Herbal Tisanes (Loose Leaf) For Nighttime
I’m looking for a good blend/Tea for nighttime drinking!? Relaxing? Sleepy-time teas?? Some of my favorites so far are “Red Lavender” and “Italian Chamomile” by Zhena’s Gypsy Teas http://www.gypsytea.com/Herbal-Infusions—C32.aspx
“Tranquil Dreams” (Teavana) is also another staple in my house ( the Italian Chamomile has become a much requested tea … over the Tranquil Dreams ;) All suggestions are welcome!! ;-)
My favorite night-time tea is Marketspice’s Knockout (http://www.marketspice.com/store/products/knockout-tea). I have pretty bad insomnia and it’s very good at putting me in a relaxed/sleepy state of mind.
The ingredients look very interesting ;-) Is the tea very bitter because of the hops?
No, it’s a pretty mild and tasty blend with no bitterness, like a fancy version of sleepytime.
I’ve heard good things about valerian root if you seriously need something to put you to sleep. I also hear it tastes terrible. Haha. Might be okay if you find it in a blend.
I’ve never noticed tea making a significant impact in my sleepiness though. I occasionally enjoy a nice cup of fresh ginger tea or peppermint before bed. I find it relaxing. Combined with a boring book and a warm puppy and you’ll be asleep in no time!
I swear by Mother’s Little Helper by DavidsTea for this reason! It has valerian root but also had lots of mint and chamomile, so it tastes not too bad and always puts me to sleep. And I’m an insomniac too – I go crazy some nights, and this tea always does the trick!
I do an Egyptian chamomile-lavender-spearmint blend, or sometimes a jasmine silver needle-lavender-spearmint-rose blend. Although silver needles do have caffeine.
Where can I buy those blends? If you like Egyptian Chamomile..Give "Italian Chamomile " by Zhena’s Gypsy teas a try..It has become a staple in my house ;-) http://www.gypsytea.com/Italian-Chamomile-Loose-Leaf—P149C32.aspx
They’re my own blends, and I don’t have a shop set up, but if you’d like to try them I can send you some? (sorry, I just noticed this notification now!)
So… this isn’t necessarily a night time tea, but it is relaxing, and there’s no caffeine, and it’s just dog gone tasty.
I really enjoy chamomile or lavender based teas… Some of my favorites are Italian Chamomile and Red Lavender By Zhena’s Gypsy Teas !! Any suggestions??
I have always enjoyed good Rooibos, the herbal Tisanes from South Africa. It is of course naturally caffeine free and the armoma is light and very natural.
Heres an article I wrote on Rooibos: http://epiteablog.com/what-is-rooibos-tea/
I do something similar to Michelle. I buy ingredients and then make my own blends. I have lavender, chamomile, spearmint, peppermint, rosehips, lemongrass. Adagio has some of these.
Aside from these I really like some blended Rooibos. Rooibos Tropica from Teavana, Peppermint Rooibos from Rishi, and Jessie’s Tea from Davids Tea are my favorites.
Tension Tamer by Celestial Seasonings… used to knock me and an old roommate of mine OUT!
I really enjoy Mulberry Magic. It’s caffeine free and tastes like vanilla cake if you use a tea bag. Otherwise it can taste like a really lovely vegetal tea. I find it to be very mellow and nice for bedtime.