I love using herbs and salves and essential oils, but I do not love tea. To be honest, I’ve never really liked it. When we would have tea parties my mom would indulge my older sister and I and give us chocolate milk instead. 🙂
When I became pregnant with my first child, I knew I needed to drink the red raspberry pregnancy tea. Everyone talked about how good it was for you. I went to my local health food store and bought a box of pre-made tea. I gagged on it. Yuk.
I was skeptical about drinking it again with my last pregnancy, but after discovering the blend of red raspberry tea from The Bulk Herb store I was pleasantly surprised by how much better it tastes than the boxed blends found in the health food stores. So I guzzled it down last pregnancy, still not loving it, but definitely not dreading it like I previously had.
This pregnancy, I’m excited to have improved upon the already excellent blend and add my own little twist to the recipe. It has really improved the taste to me and helps me get even more down! The nice thing is, it is super simple to make and only calls for one extra ingredient!
Red Raspberry Blend Tea Recipe
Yields: A pitcher of tea
10 teaspoons of Mama’s Red Raspberry Brew Blend
2 or 3 bags of Celestial Seasonings Tropical Fruit tea bags
8 cups of boiling water
Honey, sugar, Stevia, or other preferred sweetener.
Boil your water, and add the loose leaf red raspberry and the 2 or 3 tropical fruit tea bags. Cover with a lid and let steep for 5-10 minutes (sometimes I let it steep longer for a stronger tea). Drain the tea using a mesh strainer, add the sweetener of your choice, and put the tea in the refrigerator to cool.
I don’t drink Red Raspberry tea in my first trimester, but I start it in my second and try to drink a lot more in my third trimester. My midwife said I can drink as much as I want, provided I don’t start having a large amount of Braxton Hick contractions.
Red Raspberry tea is good for all women to drink, from teens to older women! In pregnancy, it helps to strengthen the womb, and I’ve heard so many testimonials of easier deliveries and recoveries from women that drink a lot of Red Raspberry tea. I know my delivery with Deborah was an excellent birth, and it was not until the very end that things got intense. I was very happy with how it went, and if I can have have the same birth this time around I will be elated!
In other news…you all are invited to my Usborne Party I’m hosting this Monday night on Facebook! Even if you can’t come, you can shop through this link if you need to get some gifts or just some new homeschool material! I’m giving everyone that orders through my party a free Stackapals digital file, and anyone who orders $50 or more will receive Stackapals and the Character Badge program!
I’m not a consultant with Usborne and I actually rarely host parties! The past year my 9 year old son has loved the historical sticker books we have purchased for him from Usborne, and we have enjoyed some of the history books in school. I saw some of the new art and doodle books they have out and instantly fell in love with them. I recently went to an online Facebook party for Usborne and thought it was fun, so I decided to go ahead and host a party myself! I hope you can join us!
To join the Facebook Party…
Click this link.
RSVP by clicking Join, or Going (not certain exactly which one it will say!).
That is it! Super easy!
Finally, you can get free shipping this weekend at Deborah & Co. on orders of $50 or more with the code: SHIP50FREE at the checkout. This code is only good for USA orders.