may you never thirst *Tea Ceremony *Tea Project: Mother’s Turmeric Tea *Tea Project: Mama’s Happy Tea *Tea Project: ‘You Rock’ Mama Tea *Optional Tea Project: Sweetwater Lactation *Optional Tea Project: Chia Dream
a mother roaster nourishes postpartum women
tapestry of tea
BEAUTY WAY: The Japanese tea ceremony is called Chanoyu, Sado or simply Ocha in Japanese. It is a choreographed ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called Matcha, together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea. Preparing tea in this ceremony means pouring all one's attention into the predefined movements. The whole process is not about drinking tea, but is about aesthetics, preparing a bowl of tea from one's heart. The host of the ceremony always considers the guests with every movement and gesture. Even the placement of the tea utensils is considered from the guests view point (angle), especially the main guests called the Shokyaku.
Mother Roasters: Prepare your own special version of a Tea Ceremony for your mamas! Perhaps create this together with an afternoon around listening to her : ”sealing story”. Your attention to detail will be deeply appreciated! When you create teas for your mamas, do so with love and pure intentions.
Tea Ceremony *bless the tea as you create it *with every pour give love and thanks NOTE : After you have the tea ceremony, you can leave her with a large mason jar full of the tea.
Mother's Turmeric Tea
Turmeric has been used for 2,500 years in India for medicinal purposes. This simple tea is consumed by mamas during the first three weeks after childbirth. Among the many healing characteristics of turmeric are antimicrobial and anti- inflammatory properties. In hot tea form, it helps shrink and tone the uterus. Turmeric stimulates blood circulation aiding the body to shed locia faster, as well as, being a natural anti- coagulant...and it is known to inhibit blood clotting. Curcumin, a natural phenolic compound in turmeric, is useful in boosting a mama’s immunity during this time.
Peel 2-inch piece of fresh turmeric. Depending on a mama’s taste a larger piece or a few pieces can be used.
4 cups of water
*Boil over a very, low flame for at least one hour. Pour into a mug and add honey and milk if desired drink hot or warm – not cool or cold. Drink three consecutive mornings then repeat for week two and three.
Mama's happy Tea
Alfalfa: one of Nature's most nutritious herbs, it also balances the hormones, and helps the mother to revive her strength. Cinnamon: this warming, comforting herb gently stimulates the uterus to heal and soothes away anxiety and stress. Lady's Mantle: a uterine tonic which staunches bleeding, heals the placental site, relieves after-pains and has mild pain-relieving properties. It also balances the hormones. Motherwort: a uterine tonic which relieves postpartum cramping and after-pains and also has soothing effects to alleviate anxiety. Nettle: the perfect post-natal herb, richly nutritious and a wonderful general tonic, especially after heavy blood loss. Excellent for a new mother who is feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Red Raspberry Leaf: a richly nutritious herb which tones the uterus muscle and promotes healing and balance. Skullcap: has gentle sedative properties which nourish the nervous system. Helpful when a new mother has a lot on her mind and may be over-stimulated and 'wired', perhaps so tired that she can't 'wind down'. This will help her calm down and find her center, and be able to sleep. Vervain: truly a mother's friend, this nervine nourishes the nervous system. Along with Skullcap it is ideal for soothing away any 'baby blues' and supporting rest and calm. It also encourages a plentiful milk supply. **Equal parts of all/ let steep for 5-10 minutes**
"you Rock" Mama Tea
by Demetria Clark
2 parts chamomile flower (Matricaria recutita)
2 parts hibiscus flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
1 part rose petal (Rosa spp.)
1/8 part lavender flower (Lavendula officinalis)
1/4 part rose hips (Rosa canina)
3 parts lemon balm leaf (Melissa officinalis)
Make this by the gallon. It is rich in nervines, vitamins and minerals. Mom, family and care providers can drink this throughout the day, hot or cold.
Sweetwater Lactation Tea
should be in every wise woman's cupboard... Combine and mix in a glass jar:
1/3 Fenugreek seeds
2/3 Fennel seeds
Place 1-2 tsp. mixed seeds in a half-gallon ball jar.
Pour water over. Cover tightly and let sit for at least 20 minutes.
NOTE: Beneficial for warming digestion and milk production. If have extra milk supply reduce fenugreek seed
high in fiber
2/3 cup chia seeds
2 cups unsweetened soymilk, almond milk or rice milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons currants or chopped dried figs or dates
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
Put chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla in a 1-quart glass jar with a lid. Tighten the lid and shake well to thoroughly combine. Or, stir together seeds, almond milk and vanilla in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, stir well. Spoon into bowls and top with fruit and coconut. Or you can drink it directly after making!