Rooibos Tea for Nursing Moms

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.

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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

*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!


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