this tea was fairly good at getting me relaxed. the taste is much more mild and has less of the medicinal taste than that of sleepytime extra. the blend actually works well with each other. as usual with valerian, i don’t think it’ll knock me out, but thus far, def. my preferred blend for “sleeping”.
if you’re looking for other teas with sedating effects, consider tulsi or kava. i’ve had much higher success with those than valerian.