Mama Bear Tea
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This is one of The Herbal Toad’s bestselling teas! Not only does it receive the most complements on it’s wonderful subtle minty taste, but it also works wonders for so many women.
Mama Bear While Pregnant: This time honored tea is a calcium-rich blend that supports a healthy pregnancy, tones and strengthens the uterus, and can ease the stress, anxiety and sleeplessness associated with pregnancy. Mama Bear promotes healthy digestion to reduce pregnancy-related heartburn, constipation and nausea.
Mama Bear During Delivery: Sip on Mama Bear Tea iced during labor, or turn it into ice chips and bring it along to the birth center.
Mama Bear after birth: New moms benefit from all the vitamins as well as contracting the uterus which helps in recovery time and encourages breast milk supply.
Mama Bear for All: For regular enjoyment for everyone to help balance hormones and the extra vitamins are great for the skin!
BREWING HERBAL TEA
We encourage you to experiment with the length of steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
Hot Tea: Bring fresh water to boil. Once the water has come to a boil, remove it from heat and choose one of the following methods:
- Place your loose leaf tea into a tea strainer, put it in your cup, and pour water over it.
- Place your tea bag into your cup and pour water over it.
- Place your bag or loose tea directly in the saucepan. If using loose, you will need to strain your tea before drinking, or use a Bombilla (tea straw).
While steeping, cover the cup or pan with a lid or plate. This ensures that the tea’s essential oils don’t escape with the steam. It will also keep your tea warm while steeping.
Generally, the more delicate the herb, the faster it brews. Allowing faster brewing teas to steep for too long can result in a powerful medicinal tea, but may have flavors that are too strong or bitter.
Most ground herbal teas and tea bags need 5 minutes of steeping to best release their health benefits, while root and seed-based teas need around 8 minutes of steeping for best results. Because the majority of The Herbal Toad's Teas are a combination, we suggest 8 minutes for maximum health benefit.
Iced Tea: To make cold or iced herbal tea, follow one of the three methods above. Once the tea has cooled, add some cool, filtered water to dilute the flavor if needed. Sweeten if necessary and pour the tea over ice cubes.
Organic: Nettles, Red Raspberry Leaf, Rose Hips, Lemon Balm, Spearmint, Oat Tops & Straw, Alfalfa, Dandelion Root, Fennel, Red Clover
While I am way beyond childbearing years I found this tea particularly relaxing. The flavor is amazing. I enjoy it while relaxing on my deck after a busy day. This likely is not a side effect of the tea, but I sure found myself thinking back to my early motherhood years as I sipped this tea.
I love finding functional teas that taste good. I drank this towards the end of my pregnancy and through labor and after and will continue drinking it occasionally since there are so many great benefits and it tastes so good.