In true stereotypical style, I love tea! My favorite is a typical breakfast tea, how it seems most Americans I know have a coffee to start their day right. I need my tea in the morning to start mine. I also love teas for natural remedies before taking medicines, it’s great to see if something as simple as tea can help.
I love peppermint and ginger for when I’m feeling queasy, ginger tea was a lifesaver during my first trimester. I also had raspberry leaf tea that I started taking on my due date as this some people swear by to induce labor.
Once we had Ellie there were points of times I was worried about my milk production and would drink mothers milk tea. I’m not sure if it was the tea itself or the extra fluid I was having due to drinking more tea but this definitely helped my supply!
I also am someone who doesn’t love the taste of water so I drink hot and iced teas to help with fluid intake. In the winter months when I want a warm drink throughout the day but don’t want to drink caffeine all day long or have too many sugary hot cocoas, YUM! I will drink fruit teas, my favorite are raspberry, mixed berry, blueberry, and peach to name a few.
My husband and I also enjoy sleepy time tea some evenings if we’ve been finding it hard to fall asleep. I felt this was a great help when transitioning Ellie into her room as I was finding it hard to fall asleep with not having her right there beside me.
I also know once breastfeeding is coming to an end I will drink more peppermint tea to help dry up my supply. This is a natural way to help and hopefully, this will help me avoid engorgement.
In all transparency, I do have coffee from time to time at home and 99.9% of the time when I’m out. If I find myself at Starbucks or one of the many coffee shops here in Seattle, I will order a specialty coffee, I find hot teas are usually disappointing from coffee shops. I will in summer order ice teas out, which I love! But can never make quite as delicious at home, I’m probably in denial about the amount of sugar I have to add.
Do you have any teas you swear by for natural remedies or that you just love the taste off? Or are you more of a coffee drinker?