I've been a fan of More Than Alive ever since we purchased our Berkey water filter from them a few years ago. They carry some of my favorite things, have good prices, and ship my orders super quick. (I've written a lot more about our Berkey water filter here. In fact, I have trouble stopping once I get started about how much we love our Berkey!)
And this week I get to give away some of their goodies here! Plus, if you've been waiting to order a Berkey water filter, you can do so this week with 10% off! (See bottom of post for details on the discount.) We bought our Berkey using a 10% off code and we LOVE our Berkey.
I'll tell you what I like to order from More Than Alive, but do check out their website because they carry a lot more than just my favorites. ;)
Hot herbal tea for cool Autumn days...
Herbal tea blends
I love tea -- both "real" tea and herbal teas. I've been drinking lots of herbal tea from More Than Alive this Fall. I have Spring Sensations and Lemon Lover's, and I just ordered more of The Blues Brew, which is my no-sunshine-in-Seattle Winter tea. ;)
The children all love drinking my herbal teas, so I often make an extra cup to share. They're all safe for kids, and I like that they are willing to try new things and explore lots of tastes! And a pound of herbal tea makes a LOT of tea!!
With my last order, I got some chamomile flowers to use for tea for the children. And, some dandelion root (which I haven't used yet). I may experiment with adding a little of both of those to my pregnancy tea blend, too. :)
In the past few years, I've drank tons of pregnancy tea and not much SOS for PMS but some day I'll get back to that one. ;) I'm getting ready to mix up another batch of pregnancy tea this week, actually. I ordered some oatstraw to add in with my blend this time, too.
Pregnancy Tea Blend
My current pregnancy tea blend is:
8 parts red raspberry leaf
3 parts alfalfa
3 parts peppermint
3 parts oatstraw
2 parts nettles
("Part" can be whatever measurement you wish to use... a teaspoon or a cup or anything in between!)
I mix the dried herbs together in a big bowl with a whisk, and then put into containers or bags.
To brew, use very hot or boiling water and 1-2 teaspoons of pregnancy tea per cup of water. Brew for 10+ minutes. Drink hot or cold.
I use my IngenuiTEA to brew my loose herbal teas, because it is so easy to make a couple cups at a time, and doesn't make a mess. Plus, it filters really well so the tea is completely clear. You can see a video of me using the IngenuiTEA back when I got mine about 5 years ago. At the time, I had no idea just how much I would end up using it!! :)
Cane Creek Coffee
More Than Alive also sells coffee, which I reviewed earlier this year. Unfortunately, morning sickness made coffee really unpalatable to me and I haven't dared to drink any since summer! (I've also struggled to enjoy salmon during this pregnancy. Weird!) So for now, I'm just enjoying my selection of herbal teas. :)
I'm still taking my Super Mom vitamins (same as the NOW Special Two with Green Superfoods vitamins), and I also got some mint-flavored chlorophyll to take in the next few months. Nothing like a great-tasting natural supplement to keep my iron levels up! ;)
More Than Alive said I could choose what to give away this week, and so I'm going to let YOU choose what you would like to win! Three winners will receive a pound of Cane Creek Coffee or an herbal tea blend of their choice (or two 8-ounce selections).
This giveaway is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, November 28-30, 2011. Three winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday, December 1, 2011.
How to enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment on this post, telling me what your favorite product is from More Than Alive! If you aren't logged in, make sure you comment includes a way to contact you if you win.
More Than Alive sells quality bulk herbs, bulk foods, and more -- including our favorite household necessity, the Berkey Water Filter. If you've been waiting to order a Berkey water filter, this discount will give you $20+ off your order!
Use this discount code to receive 10% off your order from More Than Alive Monday-Thursday of this week, November 28 - December 1, 2011.
Full disclosure, as always: When we purchased our Berkey water filter from More Than Alive several years ago, we were so thrilled with it that I signed up as an affiliate with More Than Alive. Purchasing through my links helps support this website! The discount code is valid with or without using my links. :)
I don't review something unless we would spend our own hard-earned money on it, and such is the case with the things we have purchased from More Than Alive. I'm delighted to be able to offer giveaways and discount codes for More Than Alive! :)