New Teas for August!


At Mama Tea HQ, for August,  we have decamped to the beautiful isle of Ibiza…

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Normally a massive party place at this time of the year, we have been over on the quieter side of the island…all long beach walks and dreaming of sweet herbs…

I firmly believe in the holistic power of herbs and flowers and no-where does it feel more natural to create new tea blends than on this lovely island. Inspired by the beautiful tanned fit people I see everywhere here, I felt inspired to create some iced teas that are not only tasty but also good for your beauty, fitness and detox regimes.

BERRY BLUSH | Iced Tea

First up is Berry Blush which I created specifically as an iced tea.

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Spare your blushes with this glamorous beauty berry tea. We have blended the pinky red cranberries with green apples, hibiscus and soft white vanilla to create a beauty tea like no other.

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Cranberries are a super fruit; a powerful antioxidant, they are an incredible ingredient for your skin. With such strong antioxidant qualities, they help the skin to get rid of free radicals with contribute to the aging process, leaving you with youthful looking skin.

The high percentage of Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5 and antioxidants in this fruit makes it useful in shielding our skin against any harm caused due to environmental factors.

Vitamin C, one of the amazing components contained in cranberry juice, is essential for the formation of hydroxylisine, hydroxyproline, and amino acids required by the body to produce collagen. Oxygen and other important nutrients are responsible for keeping the skin firm and soft. They also make the skin look radiant and young. The collagen present in the cranberry juice helps to serve this purpose.

Cranberries also should be consumed daily, to help avoid dental problems like cavities and plague. This is truly the art of beauty by prevention.

RUBY RHUBARB | Detox Tea

Next up, is the delightful RUBY RHUBARB Detox Tea

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Get fit this summer with our Ruby Rhubarb Detox Tea. Whether it is running along the beach or in the park, sip this pink beauty of a tea to aid your fitness routine and overall detox regime.

Packed with fitness beauties like elderberries, hibiscus blossoms, apples and Rhubarb, this is an energising detox tea that hydrates as well as energises.

Imagine the sweet aroma of freshly baked Rhubarb Pie as you sip this ruby beauty.

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PINEAPPLE PAMPER | Iced Tea

Last up, is our fruity Pineapple Pamper Iced Tea

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Feel pampered at the Mama Tea Day Spa with this tropical citrus tea! The freshest pineapples have been cut up and blended with full round lemons for the ultimate refreshing iced fruit tea.

Think of a warm day on the beach in Ibiza, with the heat of sun on your skin and the taste of lemon on your lips. Pineapple sweet surfboards, boho blueberry bikinis and golden tanned skin.

The Mama Tea Day Spa is right on the beach, so that you can relax, watching the ocean with the scent of lemons in the air…

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Tea Cosy- when did you last use one?


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When was the last time you used a tea cosy? Here at Mama Tea HQ we’ve just been asking ourselves that question, in fact do you even own a tea cosy? These questions were prompted by a discussion about our Facebook cover photo, and indeed the background picture to this blog, and it made us wonder about the plight of the tea cosy.

Tea cosies are traditionally knitted or quilted and have an image of being old-fashioned and dare we say it chintzy! Some of us, at MT HQ, love a bit of chintz and there has been a fashion for shabby chic and all things Cath Kidston inspired but what if you’re wanting a more contemporary number? A bit of searching online though and we found some amazing contemporary tea cosies.

TC Ribbed in Brown Orange and Pink BB

Michaelle McLean in Canada is making gorgeous felt tea cosies under the name Flock of Tea Cosy. Her tagline is fine felt tea cosies with a modern bent.

Modern Knit Tea Cosy - charcoal grey with scarlet red flower embellishment - custom and handmade for you

Yes, this tea cosy is knitted and floral inspired but it is a great modern take on the traditional tea cosy, it is made by Shazzas Knits and available on etsy. There are also some lovely stripped versions without the flower, they are all handmade to order.

Tea Cosy by Hella Jongerius

We also found this modern tea cosy by Hella Jongerius, made of fleece and commissioned by Dutch department store HEMA.

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Or how about this faux fur tea cosy by de Ruig from notonthehighstreet.com. It is also available in different colours and fabrics, it looks like a really cosy place for a pot of tea and when it closes it has a handle on top that makes it very portable.