These herbal teas are all caffeine free and promise to help you sleep better. It’s good to try a few different ones, as some people will prefer lavender or licorice while other people won’t.
T2 Tea – Sleep Tight, Sweet Dreams, and Nighty Night
T2 Tea has a good range of teas for insomniacs. The Sleep Tight has a lemon balm-based tisane called sleep tight. It contains Lemon balm, lavender, jasmine blossoms, and rose petals. It is one of the best-selling teas with lots of 5 star reviews including ones about resolving insomnia. Brew for 3 to 5 minutes. It comes in tea bags (25 per box) or as loose tea.
The Sweet Dreams tisane has a slightly different recipe with Chamomile, apple, linden and lavender. It is bursting with sweet floral notes.
Nighty Night is packed with Peppermint, lemon balm, strawberry leaves, St. John’s wort, chamomile, sweet blackberry leaves, heather flowers, lavender, rose petals.
Pukka – Night Time
A dreamy bed of organic oat flowers, lavender and limeflower. This tea is ethically sourced and contains oat flowering tops, licorice root, chamomile flower, lavender flower, limeflower, valerian root and green Rama tulsi leaf. Infuse for up to 15 minutes. Made in the UK
4 stars – the licorice gives it a kick
Yogi – Soothing Bedtime Tea and Caramel Soothing Bedtime Tea
I was introduced to this bedtime tea by author Tim Ferriss. He prefers the caramel version and says “if you are trying to avoid sugar (honey), this is the alternative.” He thinks it is super effective for about 30% of his readers. Tim also recommends taking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey in hot water to assist with tranquilizing.
Yogi Bedtime tea is packed with valerian, passionflower, chamomile flower, licorice, cardamom and cinnamon. The proprietary blends of herbs also includes spearmint, skullcap leaf, St John’s Wort and flower, rose hip, raspberry leaf, lavender flower and stevia. Steep for 7 minutes. 16 tea bags in a box. Made in America.
4 stars original recipe and 2.5 stars caramel. A flavour packed soothing and spicy-sweet tea.
English Tea Shop – Sleepy Me
This herbal tea has pretty packaging so it would make a nice gift. The balance of herbs is perfect and include organic lavender buds, hop leaves, lemon balm and valerian roots. The lavender is strong but I prefer it over licorice.
20 tea bags in a box. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes. Made in Sri Lanka.
5 stars – This is one of my favourite sleepy tea.
I like to buy my herbal tea from the health food shop in the Myer Centre or under Post Office square.
What herbal teas do you use to help you sleep better?
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