CLACKAMAS, ORE. — Earth Mama Organics is expanding its suite of herbal teas with new Organic Throat Smoothie Tea, featuring a blend of herbs traditionally used to soothe raw throats, according to the company.

Formulated with no caffeine or licorice to be safe for pregnant women and children, the tea features a blend of elderflower, marshmallow root, slippery elm bark, lemon and orange peel. The beverage is USDA certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified and certified kosher.

“Moms have known about the 'tea with lemon and honey' trick forever,” said Melinda Olson, founder and chief executive officer of Earth Mama Organics. “Throat Smoothie Tea is formulated to be like that.

“Since its beginning, Earth Mama's expertise has been formulating safe, effective herbal products for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies. And the primary tenet in the company's mission is to do no harm. That's why we formulated Organic Throat Smoothie Tea without licorice root — which is not recommended for use during pregnancy or for children.”

Earth Mama Organics Organic Throat Smoothie Tea retails for $6.29 per box of 16 tea bags.