I don’t get insomnia often, but the last few nights I’ve been online late & by the time I laid down, my head was racing with thoughts, conversations, images, & ideas. Last night it took an hour of Cryptoquips (I must have been a Navaho code talker in a previous life, cuz I’m really good at breaking codes, & they help to empty my mind), yoga asanas, a warm heating pad, & a double dose of Valerian Tincture to finally go to sleep.
I thought I’d end the day with Republic of Tea’s Chamomile lemon. When I need a sleep aid, I put 2 teabags in my cup, with a little extra Valerian. So tonight I started the water, opened the canister, and what? Hmmmm…I think that’s some long forgotten black tea with Jasmine that a friend gave me back in the 90’s. Must have neglected to label it.
Luckily, I have a tin of Peach Tranquility. This is one of the first teas I bought from Teavana when they opened their doors. I was playing an Xmas gig at a local mall on Saturdays & Sundays during the month of December years ago. Teavana was new, & I fell in love. My 4 children (& a few students) gave me Teavana giftcards, & it was an awesome Holiday season!
Peach Tranquility is such a beautiful herbal tea, loaded with little chunks of dried peach, pineapple, apple, rosehips, chamomile flowers, & some other pretty things. I always want to nibble on the dried fruit, & usually after I’ve brewed the tea I like to pick out the pieces of pineapple with chopsticks & eat them. It’s fun!
The aroma is heady, with the sweetness of Peachy, bright, cheerful, juicy goodness, served on a bed of chamomile to lull me to sleep. There’s always this sensation that I don’t have words for, something I feel under my tongue. I think it’s from the pineapple, so I’ll call it tart & lively.(I actually tried googling a list of ‘oral sensations’, thinking I’d find a word to match what I felt. Sadly, there were only links to a porn site by that name. Call me naive. I didn’t go there).
This is a sweet & tasty tea that I’ve enjoyed for years, & (you’ll be glad to know) I refresh my supply fairly often!