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Can Kids Drink Tea?

Can Kids Drink Tea?
March 4, 2018 Namastea

As a tea lover and as a mom, you might want to serve tea to your kids but you aren’t sure it is safe to do so. Tea has indeed many health properties and you might want to make your kids benefit from that. We have tried to gather below some valuable information on the subject.

  • Is it safe to serve tea to kids?

You can serve herbal tea without any issue. Another safe option approved by most doctors, is to serve green tea. It possesses disease-fighting elements called catechins, which protect your kid from infectious germs. They may help your kid fight cavities and keep a healthy heart. But we recommend to always ask your pediatrician before doing so.

  • How to make a cup of tea for kids?

The main rule to remember is always to go for a weak tea. Instead of keeping the tea brewing for 5 minutes, reduce it to only 2 to 3 minutes. If you still feel the tea might be a bit too strong, add some extra hot water. Finally, always check the temperature of the tea before serving it. For small children, it is best to serve the tea chilled or at room temperature.

  • What are the health benefits of tea for children?

There are many cases, where tea can be a good solution for your children’s health. Tea can for exemple help your kid fight anxiety when he faces pressure at school due to studies, competition, or peer pressure. For that, we strongly recommend our blend “Sweet Dreams” made of Chamomile flowers and honey. This same blend can also help against colic and constipation. You can of course serve a cup of tea if your kid is suffering from a cough. That will help relieve the throat irritations and allow him to have a restful sleep. Finally, tea can help in case of fever and nausea. In those cases, we recommend to add fresh ginger in your tea for a most effective result.

  • When can I start serving tea to my children?

You shouldn’t serve green or black tea before the age of 12-13 years old. However you can start serving herbal tea at the age of 4-5 years old.

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