Are you having trouble unwinding and sleeping? You're not alone. I get so many questions about what kind of teas I have to help people sleep I thought I needed to do an article about my Sleepy Time Teas.
First, let me say that if you want to unwind and sleep, caffeine is not your friend. That doesn't mean you can't drink teas with caffeine; just enjoy them earlier in the day.
All the teas I will tell you about are naturally caffeine-free. They all have high-quality ingredients that work together to soothe your tired body and mind. I also recommend not adding milk or cream to these teas. It can cause curdling, and no one wants to drink curdled tea.
This tisane is the newest offering I have. It came to me via a suggestion from one of my Master Tea Blenders. He was so right about it.
It's Bedtime Herbal Tea is delicious and relaxing with a light, lemony flavor. It is naturally caffeine-free and combines several sleepy-time herbs to soothe the spirit and calm the mind. The other subtle flavors blend deliciously to create a wonderful cup of relaxing tea. Turn out the lights and let this tea help you slip into dreamland.
From your first smell of this tea, you know it will taste magnificent. This flavorful tea is a perfect marriage of powerful herbs and delightful sweetness for a truly satisfying cup of tea. It's great hot or iced.
Want a tea to help you soothe and quiet your mind? Calming Tea Herbal is an Indian Ayurvedic blend that helps promote relaxation. It has a slightly spicy aroma but brews up just right. Not too spicy and simply delicious.
Chamomile has been around for generations and is widely known as a tea to help you sleep, relax, and reduce stress. My Chamomile Herbal Tea contains the highest quality Egyptian chamomile flowers and uses only flower heads and no extenders. This produces a tisane with a definite body and a strong, fresh scent reminiscent of green apples. This tea is phenomenal, hot or iced.
This is another delicious Ayurvedic blend that tastes incredible and may help to induce sleep. The flavor is slightly complex, with orange, cinnamon, valerian, and other high-quality herbs blended together. I know this tea will become one you enjoy again and again to help you unwind and get ready to sleep.
Who doesn't like lavender? Lavender has exceptional calming properties. This tisane has a slightly sweet taste with just the right amount of cinnamon and mint blended with lavender to create a tea you will frequently drink. A must for lavender lovers! This one is also great hot or iced.
Valerian root is a pungent, earthy, sweet herb with a musky aroma used for centuries in Europe and India as a relaxing bedtime tea. This tea also features the flavors of licorice and fennel, so if you like these flavors, then this tea is for you.
You will want to try this tisane if you savor chamomile, apple, and cinnamon. The base is Egyptian chamomile. Then, the warm flavors of apple and cinnamon are added to create a dreamy night-time treat. Yum!
Here is another tip: add two or more sleepy-time teas into your stash and rotate them. By doing this, your body doesn't get used to them and makes them ineffective; plus, it gives your tastebuds a treat.