Mother's Little Helper (organic)

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Chamomile, Cornflower Petals, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rose Hips, Valerian Root
Flavors
Flowers, Lemon Zest
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 13 oz / 386 ml

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  • “I needed this tea tonight and was feeling super lazy, so I put it in a teabag and made it (my metal steeper still has sichuan caravan to drink tomo in it). The flavor is still pretty good, so...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Ok, so I'm probably just the biggest whiner ever but I cannot handle not getting enough sleep. That's the surefire best way to grump me up, and I gotta say that at 5:20 AM, with only 1 hour of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sooo for some reason I don't have a rating on this tea when I know I have reviewed it a few times. Welp! Here's my rating! haha I used 1 tsp instead of my usual 2 tsps. It tastes soo much better...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown!! (158) Thank you *Cavocorax* for sharing this with me. This tastes like a typical herbal tea, minty and nice but not something I ever crave. For that reason, it won't be a restock but it...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

The great escape

Need a little relaxation? Try running for the shelter of this mother’s little helper. It’s got organic valerian (aka “nature’s Valium”) to take the edge off your 24/7 reality. Plus there’s chamomile, peppermint and lemongrass for an added dose of tranquility. And pretty blue cornflowers just to make you happy. One sip and you’ll feel like you’ve spent the day at a spa. (MK Kosher)

Ingredients: Organic: peppermint, lemongrass, rosehips, Fair Trade Certified hibiscus, chamomile flowers, valerian root, cornflowers. With natural peppermint flavouring*.

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I bought the “relax” tea sample pack from David’s tea the other day and so far I’ve only tried 2/3 of the tea but HOLY CRAP! I love this tea.

Its funny cause I don’t like peppermint in tea. It’s always tasted like “toothpaste water” to me. But I had a craving for peppermint today and I remembered that this tea had peppermint in it so I gave it ago and SWOON fell in love.

Even the smell of this tea is relaxing. I’ve almost finished my cup and my eyelids are getting heavy.

For those of you wondering about the flavour of this tea, I mostly just get peppermint from it. There must be something about the flavour that is balancing well with the peppermint, as I don’t really like plain peppermint tea, and I am thinking that it is the chamomile, but very subtly so. If you’re hoping for some other kind of strong flavour in this tea, like lemongrass, don’t go for this cup.

Update: Had another cup of this tea last night and this time picked up a lot of hibiscus in the flavour. Not sure if there was just more hibiscus in that scoop or if I steeped it a lot longer. I preferred it better the first time, as I’m not a big fan of hibiscus, but it was still pretty good, and still knocked me off my feet.

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This is my favourite before bed/“oh my goodness there are so many things to do I’m so stressed” tea. It’s very calming and reminds me of the echinacea tea my dad and I always drank when I was younger. Plus it’s okay if you make it and then forget about it for a few minutes- it doesn’t taste offensive just because it’s been cooled.

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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This is my go-to herbal tea for when I don’t want to touch caffeine (like late at night). It helps me relax and wind down after a long day.

The valerian root adds a tartness to the tea that is appreciated under the layers of mint, rose, and camomile. There is also a strong lemon flavour present. This is a tea you don’t want to keep steeping forever, unlike other herbals. The valerian can get very tart, if not a bit bitter which can ruin the cup. Something to remain cognizant about, but not to worry.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Sweet Canadian

I actually think it is the hibiscus as well that gets tart. I think this has hibiscus in it? I am a big hibiscus fan (lots of steepsterites are not) but it was only recently that I realized this had it too.

Dischord

Hibiscus gets tart only when it’s steeped too long (or there is too much in it). This idea that herbals can withstand steeping all day is wrong. Dead wrong.

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I just bought this, and it smells so good. I’m going to drink it right before I go to sleep, but I’ve had it before (and when I didn’t realize how powerful it was) and it made me sooo sleepy. I decided to use this because my sleep schedule has been sort of off, as i’ve been sick. But it’s pretty good as well!

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27 tasting notes

I love this tea. We are never out of this tea at my house. It is my go-to tea for anything really. Crummy day? Under the weather? Sick? Can’t sleep? Headache? Plans fell through? A cup of this is the solution to everything. I’m always calm and relaxed after some of this stuff. It’s very soothing, on the tongue as well. There’s definitely that cool, minty kick to it, but very little bite from the peppermint overall. I think the chamomile really tones it down. I’m also a huge sucker for lemongrass and although it isn’t the star of the show here, it adds a refreshing touch.
This one is definitely a keeper!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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The lemongrass/mint pairing really worked here, one not overpowering the other. The hibiscus was fairly tame too, which is good because it can become very bitter sometimes. Overall, this was a pretty goodd bedtime tea.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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One of the teas I bought myself to celebrate the end of the semester, and thought I would see how well it puts me to sleep seeing as how I need to wake early tomorrow for work.

The liquor is a beautiful (and surprising) color: steeped this in my glass infuser and was treated to a pleasant delicate pink. Smells mild and minty. Mint teas are actually growing on me, and this one is nicely balanced by the lemongrass. I don’t actually taste the camomile at all. At that end, I get a bitter note that I don’t really appreciate, but I can’t place it – possibly the valerian root?

I’ll have to try this one a couple of times to see if it actually makes me sleepy, or if I’m just beat from staying up late last night…

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Day #11 of the advent calendar! Another totally new taste for me, I’m pleased to say. I do enjoy the lemon/mint combination this one has (my love for Yellow Dragon will tell you that), through there is all of those other elements that give it a different enough taste from Yellow Dragon. I’m not a huge hibiscus fan, but at least in my mug right now I am tasting very little of it, and it’s not enough to deter my opinion. And I also enjoy the scent of the dry leaves. So, overall, this one gets a thumbs up from me, as well.

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I keep this in my travel bag because when I’m on a trip and my body is telling me it’s 2pm but the local time is 2am I want a natural way to help me sleep. This tea really does the trick – but I hate the taste of it! It has a bitterness to it (from the Valerian root), combined with the chamomile and the lemongrass it makes a very weird combination. But I drink up it because Mother knows best!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Yawning all over this tasting note and that’s a good sign.

One of my favorite lines in literature/film is from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: “Those of us who’d been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts. We wanted strong drink.” Why did this come to mind, you ask? Because frankly, regular ol’ chamomile sleepy time tea is BS. Those of who’ve been up all night are in no mood for bears in pajama hats, we want valerian root!

Also, this tea is really good. I don’t much care for chamomile, it tastes cloying to me, so I appreciate the lemongrass-hibiscus tang in this. The peppermint soothes the throat and it smells really pleasantly herby. Brewing is beautiful to watch, since the pink will slowly spread out in a delicate blush. It also tasted really good with a splash of vanilla syrup, which complements the mintyness in a really interesting way.

Hello, new best friend for sleepless nights. This high-strung girl gives it two sleepy thumbs up.

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