Sleepytime Vanilla

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Blackberry Leaves, Chamomile, Lemongrass, Rose Buds, Spearmint, Vanilla
Grass, Herbs, Vanilla, Cookie, Mint, Fruit Tree Flowers, Sweet, Flowers
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 281 ml

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  • “My last pot of the evening…so glad that my conference is in town this week!! It means I get to sleep in a smidge, and that I didn’t have to abandon Chloe (what, has nobody else named their...” Read full tasting note
  • “I am comparing Sleepytime Vanilla tonight with a fresh box of Honey Vanilla Chamomile. My verdict is that Sleepytime Vanilla is a more appealing chamomile blend. This is an interesting result...” Read full tasting note
  • “From – It’s all About the Leaf – go read more reviews! I have a confession. I consider myself an herbal...” Read full tasting note
  • “Herbal tisane of the evening here, taking care of myself big time includes plenty of rest and relaxation! You know, I think I like the regular Sleepytime better than this, the vanilla doesn’t do...” Read full tasting note

From Celestial Seasonings

“Vanilla lovers, rejoice! We’ve added the creamy, nutty flavor of rich vanilla to Sleepytime’s beloved blend of floral chamomile, cool spearmint and lively lemongrass. With its comforting aroma and perfectly balanced flavor, Sleepytime Vanilla is an exquisitely soothing new way for you to wind down your day.”
— Charlie Baden, Celestial Seasonings Blendmaster Since 1975

Chamomile, spearmint, west indian lemongrass, natural french vanilla flavor, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorn and rosebuds.

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32 tasting notes

I like this quite a bit better than regular Sleepytime, the vanilla (for me) helps ease off that chamomile taste that I hate so much. I steep mine for an undecided amount of time that equals out to ‘whenever I get back to it’. I call it done when its a nice darkish honey color.

Not one of the ones I drink terribly often but there’s something really comforting about it to me.

Boiling 8 min or more

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5 tasting notes

Perfect tea for right before I go to bed. It calms and soothes the nerves without being overbearing :)

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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16 tasting notes

A pleasant enough alternative to the original Sleepytime of my childhood. Like many others have already mentioned, Sleepytime is like an old, well-loved security blanket. Sleepytime Vanilla makes me feel like somebody took my blanky, sloshed it around in some vanilla-flavored washing machine, and handed it back to me, swearing it was better now that it was all clean.

I didn’t find the vanilla scent off-putting, but it made me suspicious. Once I snuggled closer (and added a teaspoon of organic honey)… yeah, it’s my old blanky, but it doesn’t taste like it had been dragged through the spearmint field and left to bake in the sun in the same, familiar way. Is this a good thing? A bad thing?

Maybe I’ll just rub the satin edging between my fingers awhile longer and see if I can make friends with a new-ish blanky. Change isn’t always bad, but as soon as Mom isn’t looking, I’m gonna run off to the spearmint field.

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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20 tasting notes

This is super amazing. I love normal sleepytime, but this vanilla blend is scrumptious. :)

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40 tasting notes

The tea is uninspiring in either direction.

I’m currently mixing this tea with another Celestial Seasoning’s flavor just to get through both boxes as I’m not a fan of either. The combination of the two makes the tea drinkable.

Celestial Seasonings is a brand I find I’m either hit or miss with. There is rarely any in-between emotions I have in regards to their selection which is sad as they have a rather large selection that is readily easy to find.

There are other nighttime blends that I find hit the mark for around the same price point that I prefer to stick with.

Flavors: Grass, Herbs, Vanilla

190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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56 tasting notes

One of my favorite bagged teas, best brewed two bags to a mug or one per teacup and with a little cream at the end. Easy peasy, soft vanilla, chamomile and sweet mint flavors go nicely with a cozy blanket on a sleepy evening. I only wish it were stronger on the vanilla! It’s no expertly done full leaf but a simple, humble little tisane is good from time to time.

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36 tasting notes

this review is going to also be my review for the celestial seasonings regular sleepytime tea because im drinking this toe to toe with each other. 2 cups vanilla, then 2 cups regular. both of these teas are just so comforting. probably the vanilla a little more so, also smoother with the vanilla, but i am enjoying the directness of the regular over the vanilla right now. pretty sure i will have to give these both the same rating as it will come down to which i am in the mood for at the time.

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The smell is divine, something between cookie dough and vanilla ice-cream.
It was pleasant enough, but the mint was just too strong and strange. Without the mint I would drink this nightly.

Flavors: Cookie, Mint, Vanilla

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2005 tasting notes

New to the aisle at our grocery store; couldn’t resist. I’m glad I didn’t. The vanilla—which is pretty strong—offsets the traditional Sleepy-time minty-lemon mix. Result: relaxing with a cup that tastes like wedding butter mints.


You are right! This one does taste like wedding butter mints! Didn’t think of that before.

Maddy Barone

That sounds good. Maybe I’ll pick up a box. Sometimes a conveniently bagged tea is just what I want in the evening. Does anyone find that Sleepytime actually helps them to sleep? I’m on Prednisone right now and it makes me a bit jittery and sleep is hard to capture.


I used to drink a lot but never found they made me sleepy. They more or less just put me at ease.

Maddy Barone

Yep, that’s what I thought. I think I’ll still pick up a box though. I like a decaf herbal in the evening.


Even with all the loose leaf tea I have, my fiance prefers this and the regular Sleepytime tea.


Note to self – Must find.


I’ve mentioned elsewhere that tulsi is the only thing that has any noticeable medicinal effect on me, but the goodies in this one certainly can’t hurt :) I know some people swear by Sleepytime for their evening RX.

Maddy Barone

Regular Sleepytime isn’t a hit with me, but this one sounds a little better. The price is right, so well worth trying. :)


You make me want to try this, too. :)


Hubby said Kava by Yogi made him relax and he felt well rested when he woke the next morning, not groggy.

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1 tasting notes

In winter, I brew it hot with a lid or plate on top; in summer I brew it 3 bags to 2 cups for 15 minutes and pour it over ice.

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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