Bump, Baby & Yogi Tea give away!

I love tea. I’ve drunk it since I was iddy biddy – though then it was more milk than tea – and now actually drink it black.

When I fell pregnant, giving up caffeine was one of the harder things I had to do. Especially as you’re so flaming tired all the time! NHS guidelines state:

High levels of caffeine during pregnancy can result in babies having a low birth weight, which can increase the risk of health problems in later life. Too much caffeine can also cause a miscarriage. You don’t need to cut caffeine out completely, but you should limit how much you have to no more than 200mg a day. Try decaffeinated tea and coffee, fruit juice or water…

Furthermore, some studies report that having more than the recommended daily intake of caffeine during pregnancy can lead to the baby having an increased heart rate, increased breathing rate and can have trouble sleeping. (Find out more here.)

The levels of caffeine, however, vary drastically between homemade coffee, Starbucks espresso & a Costa Mocha. I was a typical first time mum, panicked & decided to go almost cold turkey. (You can read about my caffeine-free hardship here.) Considering my office had a Costa and a Starbucks in the building, I think I did pretty well.

To help with the transition, I started drinking herbal teas. And I actually got really into it.

Caffeine free green tea, camomile tea, berry tea, jasmine tea… the list went on & on.*

While breastfeeding, my caffeine intake stayed relatively low – god forbid I should give Baby Girl any reason not to sleep! But once off the boob, the number of cups of tea & coffee slowly started to creep up as I struggled to cope with the long term sleep deprivation.

Around Baby Girl’s first birthday I realised I was drinking a whopping 3-5 cups of tea & coffee a day. Which just didn’t seem healthy.

So when Yogi Tea got in touch asking if I’d like to try their range, I was delighted. Free tea? Yes please!

When the box arrived, it smelled like Christmas and a spa all rolled into one. If that doesn’t sell them, nothing will. The Bedtime tea has become a quick favourite of mine & the little recipe book the also sent me includes some really interesting & delicious ideas.

But whether you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, on a health kick or just a herbal-tea-nut, I have a little something to share the love…

Drum roll please…!

For my first ever give away on the blog, you can win:IMG_0433

  1. Six boxes of Ayurvedic** blend Yogi Tea:
    – Bedtime tea (my favourite): fennel, chamomile and valerian root
    – Classic tea: cinnamonm cardamom and ginger
    – Stomach Ease tea: cardamom, fennel and ginger
    – Choco tea (so warming; like healthy hot chocolate!): IMG_0434cocoa shells, liquorice and cinnamon
    – Throat Comfort tea:  liquorice, fennel and thyme
    – Licorice tea: liquorice, orange peel and cardamom
  2. Yogi Tea mug
  3. Yogi Tea ceramic To Go mug
  4. Yogi Tea hemp bag
  5. Yogi Tea tote bag
  6. Yogi Tea 2015/2016 calendar with recipes and yoga positions
  7. IMG_0432Stimulate Your Senses booklet introducing you to the full Yogi tea range
  8. ‘Recipes for Healthy Living’ cookbook with 50 recipes and 50 yoga postures (I was very tempted to keep this for myself!)

To Enter: simply comment on this blog post with why you want to win the Yogi Tea Hamper

Don’t forget to Tweet @bumpbabyme with the #bumpbabyyogitea.

Find out more about Yogi Tea on their website. And join @yogiateaeurope on #teatagthursdays; show us your cup of cha.

The competition will be open from Friday May 15, 2015 to midnight on Friday May 22, 2015. The winner will be picked and notified on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Good luck!

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*Always double check the ingredients of herbal teas as some aren’t suitable for ladies up the duff. For example, do not drink raspberry leaf tea until you’re really ready to pop!
**Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Read more about the art of Ayurveda here.
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THE PRODUCTS IN THIS GIVE AWAY WERE PROVIDED TO ME FREE OF CHARGE FROM YOGI TEA IN ORDER TO REVIEW THEM AND OFFER A GIVE AWAY COMPETITION ON THIS BLOG. HOWEVER, THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS REVIEW ARE INDEPENDENT AND MY OWN.170x30bwi
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17 thoughts on “Bump, Baby & Yogi Tea give away!

  1. Gwinny says:

    I am a big fan of Yogi tea but I know someone who would love this so much more than me! I, unfortunately, don’t know where to buy it 😦 Best of luck to everyone 🙂 If I win I’m definitely sharing with my friend, tea got her through a lot now that she’s had to give up some other things xxx

  2. kate says:

    I would love to win this to get me through final exams. Exams always stress me out and make me sick, and tea is sometimes the best way to recover. 🙂

  3. Sprinkle of Surprise says:

    I would love to win this yogi tea giveaway! Just recently got into yogi tea myself and am loving it! I’ve tried 3 flavors so far, and would love to try more! Also i’m loving the calming feeling after drinking a cup of tea, as well as all the health benefits this offers! A cup of tea a day keeps the doctor away 😉

  4. missemmajanephotography says:

    I would love to win this as I drink far too much caffeine. I switched my cola to decaf during pregnancy and suffer from insomnia. It would be lovely to try a variety of teas to find what I like before committing to buying some. Times are hard :p also the cups are super cute x

  5. ifcianchi says:

    Ive been thoroughly addicted to tea since I was very young and would have not two but near enough four sugars in every cup! It was a very difficult transition but I decided to cut out the sugar and am happy to say I am now 3 years sober from it. Never ever did I think I would stop drinking tea altogether until I got a fairly run of the mill flu virus several months ago and haven’t touched the stuff since. Its grip on me has been released and I am actually quite sad about it. I now would like to start enjoying different teas that don’t start in pg and end in tips and steer clear of the sugar and excessive caffeine. My eyes did however go wide at the sound of that choc tea…

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