In the March mamaME Box you will find Night Owl Tea Bags from HotTea Mama. Founded by Bethan and Kate, they make delicious blends of tea for all stages of pregnancy and motherhood. Find out what inspired them and how they juggle business and mum-ing!
Tell us a bit about yourself
I'm a total tea nerd, having studied Chinese at university, writing my thesis on Chinese tea and then working in the tea trade ever since - 11 years and counting. I now have 2 gorgeous babes, Cerys and Hector. I live in Oxford with them and my partner Jake who I met at uni many moons ago. We spend the majority of our time outside, making the most of the Oxfordshire countryside and pubs!
How do you find juggling mama hood and running your own business?
Hectic. Particularly at the beginning I was often extremely frustrated with the confines I had to work in - nap times, evenings and a few on the hoof emails, but I've had to become more zen! Now
I've relaxed, it's extremely satisfying and every order we get makes me dance inside.
Tell us about your business ‘HotTea Mama'?
HotTea Mama is a specialist tea brand with teas for pregnant women and mums at all stages of motherhood. We created each blend to have a specific purpose. Whether it be easing morning sickness, preparing the body for labour, supporting milk supply, or reducing stress and increasing relaxation after bathtime. We only use whole leaf ingredients, and pack them into biodegradable nylon teabags in the UK. Most importantly to us, the blends are delicious. Caffeine-free doesn't need to be taste-free, and healthy doesn't need to be boring. They're the perfect baby shower gift for tea
loving mamas, or a great personal treat, because all mums deserve a cup of loveliness in their day. We've also tested all the blends repeatedly to make sure they microwave well - they do and are the perfect
What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
Working with a good friend on something we're passionate about is fantastic. I love that we've made something from nothing, and that our teas are at people's baby showers, supporting women in what is an amazing, but incredibly challenging time is brilliant.
Where can people find and buy your teas?
On our website www.hotteamama.com
Do you have any other exciting news or upcoming events?
We've just been featured in Gurgle magazine for their Feb edition which is super exciting for us! Follow Hot Tea Mama on their social channels for all of their latest news and updates:
Thanks so much for chatting with us Bethan. Two mums on a fantastic mission - we can't wait to see your journey ahead! Oh and also - tried and tested- the teas are delicious! Good luck ladies.