Here at Mama Tea, we take pregnancy very seriously….oh, and we love herbal tea…..that means only one thing! Mama Tea!
The Mama of Mama Tea, Anna Simpson, created the natural and caffeine free Mama Tea range after suffering from two very difficult pregnancies. Anna wanted to create a natural range of teas that women could drink from the start of pregnancy through to the birth of buba and also to breastfeeding afterwards.
Therefore, Anna created Mama Tea, a range of teas that help women from the start of pregnancy with morning sickness with our ginger tea through to pregnancy heartburn with our delicious spearmint tea We also have a lovely rose petal raspberry leaf tea that tastes delicious for birth preparation! Lastly, we have New Mama the best nursing breastfeeding tea there is!
We have a discount code,”mamatea19” until the end of January and FREE DELIVERY for UK and International orders over £17.25 (our “bump”er packs!), so if you are pregnant, Drink Mama Tea!
Reputed to have been spread across Europe by the Romans, who drank spearmint tea to “stir up the mind”, spearmint has been known for at least 2000 years. It’s botanical name is “mentha spicata” and it is the best known of the mint family when it comes to cooking and flavouring. Spearmint leaves can be used fresh, dried or frozen.
Peppermint is more commonly used in herbal medicine but it has a high menthol content that can be irritating to the digestive system, spearmint on the other hand has minimal amounts of menthol. Both mints are used for digestive problems and sometimes for catarrh and colds.
Spearmint is also thought to stimulate the appetite and helps to combat hiccups, and there has been some recent research into whether spearmint tea might be used as a treatment for hirsutism in women.
Spearmint is one of the key ingredients in our Cool Mama tea as it is good for heartburn and indigestion, it can also be used to soothe morning sickness, or simply drunk as a tasty and refreshing alternative to peppermint tea.
“a minty blend of chamomile flowers, spearmint leaf and marshmallow leaf”
The mama has paid a lot of attention to what is in her tea, she’s has had two pregnancies during both of which she suffered badly with heartburn. Working with a master tea blender and a medical herbalist she has come up with a tea that not only cools and calms but also tastes great. Here’s a few of the things that make this tea so great:
Chamomile flowers known by the Greeks as “ground apple” because of their smell, medical herbalists use them for their sedative properties to reduce stress-related hypertension, anxiety and insomnia.
Spearmint is the family to which your garden mint usually belongs to. It is gentler than peppermint (which mama tea would not recommend during pregnancy) and recommended by medical herbalists for heartburn and indigestion.
Marshmallow leaf is probably the least known of the herbs in Cool Mama, it’s botanical name is “Althaea Officinalis”, and is derived from the Greek “altho” meaning to cure. The root and leaves of the marshmallow plant are sweet and soothing to the digestive system.
Buy Cool Mama here or visit our website to find out more about all our caffeine-free herbal teas.