To help you take care of your children with exactly what they need in every single moment, we have gathered valuable rules, benefits and recommendations for making children’s tea
Tea is one of the constant companions of your child throughout his or her early years. And good tea is the best help any parent could have if they want to make sure their little precious ones are healthy and happy. But which tea is best for your child? How and when to prepare and give tea to your child?
Of course, herbal teas are the best choice for children. Caffeine is not recommended until the age of 12 and this is one of the reasons to bet on a good herbal tea. The other is provided by the benefits that each herb brings. Some herbs, such as camomile, are completely safe for everybody, even the youngest. You should be careful with others, but you can always consult your pediatrician when in doubt. But if you are a tea lover yourself, you surely know that regular consumption of tea brings various immediate benefits to the organism.
Benefits of tea for children
You can prepare herbal tea when you want to relieve pain or inflammation or help treat a disease. That is why, we have summarized the most important benefits of tea for children.
- Protection against viruses and bacteria
- Protection against cellular mutations
- Strengthening immune system
- Improving digestion
- Blood pressure normalization
- Boosting cardiovascular system
- Improving metabolism
- Mental stimulation
Various herbal teas can soothe aches, especially in the abdomen, can relieve coughs and colds, or simply hydrate your child. But, still, the question comes
Which is the best tea for children?
European pediatricians concur that the safest herbal drinks for the youngest children are mint, camomile and dill infusions. Therefore, they recommend that you give them as tea to your child. The first teas to offer to your child should be one-component and contain a minimum of additives. Choose those that help strengthen the immune system and increase the body’s resistance to viruses and bacteria. Your child can drink them regardless of the season.
Box „Children’s Teas“ – the radiant smile of a happy childhood
We have gathered in our Box “Children’s Tea” three carefully selected herbal and fruit teas with the intention to help you take care of your children with exactly what they need in every single moment to grow up healthy, strong and happy. Those teas are from our Home Tea collection with loose teas. The first two are from everybody’s favorites mint and camomile.
“Egyptian Mint” – the best balm for your child’s tummy
Mint’s fresh green color brings a sensation of health and peace. And probably no one would mistake its aroma for that of another plant. Mint is also one of the herbs with innumerable benefits for the body. You can be sure that you will take care of your child’s entire immune system with our “Egyptian Mint“. This powerful herb has exceptional antibacterial properties.
Our fragrant “Egyptian Mint” can relieve stomach pain and breathing when you have got a cold or flu. For our luxury tea we have selected large mint leaves, grown under the exotic Egyptian sun. Mint can reduce high temperature and help with respiratory problems by relaxing the muscles of the throat and chest. It can relieve gastrointestinal diseases, especially irritable bowel syndrome. Mint has the ability to calm, reduce anxiety and enhance brain activity. This powerful herb normalizes blood pressure. Mint has been proven to help perform various physical exercises by improving the body’s respiratory function and heart rate.
“Royal Camomile” – warming elixir of serenity that can sooth any irritation and fights infections
We called our woderful tea “Royal Camomile” because to us camomile is the queen of herbs. Its color reminds us of pure gold and due to its many benefits we find it as precious as gold. Camomile has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic and wound healing effects.
You can give camomile tea even to your baby because it helps fight colic. Camomile tea is also ideal for relieving various irritations such as an upset stomach or increased nervousness. If your child suffers from colitis or gastritis, give them camomile tea. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. We also know that it relieves the bronchi and sinuses of flu, colds and infections. It can also help reduce fever, the same way as mint. It is recommended as a bedtime drink to calm the child and help him or her sleep better. In addition, camomile will also contribute to a strong immune system.
“Ambrozia” – energizing sweet-and-sour fruit cocktail
Our energizing sweet-and-sour fruit cocktail “Ambrozia” is rich in Vitamin С. You can serve it either hot or cold, depending on the season. With it you will enhance immunity, peristalsis, alleviate stomach irritations and you will keep anemia away from your child.
Our fruit cocktail dazzled with an appetizing red color and entices with its delicious ingredients. Rich in vitamin C and A rosehip gives a boost of energy and strengthens the immune system. The small red berry relieves the symptoms of cold and enhances anti-inflammatory processes. Roses, on the other hand, improve the digestive system function with their mild laxative effect. They are also beneficial for the skin. Strawberries promote good peristalsis, and mallow soothes stomach irritations such as gastritis. Apple’s pectin helps expel toxins from the body, improves the microflora which is the base for strong immune system and facilitates digestion. Therefore, apple tea can be consumed as a prevention from viral diseases. It has a filtering effect on the kidneys and promotes metabolism.
It is well known fact that apricots improve heart health and lower cholesterol. Those fruits with rosy orange color are good for bone health and against constipation. They contain vitamins A, C, K, E and niacin in significant amounts. Apricot decoction relieves inflammation of the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract. A decoction of beetroot is recommended for good complexion and cleaning of the liver. It also helps the body expel harmful substances.
Fragrant vanilla stimulates skin health and hair growth. It also helps fighting anxiety and depression. Especially in tea it relieves digestive problems. Vanilla can help lower fever, fight infections in children and help soothe stomach pain.
When to start giving tea to your child
Herbal teas can be given to children from 3 weeks of age. However, we recommend that you always consult your pediatrician before making any changes to your baby’s diet.
Each type of tea has its own age restrictions. In general, however, you should know that you can give linden and camomile tea to a child from 4 months up, and after 5-6 months of age include mint, ginger and berries tea in the diet. It is not recommended to give black tea or any other tea containing caffeine to children under 1.5 years. Adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 can take up to 100 mg of caffeine a day (depending on the tea, this equates to 1 or 2 two cups).
How to prepare properly tea for your child and what the beverage should be
First of all, we would like to note that all the teas from our Home Tea collection, as the three in the box “Children’s Tea”, are loose teas. You can easily prepare the desired amount in a teapot or in our special porcelain cup with a saucer, lid and strainer, which keeps the drink warm for a longer period of time.
You must make lightly brewed tea and the color of the infusion should be lighter than the one of the infusion you make for yourself. Give your child only fresh tea, preferably warm. Make sure to introduce the new drink into the diet gradually and watch for any undesired reactions to tea your child might have. You need to be especially careful with possible allergies. Also, always brew tea with boiling water, but let the drink cool down before serving it to your child. It is not recommended to give tea to the child at night.
Seven basic rules for giving tea to your child
- Always read the tea’s label carefully. Some teas may contain herbs that are not allowed in a child’s diet until a certain age.
- When giving tea to a baby, choose the period between meals. The amount should not be more than one tablespoon.
- Always make the child’s tea weak. If the infusion becomes too strong, dilute it with water.
- Never give your child hot tea. Make sure it is pleasantly warm, but not boiling.
- Sometimes you can add honey to tea to make it sweeter or for additional prevention of cold. However, never offer honey to children under one year of age. Remember that honey is a strong allergen.
- It is best to buy special children’s teas for your children – never in granules, best loose tea or sachets.
- Before giving your child tea for the first time, make sure that he or she is not allergic to any of its components (even the most harmless “baby” herbs can cause allergies).
Invite your child in the magical world of tea and help him or her enjoy its aromas and benefits
If you love good tea, it is only natural that you want to introduce your child to its exciting and magical world. For a child, tea can be much more than just a drink. It can become a curious journey with discoveries at every turn. Especially if you help your child trace the path of each plant on the way it becomes a delicious drink in their cup, full of fragrances and benefits. How much fun can they have while looking for herbs, flowers and fruits in nature and then trying to dry them for tea or to simply make a herbarium!? Or while trying to detect the different flavors of the drink. And as the infusion gets stronger, watching its color change. And the greatest joy will be for you, sharing with them happy moments of happiness that come from sip of fragrant, good tea.