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Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Recipe (A Nourishing Tonic for Two)

Studies suggest that red raspberry leaf may help shorten labor time, speed healing and reduce discomfort after labor, and increase the nutrient profile of breastmilk. It's one of the most popular herbs recommended by midwives to nourish mama and baby, and it's delightful both hot and served over ice. 
Here's how to blend it with other beneficial herbs to make a nourishing tea for two. Many mama's drink 1-2 cups of this tea every day during the second and third trimester.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Steep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Heather Dessinger


  • Stainless steel diffuser basket or mesh strainer


  • 1 tbsp red raspberry leaf tea mix (see recipe above)
  • 1 cup water
  • a few slices of ginger root (optional)


  • Place your tea in an infuser basket - I love the mug pictured in the photo above because it comes with and infuser basket and a lid. It holds 16 ounces, so if you happen to pick one up you'll want to double the recipe. The company also makes some gorgeous single serving mugs.
  • Boil the water and pour over the herbs. Cover and allow to infuse for at least 10 minutes.
  • Remove tea leaves and sweeten with honey, maple syrup, etc. if desired.