Iced Lactation Tea - the ultimate summer drink for breastfeeding mums
Summer is well and truly here in New Zealand and the humidity is just the pits, especially at night. We all know how important keeping our fluids up is, but it’s so easy to fall into the trap of either not drinking enough or choosing quick, unhealthy options.
If you’re breastfeeding, then there’s even more need to increase your fluid intake and sometimes water can get a little boring.
Totally Devoted Lactation Tea can be easily infused into your water, and it’s a great way to keep things interesting. It not only tastes delicious, it’s also refreshing, soothing and will help boost your milk supply too!
A happy customer let us know that she makes a big batch every day, keeps it nice and chilled in the fridge to sip on throughout the day, then she adds it along with ice to a large bottle to drink during those long hot night-time feeds. YUM!
Health Benefits of Iced Tea
A natural, unsweetened Ice Tea contains antioxidants which will help your body fight off disease as well as help slow down the aging process and even help towards healthier skin - who doesn't want all these benefits?
Choosing a natural, herbal tea like our Lactation Tea will give you a caffeine and guilt free drink you can enjoy safely while breastfeeding or drink at any time of day or night without it disturbing your body's sleep patterns or doing any of the damage to your overall health that caffeine can do.
Can Help You Lose Weight
A natural Iced Tea can even help you lose weight as it will have zero calories, but is a great way to still get that 'sweet hit' when you feel you need something instead of reaching for a chocolate bar!
Many people find too that replacing any sugary drinks you would usually drink with Iced Tea has helped them reduce their overall sugar daily sugar intake and help lose weight too.
Lactation Tea Ingredients
Added Benefits of Drinking Iced Lactation Tea
Milk boosting ingredients like Aniseed and Fennel and Marshmallow are the obvious benefit to drinking an Iced Lactation Tea this summer, but if you choose our Lactation Tea to brew your tea from, it also contains a whole host of other uniquely blended additions designed to help overall health of new mums and in fact anyone at all!
Rosehips give our Lactation Tea is soothing, nostalgic taste and also contain many health benefits available due to the presence of vitamin C, flavonoids, carotenoids, polyphenols, catechins and other phytochemicals present in these.
Red raspberry leaf is also included in our special tea blend because it's high in Vitamins C, E, A, B and has significant amounts of major minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus. It also contains essential trace minerals such as zinc, iron, chromium and manganese.
Drinking red raspberry leaf in a tea form like this makes it readily absorbable and perfect for during preconception, the later parts of pregnancy and beyond.
Lemon Verbena also plays a significant role in our tea thanks to its reputation for being a soothing, calming beverage which is also reputed to help hormone balance throughout the body.
The addition of other ingredients like Marigold Flower and Sunflower Seeds are included in our very special Lactation Tea blend for their anti-inflammatory benefits and how they can help overall immune health too.
How to Make Iced Lactation Tea
Just add the usual amount of our Lactation Tea loose leaf tea to your teapot, tea infuser, brew pot or whatever you would usually make it in.
You can buy our easy to use infusers here
- Add hot water and then chill in the fridge until cold.
- Serve with ice and voila! You have Iced Lactation Tea on hand to sip throughout the day.
We find our tea is delicious and naturally sweet thanks to its other fruity ingredients that it doesn't requires no extra sweetening, but you can add a dash of honey or maple syrup if needed.
Trust us when we say your body will thank you - and if you're breastfeeding, so will your baby.