To help you understand more about Grandma Lotus’ products, our co-founder and registered TCM physician Lam Man Sze addresses the most commonly asked questions below.

Does your herbal tea series contain caffeine?

No, all our tea series are caffeine-free and only contain TCM herbs and flowers with medicinal benefits. They do not contain any tea leaves from the plant Camellia sinensis, which contain caffeine. 

Are the teas suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Yes, they are! The TCM herbs curated for the herbal tea series are fully plant-based. All our tea sachets are also secured and packed in animal-free materials.

Are the teas suitable for everybody to consume?

Each of our teas isare carefully calibrated to suit the different body constitution types. However, there are some teas which are not recommended to be consumed by pregnant women or with G6PD conditions, such as 

  • Metabolism Booster
  • Calming Night
  • Body Warmer
  • Liver Fire Cleanser 
  • Beauty Bloom 

I have caught a cold. What are the recommended teas to boost my immunity and speed up my recovery? 

If you suspect that your cold stems from external wind-heat pathogen (“风热”), with symptoms such as feeling warmer accompanied by a slightly blocked nose with yellow muscus, sore throat and headache, you can drink Liver Fire Cleanser or Heat Buster Tea. These teas contain herbs such as chrysanthemum, peppermint and honeysuckle flowers which help to disperse the external wind-heat pathogen (“疏风清热”).

However, if you are suffering from a cold due to external wind-cold pathogen (“风寒”), with symptoms such as feeling chilled after a short exposure to wind, a slightly blocked nose with clear and watery muscus, we currently do not stock any teas for your condition. 

With that said, given the current Covid-19 situation, if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please do not self-treat and consult your General Practitioner to prevent chances of community spread. 

I think my cold or cough is heaty. Can I take one of your teas to help relieve?

Yes, but to a certain degree. 

Are these teas suitable for children’s consumption?

Yes, all our teas are suitable to be consumed by children over the age of 3. 

As the dosage for each herb in each tea bag is generally small, this is suitable for children’s consumption.

Are there any teas that are not suitable for pregnant ladies?

Pregnant ladies are advised to seek your TCM physician’s advice before consuming the following teas:

  • Metabolism Booster 
  • Calming Night
  • Body Warmer

How long can I keep the teas for, and where should I store them?

You can store them in a cool and dark place and the teas are recommended to be consumed within a year.

I am a retailer and would like to stock Grandma Lotus’ products. How do I purchase them wholesale? 

For wholesale enquiries, please contact us at askgrandma(at)

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