In tonight’s steep-off chez sherapop, Traditional Medicinals Nighty Night is going sip to sip and sniff to sniff against Organic Nighty Night for Kids. They both appear to contain chamomile, hops, and mint, and a bunch of other “stuff” as well. From the scent of the dried tea, I’d surmise that the kid’s version does not contain valerian, while the grown-up version does. Why? Because it stinks just like valerian does!
To be honest, the only real difference I am finding is that the “For Kids” version is weaker, which makes sense, of course. Just as doses of over-the-counter medications for children are smaller, the “doses” of the soporific ingredients in this blend have been pared down.
This tastes fine, for what it is. There is a bit of a rootbeer or sarsaparilla flavor here, but overall, it smells and tastes a lot like one of the Yogi functional teas, which always contain something of a jumble of ingredients, many obscure. A lot of herbal action going on in such humble-looking filter bags. Nighty Night, too, is a functional tea, to be imbibed not for the pleasure of the brew but for the touted benefits.
We shall see shortly whether this homeopathic sleep remedy works or not…