I bought a lot of herbal teas because I LOVE herbal teas. There are some that I really didn’t like because it was too strong or not strong enough, but there are also a lot of them that I found really delicious and helpful for certain things.
First, let’s start with the sleep aid teas.
The first one that I tried was Sweet Dreams. It has chamomile, lemongrass, fennel seeds, licorice root, hibiscus, lemon peel, orange peel, lemon myrtle, and rose petals. I usually hate teas with licorice root because it gives me a really nasty aftertaste in my throat and on my tongue, but this tea you can’t taste it at all and it doesn’t leave that after taste. I am so glad! This tea is very relaxing and I find that it helps calm my mind down after a hard day at work. The tea smells strongly of chamomile, which is one of my favorite kinds of teas! It also changes to a really nice shade of pink because of the hibiscus!
The next tea that I tried was Mother’s Little Helper. This tea contains peppermint, lemongrass, hibiscus, rosehips, chamomile, valerian root, and cornflowers. Usually valerian root also gives me a strange taste in my mouth, but this tea doesn’t give me any strange after taste and I find the taste delicious! This tea is probably one of the teas that actually helps me sleep better. I always wake up in the middle of the night and have a lot of trouble going back to sleep, but any night that I drink this tea I have a deeper sleep and I am able to fall asleep quicker. If I wake up in the middle of the night I am able to go back to sleep almost immediately after and I wake up feeling rested.
The Big Chill is also a sleep aid tea that I find works remarkably well for aiding in my sleep. Usually sleep aid teas don’t work for me, but I am so glad that I decided to give these ones a chance because I find that they all help. I like to keep a large amount of all three because I drink them on a daily basis, but I like to rotate them so that I’m not drinking the same one every night. This tea also helped me fall asleep, have a deeper sleep, fall back asleep quickly if I wake up in the middle of the night, and I also wake up feeling more rested. This tea contains apple, lemon balm, silver lime flowers, apple mint, mango, lemon myrtle, peppermint, valerian root, apricot, sunflower and natural vanilla flavoring.
I usually have an upset stomach at least once a week and I find that Peppermint Amour really helps. Unlike the teas in the supermarkets, I find that this tea is way stronger and works way quicker than a Tetley tea. The flavor and scent are so much stronger, but it’s still an amazing taste. I love peppermint.
Another tea that I find refreshing and soothing for the stomach is spearmint. It smells strong and reminds me of the spearmint gum, but with all natural flavoring. This tea is great with a bit of honey and definitely freshens your breath and helps your tummy if you’ve eaten to fast or your stomach is just upset in general.
This is a tea that is supposed to be good for women to help with bloating, PMS, cramps, and is even supposed to be good for pregnant women. It has raspberry leaves, apple, lemon balm, rosehip, and raspberry. I haven’t tried it during that time of the month, but it does taste delicious! It’s not a strong tasting tea, but it’s light and has a hint of fruity flavor thanks to the raspberry, apple, and lemon balm. Regardless of it helping or not, I think I’ll still drink this tea just on the days that I feel blue and because all the ingredients in here are good for you for different reasons overall.
Finally, Midsummer Night’s Dream. This tea contains apple pieces, spearmint, gooseberries, marigold blossoms, safflowers, rose petals, and orange oil. Apparently you can ice it for those hot summer nights. I don’t mind this tea, it’s good and it tastes a lot like oranges to me. It’s one of those teas that I wouldn’t mind drinking during the winter to get a taste of summer from all the fruit and especially the orange flavor.
Of course, two other herbal teas that I absolutely love are Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait and Redberry Tonic. You can read about them here: https://sakuradaisuki.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/my-three-favorite-teas-so-far/