Perfect for naturally fighting off colds and boosting the immune system. We have blended rooibos with echinacea leaf, elderflowers and dandelion. Earthy and lovely! Weeks 1-40
This is the ultimate birth preparation tea! Raspberry leaf blended with motherwort and hibiscus are all powerful uterine stimulants that get the body ready for birth. As a result, we recommend it from week 38 onwards. Great one for the birth bag as it is good to drink throughout labour and immediately after birth. Oh, and we have managed to make it taste good! Weeks 38 onwards.
The Mama of all Breastfeeding Herbal Teas. As you can see from the testimonials below, you need look no further, if breastfeeding! Three powerful galactagogues help to get breast milk produced and flowing. We also have lemon balm in here for post-natal depression and red clover for mastitis. A wonderful addition in those precious first few months. Post-birth onwards.
Some of our Testimonials
I won a trio of full sized Mama Teas a few months ago, during a Facebook competition. Ironically – I am not a Mama (yet) but I do love a good cup of tea, and I also have friends who have just given birth so I didnt feel like a complete fool entering. (Besides..free stuff rocks) I was blown away by the three flavours I received; Cool Mama, Glowing Mama, and Morning Mama. Ive been a big tea drinker for about 15 years, and Ive tried everything – usually to my regret. What really satisfied me about Mama Tea is that each flavour was smooth and genuine, with no bitterness or bad aftertaste. Some teas leave your mouth feeling dry and acrid – not so with Mama Tea. But most importantly, they made me feel better afterward. Morning Mama, while it is the perfect concoction for a squiffy early pregnancy belly – I found the ginger and chamomile soothed my non pregnant upset tum beautifully – so this could easily be a great tea for new Mums and Dads to share. Cool Mama is the mint hero of the three that I tasted, and its one of the best mint teas Ive ever tried. Smooth, cool, sweet – no complaints, and it went down a treat. My absolute favourite – Glowing Mama, is a rich rooibos and elderflower blend which blows away every rooibos Ive tried. The flavour is outstanding! I have recommended these teas to the Mama’s I know, and they loved them as well. I will be restocking – please don’t ever go away! Anna Simon
Hello Mama! Thank you for offering me a free sample of one of your blends, I would love one. I’m a big fan of ready mama, I suffer with dysmenorrhea and i find drinking ready mama eases my symptoms. I really enjoy a cup of cool mama every now and then when I’m feeling stressed as it is really relaxing and refreshing. Charlotte Rydz
I had my baby in November 2010 and my Mum went to Tesco for me to do a big shop to help out in the early days. I’m so glad she did! She came back with a box of New Mama tea which has proved to be a life saver for me. I’m exclusively breastfeeding, currently into month 5 and I also express an extra bottle a day to donate to the local Milk Bank to aid the recovery of premature babies. Not only do I really like the taste of New Mama Tea but I most definitely see an increase in my supply after drinking it. So, after expressing, I have a cup and then I’m happy and confident knowing my supply will replenish quicker. When I run out of tea bags I definitely notice a difference. Another bonus is that I’m usually a big tea and coffee drinker (two sugars, loads of milk – very bad) so in drinking caffeine free Mama Tea it’s better for my baby and also better for my waistline! I’ve definitely lost weight ditching the sugary drinks. Thanks Mama Tea!”All the best, Gemma x (Still breastfeeding, still expressing and still drinking New Mama Tea every day!)
I bought the New Mama tea and was a little scared when I opened the box because the smell was so strong! I shouldn’t have been as it was DELICIOUS!! I would recommend this product to anyone and have bought some for friends as baby shower gifts too. Wonderful personable customer services too by the way!Donna Burns, Busy Mum to 3 wee girls.
New mama tea has helped me build my milk supply, enabling me to pump milk in preparation for returning to work. Their new mama tea is able to do this as well as taste fantastic! I only wish I’d known about it when I had my daughter! I will definitely be promoting it at the breast feeding support group I am part of :)” Lucy Hunt
“mama tea is a little more than tea…
I first came to know mama tea after I had my youngest son and I was breastfeeding him, I looked for something to help make me feel better after the birth and that came in the shape of ‘New Mama’. It has a wonderful blend that brings comfort and warmth in those early shocking days, and it stays with you throughout. And, my milk supply was positively affected by the tea (thought this was a myth). It along with ‘Glowing Mama’ and ‘Cool Mama’ have became staples in our household.
As I said mama tea is more than tea, add them on Facebook or follow them on twitter and it is amazing to see what one business can do to change the world of so many mums out there!
So thank you, Mama Tea!!!”