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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, reishi mushrooms were dried, cut into slices, boiled in hot water and then steeped to make a healing tea/soup. They are  reputed for longevity, better immune function and mental clarity, earning them the nickname “king of mushrooms.”

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Drinking tea when pregnant Some medical professionals advise women to avoid caffeine during pregnancy; others say a couple of cups a day is OK. Always seek advice if you’re not sure. We provide a range of caffeine free teas that are safe during pregnancy and may help ease pregnancy discomforts such as nausea, digestive problems and labour.Important: always check the product descriptions, as some teas are best used (or avoided) at particular stages of pregnancy.For more information, please see our blog post Teas and herbs during pregnancy and please contact us for advice for with your specific needs.   Drinking...

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When you are breastfeeding, drinking excess caffeine can cause baby to become fussy and may even cause sleep problems. It is recommended to only drink caffeinated beverages directly after you have finished breastfeeding so that the caffeine has a chance to move out of your system before the next feed is due. We recommend sticking to teas which are naturally lower in levels of tannins and caffeine. A great example of this is Australian Daintree Tea. Alternatively there are many caffeine free alternatives. Many of these have added benefits for the nursing mum. With any herbs during breastfeeding we advise...

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Long-term exposure to toxins, pollution and preservatives, along with lifestyle choices such as alcohol, cigarettes or poor diet can start to damage our health, behaviours and immune system. Herbal teas offer a wonderful tool for aiding a detox programme for getting your health on track, by supporting the organs in the body that are doing all of the hard work.   Herbal teas for aiding your detox programme The following are a few of our most beneficial teas for helping detox your body.   Dandelion Root Great for purifying the blood, liver, and kidneys. Aids digestion, reduces bloating and regulates...

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Since the beginnings of nearly every ancient civilisation, herbs have been used for both their culinary flavours and their medicinal properties. Infusing these herbs into water to create a beverage with health benefits, has long since been taken from the realms of pure folklore and given real credibility by the scientific community. Various herbs contain a wealth of nutrients which readily infuse into water and can in turn be easily absorbed into our bodies. Of course the therapeutic benefits of herbal teas are only the beginning. Once you find your perfect herbal tea, you likely won’t mind what the healing...

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