GODDESS POWER


goddess power

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.

 holistic healing herbs

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”.

ibiza goddess

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

New Mama Breastfeeding Tea – back in stock!


We are delighted that our amazing New Mama breastfeeding tea is now back on stock – BUY HERE!

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Our New Mama breastfeeding tea is 100% natural with lots of herbs to assist with breast-milk production and breast-milk flow.

We have three galactagogues, nettle, fennel and fenugreek which all assist the body naturally to produce breast milk and flow.

New Mama Breastfeeding Tea

We also included lemon balm to calm the nerves and assist with the baby-blues. We finished off this amazing breastfeeding tea with some red clover to aid mastitis.

Here is what some of our customers think of New Mama….

“Bought more of this lovely tea after having received it as a gift for my baby shower. Will definitely buy 5 boxes in bulk next time as I can drink quite a few of these in a day!”

“Tea despatched very quickly. Tea has great flavour and i did notice a bit more breast milk being produced”.

“I was a bit worried that this would taste like a medicine. But I was wrong, it’s easily drinkable, and tastes lovely. As soon as I open the cupboard the scent hits me and it smells great. Everyone in the house has been enjoying cups of this tea. I’ll definitely order more”.

“A lovely flavoursome tea! highly recommended. Brilliant friendly service”.

Our Story is…your story


Mama Tea Story \ Pregnancy Herbal Tea

At Mama Tea, we really only have one story. And it is yours. Simple as that. Every week, we will share one of customer’s stories. Today, we share Melanie’s Story…

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melanie’s story

I started using Morning Mama Tea when I was 6 weeks pregnant. I was sceptical about the tea helping,but the nausea and sickness was unbearable. I can honestly say that the has helped me cope with the nausea and helped me to manage working whilst not feeling my best. This is my third pregnancy and the nausea has stayed with me until I was 23 weeks. I found brewing the tea in a thermos cup great as I could sip the tea throughout the day and the tea stayed hot.
Melanie 27 weeks pregnant and mother of two beautiful girls

Create some well being this Autumn with our teas


Here at Mama Tea, we love a good cuppa. We believe in the power of a good cup of tea; it is our first refuge. We also believe in the healing power of herbs to maintain balance in the body and boost well being.

As it is now Autumn, we wanted to create a range of loose leaf teas that used super fruits, herbs that boosted well being and all-round fabulous teas to get us through this beautiful season.

INNER BALANCE LOOSE LEAF TEA

Inner Balance Herbal Tea by Mama Tea Well Being Teas

Try our Ayurvedic balance blend, “Inner Balance”. As we are a big fan of meditation, we would recommend using this tea when meditating using a candle or a guided mediation. We have created a perfect balance of sweet and spicy tastes, sweet liquorice roots swirl together with cinnamon pieces. Ginger roots are intertwined with rose leaves and cardamon. Sip this tea and seek some inner balance.

LOTUS LOVE LOOSE LEAF TEA

LOTUS LOVE loose leaf lime and peppermint herbal tea by Mama Tea Well Being Teas

Shake off the worries of the day with this delicious, invigorating lime herbal tea. A rainbow of flavours lights up your teacup with this brilliant blend; hibiscus, apple slices, elderberries and whole peppermint leaves. Feel this gentle tea relaxing and calming your central nervous system. Our star attraction is our lovely natural lime oil which is a well being staple. Focus your attention on the pink lotus flower and take some deep breaths. Feel the love.

REIKI ENERGY LOOSE LEAF TEA

REIKI ENERGY loose leaf tea by Mama Tea Well Being Tea

Reiki is an ancient spiritual healing technique, using the flow of natural energy. Pour a cup of our holistic tea, close your eyes and imagine healing energy flowing through you. This blend of tea is very special as we have specially selected all of the herbs and fruits to aid balance and harmony and to provide healing reiki energy. The freshness of mango invigorates the pure lemongrass and leaves you with a taste of tangerine orange. Rose petals calm the central nervous system and our cornflowers and rose buds are matched perfectly with fruity sultanas and apple pieces. Focus inward and feel the energy.

GOJI GODDESS LOOSE LEAF TEA

GOJI GODDESS loose leaf tea from Mama Tea Well Being Teas

Welcome the beautiful Gojiberry Goddess. See how her brilliant gojiberry jewels glisten in the winter sunshine, as she washes her face in a pool of bright red strawberries. Meditating by her strawberry pool, the sun bounces off her black eyelashes and the blackest of blackberry nails. Her special tea is a teacup of nutrients and super fruits. She is the Queen of the Berries!

New Loose Leaf Beauty Teas from Mama Tea!


DRINK YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL

At Mama Tea, we know a thing or two about the power of herbs. We have applied our knowledge to create some wonderful beauty teas; loose leaf teas that will assist your beauty routine from the inside out.

Rosy Tea Beauty Tea

ROSY SKIN beauty tea

We have combined the best skin enhancing herbs available to create this delicate beauty tea. Rosy Skin beauty tea contains cinnamon, rose hips, nettle leaf, oat straw herb, rooibos, rose petals and delicate jasmine flowers.

 

Rosy-Skin-roses | rooibos and rose tea | Mama Tea

This aromatic rose rooibos herbal blend is like facial in a teacup, with goodies like nettle leaf, rose-hip and rose petals that all work together to enhance your skin and beauty.

ROSES

Rosy-skin-roses | rose and rooibos loose leaf tea | Mama Tea

There is a reason the Romans and Greeks used to bathe in rose petals. This wonderful herb not only looks and smells good, but it is a very beneficial skin remedy; antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, the beautiful delicate rose petals naturally moisturise and tone the skin.

ROSE HIP

Rosy-Skin-roses | rooibos rose petal tea | Mama Tea

Rose hip is like a multivitamin for skin. It is very rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants all of which are essential for skin health. Rose hips are naturally rich in lycopene, a power antioxidant. The lycopene in rose hips help to protect skin from premature ageing.

JASMINE FLOWER

Rosy-Skin-jasmine-flowers | rooibos and rose petal tea | Mama Tea

Jasmine flower is a well known skin remedy; it is a powerful antioxidant and also assists with anti-aging as it can flush free radicals from the central nervous system.

ROOIBOS

Rosy-Skin | Beauty Tea | rooibos tea | Mama Tea

Rooibos (also known as Redbush tea) is a powerful antioxidant from South Africa that helps to rid the skin of toxins and also works to flush out free radicals.

OAT STRAW

Rosy Skin | rooibos and rose tea | Mama Tea

Finally, Oat Straw herb is full of magnesium and calcium and is used to help prevent dry skin. So treat your skin to a cup of goodness with this delicate beauty tea…BUY HERE!

 

Why drink “pregnancy herbal tea”?


Pregnancy and Herbal Tea

Mama Tea Pregnancy Tea

Why drink a special “pregnancy tea” I hear you say. There are thousands of herbal teas out there, so why a special one for pregnancy?

Well, there are some herbs that are not ideal during pregnancy and some that should only be taken at certain times. However, caffeine is probably more harmful than any of the herbal teas that you could buy in your supermarket, so please do not be alarmed. You would also have to drink a LOT of unsuitable herbal tea for it to have a huge effect. Saying that, there are some things to be aware of.

Spearmint Tea and Pregnancy

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Spearmint tea is better during pregnancy than peppermint tea. Although both are from the same family of herbs, they are quite different in terms of their chemical make-up. Peppermint slightly irritates the uterus lining, whereas spearmint is completely harmless. Spearmint tea like Mama Tea’s Cool Mama tea also help relieve pregnancy heartburn as we have blended it with chamomile and marshmallow leaf, so go for spearmint instead. BUY HERE

Raspberry Leaf and Pregnancy

Mama Tea Pregnancy Tea

Raspberry leaf, hibiscus, motherwort and rosehip all stimulate the uterus, which is not recommended before week 38 of pregnancy, so avoid all of these types of teas at the start of pregnancy. Saying that, towards the end of pregnancy, around week 38 onwards, these herbs are actually extremely beneficial for a pregnant woman. All of these herbs will “tone” the uterus and help the body prepare for birth. Increase the amount you are drinking towards week 40 and these herbal teas will actually stimulate the uterus so much that they can help you go into labour naturally and also increase the intensity of your contractions.

ready mama herbal tea | Mama Tea Pregnancy Tea

There are lots of raspberry leaf teas on the market but very few combine all four of these powerful uterine stimulants. Mama Tea has solved this with their birth preparation tea, Ready Mama as this tea combines all four of these herbs. Mama Tea has also included some lovely rose petals to make this tea smell and taste lovely with the added benefit that rose petals calm the central nervous system. BUY HERE

Rooibos and Pregnancy

Rooibos or redbush tea is a herb that has been used in South Africa by pregnant women for a long time. It is a powerful antioxidant, more than green tea! And it is completely safe to use in pregnancy, so ditch the caffeinated teas and coffees and try a rooibos tea instead.

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At Mama Tea, we wanted our rooibos tea, Glowing Mama, to have some little pregnancy “extras”, so we also added dandelion and elderflower which both help with fluid retention and also some echinacea, nature’s natural antibiotic, for an all-round pregnancy tea! BUY HERE

Drink Mama Tea during your pregnancy for the right herbs at the right time and your peace of mind.

Try our new summer loose leaf teas!


SUMMER LOOSE LEAF TEAS FROM MAMA TEA

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 MOVIE NIGHT LOOSE LEAF TEA

Warm summer’s evening, grab some movie night raspberry popcorn and drive down to watch the latest movie with this blockbuster of a tea. Apple, pineapple and raspberries appear on the screen, warming up for the big star – popcorn! Enjoy this on warm summer’s nights as a delicious iced tea. Now, where is our golden globe for Best Fruit Tea?! TRY HERE

 

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE TEA | loose leaf tea from mama tea

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE LOOSE LEAF TEA

Smoothies are today’s well being health drink of choice and this tea takes it’s inspiration from one of the healthiest around – a blueberry smoothie! We threw in apples, pomegranates, rose hips and cornflowers and the result is a bright blue blueberry smoothie of a tea that will make you smile. TRY HERE!

 

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MANGO POPSICLE LOOSE LEAF TEA

Dreaming of warm summer days and hazy sunshine put us in the mood to make these delicious mango popsicles. Fresh out of the freezer, how cute do they look? Pineapple cubes, mango, strawberry and orange makes this tea a refreshing summer drink. Try it as an iced tea for a real well being cool down this summer!

Go a step further and make this into a delicious iced tea popsicle, by pouring your iced tea into popsicle molds and freezing. A yummy but healthy alternative to traditional ice cream goodies.. TRY HERE!

 

chilli carrot cake tea loose leaf tea from mama tea

CHILLI CARROT CAKE LOOSE LEAF TEA

We love love love carrot cake and decided to throw in some hot chilli to spice up this traditional taste! Rich, earthy rooibos tea is mixed up in this hot recipe of rosebuds, carrots, safflower petals and chilli! We couldn’t resist the challenge of making tea taste like Mama’s fav cake! Go a step further and mix the essence of this delicious tea into your fav carrot cake recipe and serve up a chilli afternoon tea. Hot stuff! TRY HERE!

Taste a little lemon balm this spring!


LEMON BALM

Commonly known as “melissa”, this wonderful herb comes from the Greek word, “mel” meaning honey. It’s bright green leaves are a common sight in many herb gardens. But why is it such a wonderful herb?

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ELIXIR OF YOUTH

The sixteenth century herbalist, Paracelsus called it the “elixir of youth” as it operates as an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiviral and a mild sedative.  It has long been hailed as a natural remedy for depression as well as acting as a gentle natural sedative for emotional upsets.

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DIGESTION

The real healing power of this fabulous herb is it’s wonderful effect on the digestion system. Lemon balm will ease most stomach upsets and digestive complaints, including morning sickness.

Next time you are feeling a little low or have a quest stomach, give lemon balm a chance to heal.

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5 beauty reasons to drink Ginger Tea


GINGER TEA

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Did you know that one of your most powerful beauty and well being products is sitting in your tea cupboard? Put your expensive beauty products to one side, pour a cup of steaming hot ginger tea and read our top ten reasons why ginger tea is a powerful beauty aide:

REASON NO 1 – ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS

Ginger is an excellent at helping your body to absorb essential nutrients and minerals. As we all know, nutrients and minerals are essential to help maintain beautiful skin, hair and nails.

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REASON NO 2 – ANTI-AGING BENEFITS

Ginger contains over forty antioxidant compounds that help to protect against ageing; reason enough to brew up! Ginger removes toxins and stimulates circulation, which allows more nutrients to reach the skin. Antioxidants prevent damage from free radicals, which helps to maintain the youthful appearance of the skin. It improves elasticity making your skin more firm and youthful. In this way, it slows down the signs of ageing.

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REASON NO 3 – CLEARS BLEMISHES

Ginger helps to keep the skin clean, smooth and free of blemishes as it is a powerful antiseptic herb.  It is the best natural acne fighting weapon as it minimizes the rate of acne formation and eruption by killing and clearing the acne causing bacteria. It will nourish your skin also.

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REASON NO 4 – LONG SHINY HAIR

Ginger increases scalp circulation resulting in the flow of blood to your scalp. This stimulates the hair follicles and encourages growth and shine. The fatty acids present in ginger are very beneficial for thin hair.

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REASON NO 5 – TONES SKIN

Ginger is known for its aphrodisiac, antioxidant and toning properties which contribute to radiant skin. You can prepare a simple mask by mixing 2 grated gingers with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 teaspoon lemon juice and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. Apply on your face and rinse with cool water after 30 mins. This will help to soften your skin as well as prevent ageing.

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