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About our tea....

We have selected the finest ingredients for our teas to be used in our tea bags. The ingredients will retain their best flavour if they are stored in a cool, dark, dry place. When you take a tea bag out fold back the packaging and place in the box and seal. Airtight storage will maintain the quality of the taste. 

For maximum taste brew your tea with freshly boiled, filtered water. Steep for 3-5 minutes depending on how strong you like it. Its also possible to get two cups of tea out of each tea bag, just brew for a bit longer the second time around. 

Some of the ingredients we use are organic, we source our ingredients from a wide range of farms around the world. Each farm is carefully vetted by our world class blending team.  

All of our ingredients are carefully sourced ingredients from trusted suppliers, and are hand-blended and packed in the UK. This means: 

Everything can be traced back to source. 

Our Natural flavourings are 100% derived from natural sources.

*Our teas are hand packed in the UK in environments that handle many different blending ingredients and we cannot 100% guarantee no cross-contamination. 

Drinking one or two cups of tea a day during pregnancy is thought to be a great way of replacing caffeine found in your daily coffee. It is not recommended to drink copious amounts in your first trimester, sadly! You want to avoid any tea’s with Raspberry leaf tea in, until your past your 32 week date. Then it is highly recommended to drink this tea to prepare the body for labour. If in any doubt please speak to your midwife or GP. 

Yes, at the heart of what we do our women’s health is top priority.  

Any allergens on our teas are listed clearly in bold on the packaging or our website, check each individual blend.  

We use all sorts of wonderful ingredients from all over the world and therefore cannot guarantee they haven't been processed in an environment where they may have come into contact with allergens. 

WARNING: Our teas are hand packed in the UK in environments that handle many different blending ingredients and we cannot 100% guarantee no cross-contamination. Therefore, all blends may contain traces of: wheat, nuts, peanuts, milk, soya, mustard, sesame and sulphites.

100% sugar free and zero calories!

Yes! Our teas are made with 100% plant based ingredients.


WARNING: Our teas are hand packed in the UK in environments that handle many different blending ingredients and we cannot 100% guarantee no cross-contamination. Therefore, all blends may contain traces of: wheat, nuts, peanuts, milk, soya, mustard, sesame and sulphites

Mother Cuppa is not like the herbal tea you buy on your supermarket shelf. Candice, Funder to Mother Cuppa starts by searching for an ingredient to support a particular pain point women in midlife find. She then conducts thorough research looking into the scientific facts back up the purpose of the ingredient. Sometimes this means putting more than one ingredient together to create a more powerful blend.

Candice uses whole ingredients as close to its original source as possible to ensure maximum benefits are added to each fusion.

Candice then uses her skills as a Tea Sommelier to blend the flavours together and create the Mother Cuppa recipes. The tea tastes unlike any other herbal tea you would have tasted, don’t just take out word for it, check out the reviews.

Adaptogenic herbs, quite simply, are plants that help the body to adapt to stress.  They can aid in regulating our stress response and enable us to function better even in our most difficult times. Adaptogens produce special plant chemicals that help the plants themselves adapt and survive in harsh conditions. These chemicals work in our bodies to help build resistance to stress and the negative effects it brings about. They help to normalise our stress response and regulate the release of stress hormones and their effects.  Find out more in our blog: https://mothercuppatea.com/blogs/our-blog/ultimate-guide-to-apoptogenic-herbs?_pos=2&_sid=fd145b482&_ss=r

Candice has been using herbal tea’s for over 20 years and for her, it has been a great addition alongside a healthy lifestyle that has supported hormone balance.  The use of herbal teas for menopause symptoms is a topic of interest, and several herbs are commonly used for this purpose. However, it's important to note that while there is some scientific research on herbal remedies for menopause, the evidence is limited. The effectiveness of herbal teas in managing menopause symptoms can vary among individuals, and what works for one person may not work for another. Similarly to HRT.

Herbal teas have been used for centuries as remedies for various health conditions and to promote general well-being. While they are not a magic solution, many herbal teas do offer potential benefits

How long does it take herbal tea to start working?

The time it takes for herbal tea to start working can vary depending on several factors, including the individual's metabolism, the specific herbs used in the tea, and the desired effects. Generally, herbal teas are known to have a milder and more gradual onset compared to other beverages like coffee or energy drinks.

In terms of immediate effects such as taste and aroma, you will notice those as soon as you start drinking the tea. However, if you're referring to the therapeutic effects of herbal tea, such as relaxation, digestion aid, or sleep promotion, it typically takes some time for the active compounds in the herbs to be absorbed and have an impact on the body.

For many people, the effects of herbal tea start to become noticeable within 20 to 30 minutes after consumption. However, it's important to keep in mind that herbal teas often work through cumulative effects, meaning the benefits may increase gradually with regular and consistent use over a longer period. In some cases, it may take a few days or weeks of consistent consumption to experience the full effects of certain herbal teas.

Remember that the specific herbs and their intended effects can vary greatly. Some herbs have immediate effects, while others may require more time to take effect. If you're using herbal tea for a specific purpose, it's advisable to consult the instructions or recommendations provided with the tea or seek guidance from a knowledgeable herbalist or healthcare professional.

When it comes to drinking herbal tea while on medication, it's crucial to exercise caution and consult with a healthcare professional. Although herbal teas are generally considered natural, they can contain bioactive compounds that may interact with medications. These interactions can affect the effectiveness or safety of the medications you are taking.

Here are some examples of common medications that may potentially be affected by drinking herbal tea:

  1. Blood thinners (e.g., Warfarin): Herbal teas such as chamomile, ginger, and ginkgo biloba can have anticoagulant effects, which may increase the risk of bleeding when combined with blood-thinning medications.
  2. Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - SSRIs): St. John's wort, a popular herbal remedy for depression, can interact with SSRIs and reduce their effectiveness or lead to serotonin syndrome, a potentially serious condition.
  3. Immunosuppressants (e.g., Cyclosporine): Some herbal teas, including echinacea and green tea, can stimulate the immune system, which may interfere with the effectiveness of immunosuppressant medications.
  4. Antidiabetic medications: Certain herbal teas, like bitter melon and fenugreek, have been associated with blood sugar-lowering effects. When combined with antidiabetic medications, these teas may cause an excessive drop in blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).
  5. Sedatives or tranquilisers: Herbal teas with sedative properties, such as valerian root or kava, may enhance the effects of medications like benzodiazepines or sleep aids, leading to increased drowsiness or sedation.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and there may be other medications that can interact with specific herbal teas. It is crucial to consult with a healthcare professional to obtain accurate and personalised advice regarding the specific medications you are taking and the herbal teas you wish to consume. They can provide guidance on potential interactions and help you make informed decisions about the safe use of herbal teas alongside your medications.

Yes, men can drink herbal tea aimed at women. Don’t worry, they won’t start growing boobs or anything!  Herbal teas are generally safe for consumption by both men and women, and many of the herbs used in teas targeted towards women's health also offer potential benefits for men. While some herbal teas may have specific benefits for women's health concerns, such as managing menopause symptoms.

The decision to drink herbal tea with milk is a matter of personal preference. Traditionally, herbal teas are not typically consumed with milk, as they are often enjoyed on their own.

It's important to note that adding milk to herbal tea may dilute the herbal flavours and potentially alter the intended therapeutic properties of the herbs. If you are drinking herbal tea for specific health benefits, it's best to consume it without milk to fully experience the herbal properties.

  1. Place 1 tea bag into your favourite cup
  2. Add boiling water (filtered is the best)
  3. Brew for 3 minutes – Longer if you like a strong flavour
  4. Drink and enjoy

Energise – Cherry

Hydration – Strawberry

Relaxation – Pear and Caramel

Natural flavourings are basically natural flavouring preparations which have been derived from only natural ingredients as opposed to artificial flavours or nature-identical flavours, which are the chemical equivalent of natural flavourings but chemically synthesised rather than being extracted from natural source materials.

For the flavouring to be described as natural, it must be 100% derived from natural sources. If reference is also given to the source, e.g a ‘natural lemon flavouring’, then 95% of the flavouring must be derived from lemons. The remaining 5% must also be natural, but allows manufacturers to bring out different characteristics of the flavouring to suit different products.

A tea sommelier, also known as a tea master or tea connoisseur, is an expert in the art and knowledge of tea. Similar to a wine sommelier, a tea sommelier possesses a deep understanding of tea varieties, origins, brewing techniques, flavour profiles, and the overall appreciation of tea.

Ah! You’re referring to our relax blend! For this blend the smell was just as important as the ingredients. As someone who has struggled with anxiety in midlife having something that invigorates my senses really aids me to gain that five minutes clam that I need.

I’ll let you guess what that amazingly intoxicating smell is! Email when you think you’ve worked it out.

Whether a person undergoing cancer treatment can drink herbal tea depends on various factors, including the specific type of cancer, the stage of treatment, and the individual's overall health. It's important to consult with the healthcare team overseeing the cancer treatment to determine if herbal tea consumption is safe and suitable.

Here are a few considerations regarding herbal tea consumption during cancer treatment:

  1. Potential Interactions: Herbal teas may interact with cancer treatments or medications, affecting their efficacy or causing unwanted side effects. Some herbs can interfere with drug metabolism, absorption, or increase the risk of bleeding. It's crucial to inform the healthcare team about any herbal teas you are consuming to ensure they won't negatively interact with the treatment plan.
  2. Immune System and Treatment Side Effects: Cancer treatments can weaken the immune system, and certain herbs may have immune-stimulating properties that could be detrimental during treatment. Additionally, some herbs may exacerbate treatment side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, or mouth sores. The healthcare team can provide guidance on which herbs are safe and appropriate for your specific situation.
  3. Individual Sensitivities: People may have individual sensitivities or allergies to specific herbs, which can cause adverse reactions. It's important to be aware of any potential sensitivities and discuss them with the healthcare team.
  4. Supportive Care: In some cases, healthcare professionals may recommend certain herbal teas as part of supportive care measures during cancer treatment. For example, ginger tea may help alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea. However, this recommendation should come from the healthcare team based on their expertise and knowledge of your specific situation.

    Always consult with the healthcare team overseeing your cancer treatment before consuming herbal teas or any other complementary therapies.

When it comes to consuming herbal tea during pregnancy, it is important to exercise caution and consult with your healthcare provider. While certain herbal teas are generally considered safe during pregnancy, others may pose risks to the developing fetus or have uncertain effects due to limited scientific research.

Here are a few considerations regarding herbal tea consumption during pregnancy:

  1. Safety of Specific Herbs: Some herbs commonly found in herbal teas, such as peppermint, ginger, chamomile, and raspberry leaf, are generally regarded as safe for pregnant women when consumed in moderation. These teas may provide relief for common pregnancy discomforts such as nausea, digestive issues, or insomnia. However, it is still advisable to consult with your healthcare provider to ensure their suitability for your specific situation.
  2. Avoidance of Certain Herbs: Certain herbs are known to have potential risks during pregnancy and should be avoided. Examples include herbs like black cohosh, blue cohosh, pennyroyal, and others that may stimulate uterine contractions or have hormonal effects. Additionally, herbal teas containing ingredients like licorice root or St. John's wort may also carry potential risks and should be avoided or used under professional guidance.
  3. Quality and Preparation: If you decide to consume herbal teas during pregnancy, it is important to ensure the quality and safety of the products. Choose reputable brands and avoid teas that contain additives or unknown ingredients. Proper preparation of herbal teas by following recommended brewing guidelines is also essential to avoid excessive concentrations of active compounds.
  4. Individual Considerations: Every pregnancy is unique, and individual factors, such as underlying health conditions, medication use, or previous pregnancy complications, can influence the safety of herbal tea consumption. It's essential to discuss your specific situation with your healthcare provider, who can provide personalized advice based on your medical history and individual needs.

Always consult with your healthcare provider before consuming herbal teas or any other dietary supplements during pregnancy.

Sourcing the ingredients is very important to us, so we work with a blender in the UK who visit every farm they purchase form and have a strict criterion for checking the sustainability of the ingredients and the conditions for the workforce

Ladies, you will be super pleased to hear that Mother Cuppa tea is completely calories free! It’s a perfect addition to a healthy lifestyle.

There are absolutely zero additional to our blends. Completely no sugar at all.

Yes all of our teas are caffeine free.

Ashwagandha, an herb commonly used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, is known for its adaptogenic properties, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress and promotes overall balance. While it can have a positive impact on both sleep and energy levels, its effects can vary depending on the individual and the specific circumstances.

  1. Sleep: Ashwagandha may help reduce stress and anxiety, which can contribute to improved sleep quality. By promoting relaxation and reducing cortisol levels (a stress hormone), ashwagandha may indirectly support better sleep.
  2. Energy: Ashwagandha is also known for its potential energizing effects. As an adaptogen, it may help enhance resilience to physical and mental stress, potentially boosting energy levels and combating fatigue. By supporting the body's stress response, ashwagandha may help promote a sense of well-being and vitality. We’ve blended Ashwaganda with additional ingredients known to support your bodies stamina and feel it was best suited to an energise blend.

Yes, we get you! Both relativity overpowering tastes, however at Mother Cuppa HQ we want the ingredients in our blends to complement each other and for no one taste to be more overpowering than another.

When we have done live taste testing events most people who have commented that they don’t like one of the flavours have been hugely surprised that they have in fact enjoyed a Mother Cuppa blend. Why don’t you try and let us know what you think.

Our packaging....

All of our tea bags are biodegradable. The materials used for the tea bags, string and tags are PLA woven mesh, with PLA thread and a paperboard tag with PLA coating. PLA (polylactic acid) is a polymer resin made by the lactic fermentation of glucose which is derived from corn starch.  

If your local authority does composting on an industrial level they can also be thrown into your household compost bin. We highly recommend checking the rules on your local authorities food composting bins.  

Our (Plastic look) packaging storing our tea bags is;  

100% compostable 

100% biodegradable  

Our Eco crimp bags are made from NatureFlex which is a compostable film which is made from natural, renewable resources, such as wood pulp, and is both biodegradable and compostable which makes it one of the most eco-friendly ways to store our tea.

Our postal boxes and tea boxes are;  

100% recyclable and made up of a minimum of 80% recycled material. We also used water based ink, meaning this as well is 100% recyclable 

Your experience....

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