Since I really like chai and I have yet to find my favorite sleepy time tea, I decided a mash up of the two could work well. This is pretty satisfying in both respects. I taste the appropriate chai spices and a bit of vanilla. I’m not sure I’m a big fan of the nutmeg in here though. Honeybush is definitely present. In my head it should be pretty bitter because of the Valerian root, but that’s not the case this time. I get a faint medicinal taste in here. It’s not a bad tea if you should be looking for sleepy time tea.
Bedtime Chai II
Our Bedtime Chai is finally back and improved. Will wanted to double up the dose of Valerian Root so we reworked our bedtime blend with more creaminess with a bit of chai excitement, but with twice the Valerian power. Our new and improved ‘knock out’ tea is now ready to go. This time we used organic honeybush for its natural soothing qualities. We added in Chamomile blossoms, cinnamon for some ‘chai’ zing, toasted rice and whole cloves. Finally, we topped it off with all organic vanilla pieces, organic nutmeg and a nice dose of organic valerian root. We created this blend just for Will who has had trouble sleeping. (Sorry Sweetie, I had to mention it…) He can’t get along without it!
Use 1 tablespoon to each cup of filtered water at a full boil then steep for 8 to 10 minutes. Will has his with steamed milk and a tiny bit of our rock sugar, but it is really amazing straight up.