Anna Louise Simpson - Founder of Mama Tea
Mama Tea was founded by Anna Simpson, busy mum of two young children. Anna discovered natural herbal tea during her first pregnancy. However, Anna struggled to find tasty natural herbal teas for the different stages of pregnancy, therefore she wanted to create her own range for other pregnant and breastfeeding women to enjoy. Anna has a different herbal tea for every stage of pregnancy and breastfeeding and she has made natural teas taste good!
Tasty Natural Herbal Teas to drink during Pregnancy
During Anna's pregnancy, she discovered that there were lots of natural herbal teas to choose from but struggled in two aspects:
1. I didn't know which herbal teas were safe to take during pregnancy and which ones to avoid. My midwife had told me all about raspberry leaf tea but none of the brands that I found had instructions or warnings about when exactly I should start drinking this herbal tea (it is week 38 by the way!). Therefore, I was at a bit of a loss in this respect.
2. I also could not find any herbal teas that tasted good!! This is important to all of us and I just couldnt understand why the herbal teas that I drank all tasted so *healthy*, *bland*, *downright horrible*. Therefore, when I had the idea to come up with a range of herbal teas for pregnant and breastfeeding women, I wanted mine to TASTE GOOD!!
Natural Herbal Teas
Anna consulted with one of the top medical herbalists in the UK, who is an expert on the herbs to use in pregnancy. This expert was able to advise Anna which natural herbs to use for each herbal tea and also advised Anna on the warnings to put on the teas, in able to give pregnant and breastfeeding women as much information as possible.
Natural and Caffeine-free
Anna enjoys lots of different teas and coffees, but there are times when it is good to cut down on your caffeine intake and enjoy a caffeine-free alternative. All of Anna's Mama Teas are 100% natural and 100% naturally caffeine-free. Anna has not used any chemical processes to get rid of the caffeine. She has just used natural herbs which don’t contain any caffeine.
Blending Anna's Natural Herbal Teas
Working with a Master Tea Blender, Anna took the principles of traditional tea blending and applied them to herbal tea, in order to make each natural Mama Tea taste really good. Sometimes, if you use only one herb on its own or don’t blend it properly, the tea can taste a little bitter. As a result, Anna wanted each natural Mama Tea to be blended to taste good whilst making sure that they all tasted very different.
Mumpreneur of Mama Tea
Anna started Mama Tea whilst she was breastfeeding her second baby and was looking after her eldest who was a toddler at the time. Anna managed to do this because of the power of the internet, as she started Mama Tea from my dining room. Anna is one of many *mumpreneurs* who are building businesses from home using the internet and social media. Anna was lucky enough to win the Best Start-up Award in 2010 from the wonderful people at Mumpreneur UK. If you are a mum or a mum-to-be and are interested in how you go about starting up a business, please subscribe to her blog - The Mamapreneur. Please also check out Mumpreneur UK, as they can give you a huge amount of support.
If you would like to get in touch with Anna to discuss her natural herbal Mama Tea, please get in touch on Linked-In, by Twitter or email me. Anna is available for interviews, public speaking events and all things tea related.
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