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drank Chamomile by Stash Tea Company
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I got two bags of this from Fleurdelily. Drank one of them myself some months ago and Husband drank the other one recently. I don’t remember if I mentioned it before, but he bought a car recently. His first ever car. Circumstances with where we live and where his job is, this was something he had to do, although he would have preferred it had it not been necessary. Unfortunately there was no way to get from home to job with public transport without having it involve an enormous detour.

Husband hadn’t driven a car for about ten years and he had never ever driven one outside of England before, so although he took a lesson with a local driving instructor, he was still feeling a bit stressed about all the driving. (And buying of really expensive things and then just leaving them on the street and all that)

I swear there’s a point to all this to do with the tea!

All this stress let to him not sleeping very well at night. Waking up all the time and all that sort of thing. Something, and I can’t remember what, reminded me of the calming qualities of chamomile and it made me check if I still had a bag of it or not. I then gave it to him, suggesting that he could try it before bedtime and see if it made him sleep better.

For a man who has eaten corn flakes every single morning for years and can’t seem to get tired of corn flakes, he’s quite willing to try these experiments, so he drank this in the evening.

And it knocked him out cold. He slept like a baby, only without all the waking up and screaming and such.

We have now purchased a box of generic brand chamomile teabags (yeah, with this sort of stuff? I don’t care about all the snobby things. It’s purely for medicinal purposes and the generic brand cost a third, a third! of what whichever established brand it was they had cost) for the purpose of allieviating sleepless nights like those.

If if didn’t have any real effect, it was definitely a very good placebo. And in this house we are perfectly fine with placebo so long as it works. :)

So I’m notching the score up on this one, based this very good result.

cteresa

Oh, poor him, it sounds really stressfull indeed, glad the chamomile, placebo or not, helped a bit.

I totally agree with you regarding the generic chamomile – often good brands for tea are not also good providers for herbal teas. Though health stores which are usually really dangerous at providing any tasty real teas can have good plain herbal teas cheap and good. And if you get the chance try to look for country of origin egypt, egyptian chamomile really is better!

KenS

I have been really enjoying Twinings Winter Spice chamomile in the late evenings and it does put me right out. It is so soothing with just a lovely subtle combination of flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.
Good luck to him with the driving, I spend a lot of time on the road and the best policy is be very very patient lol

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cteresa

Oh, poor him, it sounds really stressfull indeed, glad the chamomile, placebo or not, helped a bit.

I totally agree with you regarding the generic chamomile – often good brands for tea are not also good providers for herbal teas. Though health stores which are usually really dangerous at providing any tasty real teas can have good plain herbal teas cheap and good. And if you get the chance try to look for country of origin egypt, egyptian chamomile really is better!

KenS

I have been really enjoying Twinings Winter Spice chamomile in the late evenings and it does put me right out. It is so soothing with just a lovely subtle combination of flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.
Good luck to him with the driving, I spend a lot of time on the road and the best policy is be very very patient lol

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Ang lives with Husband and two kitties, Charm and Luna, in a house not too far from Århus. Apart from drinking tea, she enjoys baking, especially biscuits, reading and jigsaw puzzles. She has recently acquired an interest in cross-stitch and started a rather large project. It remains to be seen whether she has actually bitten off more than she can chew…

Ang prefers black teas and the darker sorts of oolongs. She has to be in the mood for green and white, and she enjoys, but knows little to nothing about, pu-erh.

Her preferences with black teas are the Chinese ones, particularly from Fujian, but also Keemun and just about anything smoky. She occasionally enjoys Yunnans but they’re not favourites. She has taken some time to research Ceylon teas, complete with reference map, and has recently developed some interest in teas from Africa.

She is sceptical about Indian blacks as she generally finds them too astringent and too easy to get wrong. She doesn’t really care for Darjeelings at all. Very high-grown teas are often not favoured.

She likes flavoured teas as well, particularly fruit flavoured ones, but also had an obsession with finding the Perfect Vanilla Flavoured Black and can happily report that this reclusive beast has been spotted in a local teashop near where she works. Any and all vanilla flavoured teas are still highly attractive to her, though. Also nuts and caramel or toffee. Not so much chocolate. It’s a texture thing.

However, she thinks Earl Grey is generally kind of boring. Cinnamon and ginger are also not really a hit, and she’s not very fond of chais. Evil hibiscus is evil. Even in small amounts, and yes, Ang can usually detect hibiscus, mostly by way of the metallic flavour of blood it has.

Ang is not super impressed with rooibos or honeybush on their own. She doesn’t care for either, really, but when they are flavoured, they go usually go down a treat.

Ang used to have a Standard Panel of teas that she tried to always have on hand. She put a lot of thought into defining it and decided what should go on it. It was a great idea on paper, but in practise has been discovered to not really work as well.

Ang tries her best to make a post on Steepster several times a week. She tends to write her posts in advance in a word doc (The Queue) and posting from there. This, she feels, helps her to maintain regularity and stops her from making five posts in three days and then going three weeks without posting anything at all.

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