It depends on how fast you need the stuff - DHL of course will deliver in about 5 working days, whereas so far my experience with their USD $4 international shipping takes around 2 weeks. Can be 3 weeks though during their peak holidays periods. So given that you can't exceed 1.8kG and USD $80 for the international airmail, if your stuff weighs between 2-3.6kg it makes more sense to split your order in 2 and choose the international airmail - total shipping would only be USD$8...Thanks Ladies.
So Babybull, its save for International Airmail? i was thinking of using DHL too.
I just realised they are selling 2 types, Traditional Medicinals, Organic Raspberry Leaf & Alvita Teas, Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Bags. Which type do you gals buy??
As for the tea, I've been buying the Alvita teas... you get more per box, and the taste is not bad.
ACtually there are two schools of thought regarding when to begin taking raspberry leaf teas. One is that it helps tone the uterus but doesn't cause contractions, so it is safe to begin taking right from the first trimester. The other is that since raspberry leaf tea can bring on labour, so it is only safe to begin taking from 34 weeks onwards, as it takes time to build up in your body.
I'm living in Europe right now and trust me, the midwives here are BIG believers of herbal teas so it is recommended that you take it early. At the hospitals, they provide you with a flask of fenugreek tea after birth to encourage milk production, and raspberry is recommended during pregnancy. The pharmacies even sell all sorts of herbal teas for newborns and babies which I've never come across in Singapore. Which also explains why the packaging on the Medela milk bottles says something about it being suitable for breastmilk or tea... Something that perplexed me no end with my first kid =P