drank Kava Stress Relief by Yogi Tea
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My daughter signed up for a free sample from Yogi tea and got the stress relief sample for me. This tea and Bedtime were the two included.

Last night my hubby, who has had a cold for about a week and hasn’t slept well, said he couldn’t sleep even though his cold was better. He said his mind would not stop spinning as he mulled lots of work related issues, most of them positive but still keeping his mind busy.

I suggested he try this. To quote Missy’s daughter, it smelled like butt. So much so, in fact, that I took a sip just to make sure this tea was not going to traumatize him like Evening in Missoula did. It didn’t taste too bad. There was a bit of cinnamon taste and licorice root, of course.

Did it work? He says he went to sleep pretty quickly and wants more tonight. Since I am out of this one, I will give him Bedtime tonight, and I will stock up on whichever one works best for him.

Missy

LOL it may be the kava that smells yucky. I know valerian root smells really bad as well but it works so awesomely as a sleep aid. I use sleepy time extra. The mints in it really seem to cover up the valerian root well. Bonus, is it’s a cheaper tea I can get in bag form. If you like I can send a couple of bags for your hubby to try out. :D

Scatterbrain

Trust me, the kava is the reason for its foul smell. I sometimes buy pure kava powder and make kava beverages the traditional way of Fijian islanders, and it is the absolute most horrible tasting thing I’ve ever experienced. You sort of acquire a taste for it though, and it provides potent relaxing effects (when you buy the high quality stuff and make it the traditional way.

(Sorry for the novel, I’m a bit of a nerd.)

Scatterbrain

As for Yogi’s stress relief tea actually working, I’m cynical because the active ingredients in kava kava root actually aren’t water soluble, pacific islanders brew it in water mixed with some kind of fatty substance because kava is fat soluble rather than water soluble. So in other words, this Yogi stuff is probably just a waste of money. ;)

TeaBrat

Both kava and valerian smell bad but are much safer than sleeping pills! I also like chamomile which a lot of people seem to hate. ;-)

Bonnie

Melatonin?

gmathis

I’ve tried melatonin at dr.’s recommendation, but it keeps me just barely under the wake/sleep line, instead of good deep REM snoozing.

DaisyChubb

I remember drinking kava bevvies when I was in Tonga! Looove Tonga & the Fiji Islands – one day I will go back ; 3;

ashmanra

Fortunately, he felt that the Bedtime Tea did as much good, and it is not nearly as nasty! I want to try that one from Mountain Rose Herbs. I am so sure there were others I saw reviewed that I have wanted…I will have to check it out!

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Missy

LOL it may be the kava that smells yucky. I know valerian root smells really bad as well but it works so awesomely as a sleep aid. I use sleepy time extra. The mints in it really seem to cover up the valerian root well. Bonus, is it’s a cheaper tea I can get in bag form. If you like I can send a couple of bags for your hubby to try out. :D

Scatterbrain

Trust me, the kava is the reason for its foul smell. I sometimes buy pure kava powder and make kava beverages the traditional way of Fijian islanders, and it is the absolute most horrible tasting thing I’ve ever experienced. You sort of acquire a taste for it though, and it provides potent relaxing effects (when you buy the high quality stuff and make it the traditional way.

(Sorry for the novel, I’m a bit of a nerd.)

Scatterbrain

As for Yogi’s stress relief tea actually working, I’m cynical because the active ingredients in kava kava root actually aren’t water soluble, pacific islanders brew it in water mixed with some kind of fatty substance because kava is fat soluble rather than water soluble. So in other words, this Yogi stuff is probably just a waste of money. ;)

TeaBrat

Both kava and valerian smell bad but are much safer than sleeping pills! I also like chamomile which a lot of people seem to hate. ;-)

Bonnie

Melatonin?

gmathis

I’ve tried melatonin at dr.’s recommendation, but it keeps me just barely under the wake/sleep line, instead of good deep REM snoozing.

DaisyChubb

I remember drinking kava bevvies when I was in Tonga! Looove Tonga & the Fiji Islands – one day I will go back ; 3;

ashmanra

Fortunately, he felt that the Bedtime Tea did as much good, and it is not nearly as nasty! I want to try that one from Mountain Rose Herbs. I am so sure there were others I saw reviewed that I have wanted…I will have to check it out!

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