Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Recipes You'll Actually Want to Drink pregnancy post by Mama Natural

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Recipes You’ll Actually Want to Drink

Red raspberry leaf tea is said to be a magical elixir that helps make natural childbirth easier. It’s been proven to make labor faster and reduce complications, but getting the recommended two cups per day ain’t easy—unless you have the right red raspberry leaf tea recipes at your disposal.

The Best Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Before we get dive into the recipes, you’re going to need your tea. Whether you prefer bagged or loose tea, here are two great organic options.

Basic Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Recipe

Red raspberry leaf tea has a wonderful flavor that is very similar to black tea (without the caffeine). If you like tea, it tastes great plain, hot or cold. Try this simple red raspberry leaf tea recipe:

  • Use a ratio of 1 Tbs of loose leaf red raspberry leaf tea (or 1 tea bag) and 1 cup of boiling water.
  • Pour boiling water over leaves and steep for 10-15 minutes.
  • Strain the tea and drink.

The Best Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Recipes

If you don’t like tea, even a splash of cream may not be enough to help you get this magical elixir down. Try it with a non-inflammatory protein powder, for added nutrition, and a side of dates to support a potentially easier birth. Or, try one of these more involved red raspberry leaf tea recipes to make the beverage more of a treat:

Warm Coconut Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Recipe

This is a creamy, dreamy way to drink your daily RRL tea. Enjoy with a few of these pumpkin bites as an added bonus.

  • Follow the recipe for basic red raspberry leaf tea.
  • Add 1/4 cup of coconut milk and 1 TB of raw honey and stir well.
  • Sip slowly and enjoy this warm, comforting treat.

RRL “Sweet Tea” Recipe

A mom named Nicole who took our Mama Natural Birth Course recommended this recipe and mamas are lovin’ it!

  • Take 4 tablespoons of loose red raspberry leaf (or 4 tea bags) and place in 1 quart Mason jar.
  • Boil 4 cups of filtered water and add to your tea. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain tea or remove tea bags.
  • Let the tea cool off a bit and then add 2 TB of raw honey, preferably manuka for added immunity. (where to buy manuka honey)
  • Put in refrigerator and let cool. Add the juice of two lemons to your cold tea and mix well. Drink 2 cups a day.

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Orange Cooler Recipe

This delicious recipe is great for summertime. A pregnant mama needs extra fluids and minerals in hot weather so this tea is sure to satisfy!

    • Take 4 tablespoons of loose red raspberry leaf (or 4 tea bags) and place in 1 quart Mason jar.
    • Boil 4 cups of filtered water and add to your tea.
    • Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
    • Strain tea or remove tea bags.
    • Let the tea cool off a bit and then add 2 TB of raw manuka honey.
    • Put in refrigerator until use.
    • With each cup serving, add 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice and a wedge of orange for added vitamins, minerals and refreshment.

Labor Day Tea Recipe Video

Here’s a super quick video that shows how to make red raspberry leaf tea. I made this special Labor Day Tea recipe right before giving birth to my third baby.

This is one of my favorite red raspberry leaf tea recipes for the end of pregnancy. I drank this very strong red raspberry leaf tea brew the few days before Paloma’s due date. I had an amazing birth with very strong and effective contractions.

Only drink this tea right around your due date (use our due date calculator here) and with the approval of your midwife or doctor. You don’t want to overstimulate your uterus before baby is ready.

Labor Day Tea Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of loose red raspberry leaf tea (or 24 tea bags! Yes, it’s a strong brew)
  • 4 cups of filtered water

Directions

  • Put 1 1/2 cups of loose RRL tea in a pot on the stove.
  • Add 4 cups of filtered water.
  • Let the tea come to a boil and then reduce heat.
  • Let the mixture simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • Add natural sweetener if so desired.
  • Strain and sip throughout day.

Pregnancy Tea Blend

Some moms keep red raspberry leaf tea recipes or other blends of medicinal teas on hand during the postpartum period for added nutrition. This tea combination is great for boosting vitamin K, iron, and magnesium levels. It can also help ward off nausea associated with early pregnancy symptoms, like morning sickness.

Ingredients

  • 8 parts red raspberry leaf (where to buy)
  • 3 parts alfalfa or comfrey
  • 3 parts peppermint leaf (or Fenugreek, if nursing)
  • 2 parts nettle leaf

Directions

  1. Use the same ratio as basic red raspberry leaf tea recipe.
  2. Mix together and store in an airtight container.

Having Trouble Getting Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Down?

If these red raspberry leaf tea recipes still don’t do it for you, focusing on all the ways the tea nourishes your body can help. Red raspberry leaf tea helps strengthen the uterus and the pelvic area, priming your body for labor and childbirth. It’s also rich in readily absorbable vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C, E, and A, a variety of B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus.

To read more about the health benefits of red raspberry leaf tea, its uses during pregnancy, and how much red raspberry leaf tea to drink, check out this comprehensive post

  1. Just wondering if taking RRL capsules is the same as drinking the tea? I have drank the tea in the past and really enjoyed it but this pregnancy the taste bothers me.


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About the Author

Genevieve Howland is a childbirth educator and breastfeeding advocate. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. A mother of three, graduate of the University of Colorado, and YouTuber with over 75,000,000 views, she helps mothers and moms-to-be lead healthier and more natural lives.

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