Rooibos Tea for Nursing Moms

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Since giving up coffee, I have been drinking about a liter of tea every day. Which is kind of strange since it's still summer, but I needed something that gave me the same warm fuzzy feeling. While I love herbal teas, rooibos (red) tea has always been my favourite feel-good tea. It has a richness and depth that I find satisfying in a way similar to coffee. Since I have started buying my own loose leaf teas and other herbs, I have really enjoyed blending together different things to create unique tea blends that taste good and are good for me. One of the blends that I concocted quickly became my favourite. It's a beautiful, rich rooibos tea with fennel and fenugreek.

Rooibos is a caffeine-free tea which makes it a good choice for nursing moms and fennel and fenugreek are both galactagogues that promote breastmilk production. This combination makes it a fantastic choice for nursing moms!

If you're skeptical about the fennel--due to the black licorice resemblance--fear not! I can't stand the smell of black licorice let alone the taste, but you don't get that taste in the tea at all.

If you're looking to replace coffee, this is how I am doing it! Keep reading to see what else I add to my tea to make it extra delicious :)

Rooibos Tea for Nursing Moms

Ingredients

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*This recipe can easily be scaled to make more or less.

Directions

  1. Measure out ingredients and place in a bowl or in a jar
  2. Mix everything together
  3. Store in an air-tight container

To make tea, use 1.5-2 teaspoons of tea per 8oz cup. Steep for 4-7 minutes.

I like my tea extra strong because I most often add a splash of full-fat coconut milk to my cup so I will usually add a bit more tea and steep for at least 10 minutes. I also love to turn this into a rooibos tea latte by adding coconut milk and a drizzle of raw, local honey and giving it a quick blend with my immersion blender (my favourite kitchen tool, by the way!)

If you're looking for a warm, rich tea that is free of caffeine and is good for nursing moms, give this recipe a try!

While this tea does contain galactagogue herbs which may enhance your breastmilk production, the amount of the herbs in this tea may not significantly boost your supply. If you are looking for a tea that has been shown to increase milk supply, check out Mom's Choice Nursing Tea. I have personally experienced the benefits of using this particular blend!