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This will be short and because I may fall asleep while I write. This tea is a bit minty with a soothing herbal flavor. It’s naturally sweet and the perfect before bed cuppa. The valerian root is a really nice calming touch.

I made a cup of this tea for my hubby because he had a rough day. He loved it and he’s yawning away now. I didn’t tell him about valerian in it because he gets fussy about certain herbs… that’s not wrong, right? It’s not the same as mashing up Prozac in his pudding, or is it? Well, ethical dilemma aside, my sweetie will get a good night’s sleep :)

Indigobloom

ugh my Mum is the same. I told her about the Valerian in one of my teas and she started warning me against it every time she saw me with it in hand. Apparently we have a family member who had heart problems because of it, back in the 1940s! Literally.
Sleep tight!

Jenn

Your Mum has quite the memory! My husband read an artical about how the excessive, the key word is excessive, use of herbs like valerian can lead to liver damage. Duh! Consuming a small amount every now and then won’t hurt ;) cue evil laugh Muahahahaha…

Indigobloom

lol I’m a bit of a hypochondriac so stuff like that can freak me out to… but I don’t like the way it tastes so I don’t mind this time haha
so heart AND liver damage huh. I guess I should have no more than five cups a day :P

Annathy

We occasionally keep a bottle of valerian capsules in the medicine cabinet. Sometimes the need to sleep outweighs anything else. They smell really bad. My husband named them the cat-butt root because of the smell. So anytime I make him tea with valerian, I tell him it has cat-butt root in it.

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Indigobloom

ugh my Mum is the same. I told her about the Valerian in one of my teas and she started warning me against it every time she saw me with it in hand. Apparently we have a family member who had heart problems because of it, back in the 1940s! Literally.
Sleep tight!

Jenn

Your Mum has quite the memory! My husband read an artical about how the excessive, the key word is excessive, use of herbs like valerian can lead to liver damage. Duh! Consuming a small amount every now and then won’t hurt ;) cue evil laugh Muahahahaha…

Indigobloom

lol I’m a bit of a hypochondriac so stuff like that can freak me out to… but I don’t like the way it tastes so I don’t mind this time haha
so heart AND liver damage huh. I guess I should have no more than five cups a day :P

Annathy

We occasionally keep a bottle of valerian capsules in the medicine cabinet. Sometimes the need to sleep outweighs anything else. They smell really bad. My husband named them the cat-butt root because of the smell. So anytime I make him tea with valerian, I tell him it has cat-butt root in it.

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I’m an animal loving vegan foodie, and a card carrying tea fanatic! Didn’t you get your card?

I typically drink my black tea with a splash of almond or coconut cream and a dash of turbinado sugar or stevia. My green teas I typically drink straight, and the same goes for most of my other teas with an occasional exception. I live on the edge!

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