What is your tea of choice for night time?
I have a bit of a formula. If I absolutely have to be to bed at a decent hour, I have whatever tea is available, but before I floss and brush my teeth I drink Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra…again this is only if I’ve a reason to get to sleep.
I generally drink an herbal tisane, recently Adagio’s Sour Apple.
I really like Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra at night with rock sugar.
I find peppermint tea good at night. No caffeine.
My staple was Lavender Chamomile from Butiki. Now that they’ve closed up, I’m looking for a good place to buy organic chamomile from, and then I’ll just blend lavender into it myself.
I also LOVE Orzo Caramel and Honey from Lupicia. It gives me that strong, dark, roasty coffee flavor without even being coffee flavored. I’ve tried a lot of coffee-flavored teas and the best is this one that isn’t even trying to be coffee!
Houjicha is essentially caffeine-free, or very relatively close to it. Incredibly roasty flavor, basically the epitome of it. I’m currently trying to blend some chopped vanilla beans into a Houjicha and so far its very promising!
I’m also trying out various fruity herbal teas as well… hoping to find a staple but its hard because so many fruity herbals are just awful for one reason or another. Right now I’m liking Dragonfruit Devotion by Teavana. Despite their sickening sales tactics, they do have a couple good teas. I’m open to other fruity tea suggestions, comment if you have one that you love =)
I don’t have any problem falling asleep, even if I drink a tippy black tea. Only espresso can keep me up. But… blech.
When I do drink herbals a night, I go for:
2. Sleepytime Extra – Celestial Seasonings
3. Chamomile Vanilla – The Tea Guys. I want to blend this myself sometime! It’s only three ingredients, and I love love love it!
I’m the same way. And sometimes espresso doesn’t even keep me up. I hardly experience any side effects from caffeine. Sometimes coffee hurts my stomach, which is how I started drinking tea most of the time, but it doesn’t really keep me awake.
Whatever black (or other) tea I had during the day, usually.
lol im still in my mid 20 so i can and do drink whatever i want to XD mostly blacks though. right now im stuck on black dragon pearl, looking to expand to other sweet, chocolaty black/reds. i work nights, so i can still pass out on demand with a day mask over my eyes to block out the light.
Off topic, but I love your profile pic. Whenever I’m pouring the first pot, I have to say “Pour the tea” like the Matchmaker does :P
Haha thanks :) im still quite new to loose leaf, so i feel alot like her in that scene as i fumble through trying to brew a proper cup. It doesnt help that i taught myself with a gaiwan, and im trying to re-learn with a western style infuser.
I don’t drink a lot of tea at night time, but if I do, it’s generally Mother’s Little Helper by DAVIDsTEA. I also like to drink that when I’m super stressed or have a bit of muscle pain. It relaxes me just the right amount.
Sometimes I drink Super Ginger or Bravissimo, depending on how I’m feeling. I wish I could drink Love Tea #7 because it’s such an indulgent, delicious tea, but the caffeine would wake me up at 2 am.