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HotTea Mama is a finalist in the West Oxfordshire Business Awards 2020

West Oxfordshire Business Awards - Finalist Retail Award 2020

February 16 2020
We're very proud to say that we've been selected as a Finalist in the Retail Award at the West Oxfordshire Business Awards.
You should control the amount of tea you drink when pregnant, HotTea Mama advises 3 cups of any tea per day in line with NHS guidelines.

How many cups of HotTea Mama Tea are ok per day when you're pregnant?

February 16 2020
If you're worried about how much tea to drink when you're pregnant, it can be a mine-field to get advice online.  We've pulled the NHS guidelines to give you confidence when drinking our pregnancy teas.
HotTea Mama Morning Rescue blend can ease morning sickness

Helping Morning Sickness Symptoms - Morning Rescue Tea

February 15 2020
How can a tea help morning sickness?  It can't gaurantee to, but there are many natural, caffeine free herbs that can ease nausea.  We have packed these in to our Morning Rescue tea blend.
Mulled wine tea recipe, perfect for pregnancy and breastfeeding, by HotTea Mama

Alcohol free, tea total, mulled wine recipe

February 15 2020
If you can't drink alcohol this Christmas, we have the perfect tea-total mulled wine recipe, using our Get Up & Glow tea.
Mince Pie recipe by HotTea Mama

Homemade Christmas Mince Pie Recipe

February 15 2020
This home made mince pie recipe is the perfect combination to have with a cup of our tea.
Baby being breastfed by her mum

Breastfeeding Tea and Galactagogues

February 15 2020
Breastfeeding is incredible, but it's also hard.  Many women suffer from low milk supply, or have concerns about how to ensure they are producing enough milk for their babies.  Natural herbs, known as galactagogues, can help support women.  Our Milk's Up tea is full of them, and this is why and how we chose them.
Morning Rescue Tea is the perfect part of a pregnancy breakfast

Award Winning Morning Rescue Tea

February 15 2020
Our Morning Rescue Tea won a bronze award for best morning sickness product in the Bizzie Baby Awards.  And here's why it can help nausea in pregnancy...
How to get a lift without drinking caffeine when pregnant or breastfeeding

How To Get A Lift Without Caffeine

February 15 2020
Get Up & Glow tea uses grapes as it's base, you get a natural sugar lift, as well as a huge number of vitamins and antioxidants.  It's a healthy alternative to caffeine, suitable for pregnancy and breasfeeding.
Gurgle Magazine picking HotTea Mama as a new arrival to watch out for

Gurgle Magazine Loves Our Tea!

February 15 2020
We couldn't be more excited to be featured in Gurgle Magazine!  Given that they're a baby magazine for modern mums, they're right up our street - our teas are for modern mums too.
Emma from Isabella and us, and her daughter, sharing her experience of post-natal depression

Post-natal Depression

February 15 2020
This guest blog is from the lovely Emma at Isabella and Us.  She went through post-natal depression, and shares her story here.
HotTea Mama plastic free, biodegradable whole leaf tea bags

Our Tea Bags Are Plastic Free

February 15 2020
You may have seen in the press that many of the tea brands you find in the supermarket, have plastic in their tea.  We're proud to say that our tea bags are 100% plastic free, and are made from biodegradable cornstarch.  Pop them in your food bin to help the planet!
Nicola from Mummy Nutrition, sharing nutrition tips for the fourth trimester

What To Eat As A New Mummy (Or Daddy!)

February 15 2020

The amazing @mummynutrition has written this post for us, to give the best advice on self care and nutrition in motherhood.  Tea is only a part of what you need!

Laura from the Pregnancy Food Company, talking about fertility and nutrition

Fertility and Nutrition

February 15 2020
Here are 10 top tips on improving your fertility from Laura of The Pregnancy Food Company
Night Owl tea is a herbal tea blended from natural muscle relaxants to help aid sleep

Night Owl Tea - A Natural Sleep Aid

February 15 2020
Our Night Owl tea blend is blended using herbal ingredients that are all natural muscle relaxants.  They are caffeine free and safe for pregnancy and if you're breastfeeding.  Learn more about the research showing that chamomile, lavender, valerian root, rooibos and lime flowers can help you sleep.
Pregnant woman enjoying a cup of The Final Push raspberry leaf tea as part of her birth preparation through pregnancy

Raspberry Leaf Tea & Birth Preparation

February 15 2020
You may read online that you can drink Raspberry Leaf tea to bring on labour if you're over due.  This is unfortunately not proven to be true at all, but there are some research studies that show that if you drink it from 32 weeks on, you can statistically have a shorter second stage of labour, and less interventions during birth.
HotTea Mama was founded by Bethan and Kate, they still run it from their kitchen tables today.

Who are the HotTea Mamas?

February 15 2020

We are Bethan and Kate.

We met at university, and went through some pretty major life changes together.  Swapping cocktails for bottles, and handbags for changing bags will definitely bond you together!

Kate had the idea for HotTea Mama, and Bethan had the tea knowledge having been a tea blender for over 12 years.  So we have made a range of teas to help women through pregnancy, breastfeeding, motherhood and beyond.