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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The best Breastfeeding Tea?


New Mama Breastfeeding Tea

Why is New Mama the best breastfeeding tea on the market? It is not just because of it’s amazing taste and flavour…there are lots of reasons. We asked Anna Louise Simpson, Founder and Mama of Mama Tea why New Mama was so good:

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Interviewer: Lots of new mums swear by your New Mama breastfeeding tea. Why is that?

Anna-Louise: Well, we use three galactagogues for a start! Galactagogues help the body to produce and express breastmilk. We use nettle-leaf, fennel and fenugreek in New Mama so there is a very high chance that this tea will help to get new mums to breastfeed.

Interviewer: What other herbs are included in this breastfeeding tea?

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Anna-Louise: We have also included red clover for mastitis and lemon balm for post-natal depression.

Interviewer: How important do you think herbs are for new mums and pregnant mums?

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Anna-Louise: I think herbs are one of the most important ways in which we can live a truly holistic life. Nature put them there for a reason and humans respond so well to them, that we would be crazy not to use them. All of our Mama Teas are 100% caffeine-free so all are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Female Graffiti Art in Scotland


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NYC Graffiti Wall Fragment represents an interpretation of a graffiti wall fragment from NYC, painted by Scottish female artist, Anna Louise Simpson. This is what she says about the work:

“Fragments of graffiti have always fascinated me as an artist. I grew up with Scottish graffiti scribbled on old wooden desks and it was always something forbidden. Growing up watching American movies and TV, I started to see graffiti used as protest art and street art and it really started to fascinate me.

Following a visit to NYC, I sketched a lot of graffiti wall fragments and really started to understand it’s pivotal place in contemporary art. I found that creating this piece as a fragment on a piece of paper rather than an actual wall, says a lot about our modern culture in Scotland and attitude to such an important genre of modern art. Street art is still forbidden in Scotland and the only outlet for graffiti is still on paper.

However, far from suppressing graffiti art, this propels it right into the heart of contemporary art in Scotland and creates a sub-genre that is very exciting.”

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Anna Louise Simpson is a female graffiti artist based in Dean Park Mews, Edinburgh. For more information about her work, please visit www.annalouisesimpsonartist.com

flower power


New Mama Breastfeeding Tea

Ok, so it is still only February and spring has definitely not sprung yet. However, at Mama Tea we are already dreaming of soft florals and warm sunshine. So, we thought we would let our floral imagination run away with us…

Unleash the power of flowers with Mama Tea’s New Mama Breastfeeding Tea: Mama has added three galactagogues – fennel seeds, fenugreek and nettle leaf to help to get breast milk flowing…

New Mama Breastfeeding Tea

Mama has also added lemon balm to help with post-natal depression or the “baby blues” and red clover to help with mastitis…

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So why not treat a new mum you know to a beautiful natural present as well as some freshly cut flowers – the true power of flowers!

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Beauty in a teacup


look and feel like a goddess

Aphrodite Beauty Tea a daily beauty essential; creating beauty from the inside out!

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We have blended together teas and herbs that are all natural collagen boosters for the skin. Collagen is vital for strengthening blood vessels and giving skin its natural elasticity and strength. The degradation of collagen causes wrinkles and other skin issues. The body makes collagen naturally but it is always good to supply the body with the raw ingredients to maintain the collagen you have and add more.

Ahrodite Beauty Tea has a very high percentage of both green tea and white tea. 79% of this tea is Pai Mu Tan White tea.

A recent study showed that both white tea and green tea contained anti-aging and antioxidant qualities that helped to maintain collagen naturally in the skin. See extract of Study here.

White tea has a very high polyphenol count which in incredibly important when attempting to maintain skin elasticity. The study referred to above, showed that extracts in white tea inhibit wrinkle production by strengthening elastin and collagen, which helps to prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

Green tea is also an essential tea to drink if trying to assist the maintenance and production of collagen naturally. Green tea contains catechins which are phytonutrients that act as antioxidants and prevent the breakdown of collagen.

The exotic dragon fruit looks pretty but it also helps you stay pretty with it’s amazing collagen boosting properties. A member of the cacti family, it is the harsh growing environment of the dragon fruit that has contributed to it’s magnificent anti ageing properties. This plant needs to conserve water to survive, therefore it contains high level of saccharides which means that it also helps your skin stay hydrated and this in turn helps to keep skin tight and firm.

Empower Women and you Empower a Nation


It is with great delight that I hear today that Jeremy Corbyn is bringing in policies for the equality of women.  In a society dominated by widespread banking corruption at the heart of the city and dominated by patriarchy, Corbyn is recognises that if you empower women you empower a nation.

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

I suspect that Corbyn will bring in massive change in the banking system and will attempt to dismantle the “old boys network”. It would be ideal if part of this reform takes into account the fact that lack of access to finance and punitive banking loans are currently strangling female entrepreneurship.

ACCESS TO FINANCE

As part of this reform, it would be amazing if it is recognized that the access to finance is currently  one of the main barriers to female entrepreneurship. It is already widely accepted that female entrepreneurship is an economic issue but no-one is really was doing anything to enable it.

The combination of free childcare and micro-credit would revolutionise the lives of women. For the first time, women would be enabled to become financially independent. This is a huge change and at it’s heart, it is an economic change. Corbyn realises that if you empower women, you empower a nation. Microcredit banking through a new National Investment Bank would release microcredit loans to SME’s owned by women to encourage business start-ups and growth.

We have business accelerator programs that are no more than glorified car salesmen acting solely as salesmen for the banks. Obviously, this is corrupt and useless. I hope that Corbyn flushes these out by his measures for reform for the equality for women.

VC FUNDING FOR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

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Another issue that is very important is VC funding. We have dreadful statistics, as shown above. Why can’t some of these measures include match funding to help women start up their own VC firms to invest in women? We need more VC’s that are NOT part of the Old Boys Network. I would like to see a vision of the future where I set up my own venture capital firm to invest in women. Maybe under Corbyn’s reforms, this might be possible.

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Corbyn’s investment in women can help to create and grow some of the world’s most incredible entrepreneurs as well as contributing hugely to social projects internationally. I just hope that he realises that women’s equality extends to female entrepreneurship too.

GODDESS POWER


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My name is Anna Louise and I am the founder of Mama Tea, the goddess tea brand. I am a boho modern healer, using my magical herbs to heal and provide wellness to others.
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I originally created the Mama Tea brand  as I had suffered two difficult pregnancies. At the time, I was out of sync with myself, out of balance and struggling.
During my pregnancy, I discovered that there were lots of natural herbal teas to choose from but struggled in two aspects:
1. I didn’t know which herbal teas were safe to take during pregnancy and which ones to avoid. My midwife had told me all about raspberry leaf tea but none of the brands that I found had instructions or warnings about when exactly I should start drinking this herbal tea (it is week 38 by the way!). Therefore, I was at a bit of a loss in this respect.
2. I also could not find any herbal teas that tasted good!! This is important to all of us and I just couldn’t understand why the herbal teas that I drank all tasted so *healthy*, *bland*, *downright horrible*. Therefore, when I had the idea to come up with a range of herbal teas for pregnant and breastfeeding women, I wanted mine to TASTE GOOD!!

I discovered the magic power of herbs during my pregnancies and created a range of pregnancy herbal teas and a wonderful breastfeeding herbal tea.

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Since then, I pursued my exploration of the concept of holistic wellness, meditating regularly and eating well. However, it was exploring the wide healing nature of natural herbs that changed my life. Walking regularly on the beach near my house in Scotland, I felt a primeval yearning to push further with my business than I ever had before.

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Following my gut instinct, a week later, I booked a trip around Greece. It was in Greece that I re-ignited my love affair with herbs. In Greece, they still have a philosophy of wise women, infusing herbs and casting spells over the fire. I was fascinated and felt a deep call inside to look much closely at what I could achieve with herbs with my own wellness and then see if I could help others as a result.

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I researched some of the old Greek herbal tea recipes such a “mountain tea’ and “greek healing tea” and feeling very inspired, started to create the my wellness tea collection, using herbs but also using some of my favourite teas like sencha green tea and the powerful antioxidant, rooibos. However, fate stepped in again with a surprise trip to the wonderful island of Ibiza, known as the “White Isle”.

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Ibiza is one of the most magnetic islands in the world and you feel it’s energy as soon as you arrive. Healing starts immediately in the White Isle and it was so with me. The reason for this is due to the GODDESS energy in this wonderful place. Tanit is the protector Goddess that protects the magical island of Ibiza. She’s still very much here on the island in spirit as you will see if you look out, there are references to her goddess-ness all over the place.

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Inspired and feeling very blessed, I looked hard within and after years of self-doubt with bouts of depression, I was surprised to find that at the core of my being was a strong goddess of my own. My own being was goddess-like. Powerful, intuitive and creative, she was some force. Why had a hidden this powerful being for so long? Women used to be much more powerful than they are in current society and we have simply forgotten how powerful we are.

Each of my teas has been thoroughly researched and blessed. I hope they along with some of my research helps you find your own goddess within.

 

Goddess Love Forever.

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Aphrodite Beauty Tea


Aprodite Beauty Tea | Green Tea | Benefits of Green TeaFEEL LIKE A GODDESS

Aphrodite Beauty Tea a daily beauty essential; creating beauty from the inside out! We have blended together teas and herbs that are all natural collagen boosters for the skin. Collagen is vital for strengthening blood vessels and giving skin its natural elasticity and strength. The degradation of collagen causes wrinkles and other skin issues. The body makes collagen naturally but it is always good to supply the body with the raw ingredients to maintain the collagen you have and add more.

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Ahrodite Beauty Tea has a very high percentage of both green tea and white tea. 79% of this tea is Pai Mu Tan White tea.

A recent study showed that both white tea and green tea contained anti-aging and antioxidant qualities that helped to maintain collagen naturally in the skin. See extract of Study here.

WHITE TEA

White tea has a very high polyphenol count which in incredibly important when attempting to maintain skin elasticity. The study referred to above, showed that extracts in white tea inhibit wrinkle production by strengthening elastin and collagen, which helps to prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

Green tea is also an essential tea to drink if trying to assist the maintenance and production of collagen naturally. Green tea contains catechins which are phytonutrients that act as antioxidants and prevent the breakdown of collagen.

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The exotic dragon fruit looks pretty but it also helps you stay pretty with it’s amazing collagen boosting properties. A member of the cacti family, it is the harsh growing environment of the dragon fruit that has contributed to it’s magnificent anti ageing properties. This plant needs to conserve water to survive, therefore it contains high level of saccharides which means that it also helps your skin stay hydrated and this in turn helps to keep skin tight and firm. BUY HERE

SKINNY GODDESS DETOX TEA


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sexy apples and wholesome rhubarb

The bountiful apples of this tea are infused by the beautiful Goddess of New Moon. She gathers her raspberries, blackberries and rose petals during the day and washes them in the bright moonlight in freshwater pools. Dancing around the rhubarb stalks close to the Ibiza beach, she is the fresh-faced lovely sometimes spotted on the beach at midnight, dancing around, the moon streaking her hair with silver light. Her skin glows in the moonlight as she rubs on her mixture of the purest rose petals and hibiscus flowers…

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This tea is one of our Detox favourites and is a fantastic bikini tea too, so we had to call it a Skinny tea. APPLES are natures blessing – abundant with wholesome goodies.

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The mighty RHUBARB is a powerful aid for detoxification, as it is atringent, antiviral and also contains anthraquinones, which are natural occuring chemicals which are anti-inflammatory, an antioxident and also regenerating.

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SULTANAS are a natural detoxifying fruit!

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The Goddess popped in some HIBISCUS FLOWERS to this tea for it’s antioxident qualities also because it is particularly good at giving the skin that beautiful glow.

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RED ROSE PETALS are a wonderful skin purifier and have been used by wise women in both Ibiza and Greece for many years, to naturally improve skin’s appearance and elasticity.

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Mama Tea – why do we know a thing or two about herbal tea?


Why do we know so much about herbal tea at Mama Tea, you may ask? Is it because the Mama decided that no-one was blending herbal teas to taste good and came up with some lovely teas as a trial…?

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Nope.

Is it because we used a Master Tea Blender to help get those lovely teas just right?

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Nope.

Is it because we use only the best herbal suppliers in the world?

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Nope.

Is it because we know one of the top medical herbalists in the UK and have sought her advice for many of our blends?

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No…it is because of all of these reasons!!! We care about our teas and we care about our customers. Put them together and you get Mama Tea!

Yay!