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Teas + Tonics
Are the Teas and Tonics safe for pregnant or nursing woman?
Tonics: Particular cautions for pregnancy:
Tonic herbs are generally considered safe and the amounts used in each tonic shot are typically small dosages; however, in order to maintain a conservative approach for pregnant women, particularly in the first trimester, the following ingredients should be avoided and replaced with Reishi and/or Chaga:
Deer Antler Essence (Pick Me Up)
Supreme Shen (Blessed Not Stressed)
Yin Replenisher (Blessed Not Stressed, Sexual Healing)
Shanghai Lady (Sexual Healing )
Dew Drops (Down to Detox)
For nursing mothers, it would be best to avoid Deer Antler Essence and Shanghai Lady (contains Deer Antler). Again, Reishi is highly recommended for both nursing and pregnant women.
Ora tea blends are generally safe for pregnant and nursing women; however, pregnant women trying to avoid Caffeine should avoid tea blends with Puehr, which is in The Best Digest blend.
What is in the tonics?
Used by Taoist masters for thousands of years, tonics are very special herbal substances that balance and tone the body.
Each drink at our tea bar offers more than just a few herbs in a cup. Our recipes are created by a top herbalist with more than 20 years of experience working with the most well-known raw food chefs, Jingmasters, and herbalists in the health industry. Tonics enhance energy, physical strength, sexual vitality, mental acuity, wisdom and more to boost overall wellness. We recommend consuming teas and tonics regularly to strengthen immunity and reduce inflammation. Just take a seat, enjoy a sip, and feel the powers of ancient Chinese medicine.
Tonics are one of the most effective and economical ways to consume herbal remedies. Our delicious tonics help you ingest these herbs without any excipients so you absorb them faster and get the most out of them compared to more commonly consumed foods or nutrients. They’re designed to complement your body’s immune system to help you become less susceptible to getting sick. The more you use them, the more the effects tend to increase, giving your body cumulative long-term benefits and preventative health.
It’s a sip that keeps on giving.
Note: When taken as directed, you won’t experience any side effects.
Where did you get the teas from?
ORA fuses classical Chinese Medicine Philosophy with modern herbal innovations. Custom blended by the Abbe Tea company, our teas feature organic, fair trade + sustainably harvested ingredients.
Do you recommend tonics with teas? What order?
We recommend first consuming tonics on an empty stomach so they can be most effectively absorbed. Adding a warm tea afterward will boost your body’s absorption. So drink and enjoy the benefits coming your way.