Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea

13 Feb

 I have trouble sleeping, and I’m usually on a pretty bad sleep schedule, like going to bed a 6, sometimes 8am. Admittedly, the technology can’t help, I can spend hours and hours looking up reviews or delicious recipes, and finding myself wanting to cook at 5 in the morning. Have you ever had to force yourself to bed because it’s too late and you shouldn’t eat, but your starving? I’m sure we’ve all been there. 

Anyway, I’ve discovered Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime line of teas. And generally nothing helps calm me down, but this stuff sincerely works. I’m not positive if it’s a mental thing or not, but I’m not questioning it. These teas are gluten free, naturally caffeine free, and include only natural ingredients like all natural herbs and flavors, and no artificial colors or preservatives. 

Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra Wellness Tea Review

The first one I got was the Sleepytime Extra Wellness Tea which:

  • promotes relaxation
  • with calming valerian
  • simple ingredients: spearmint, west indian lemongrass, hawthorn and orange blossoms

According to the Celestial Seasoning website, “Nothing promotes physical and mental well being like a restful evening. So if you’re wondering how to sleep better or just looking for something to help you unwind, try a cup of Sleepytime Extra®. This relaxing and delicious herbal tea starts with the time-honored blend of chamomile, spearmint and other soothing herbs found in our beloved Sleepytime herbal tea. We then add valerian, trusted as a natural sleep aid since the days of the Greeks and Romans because of its mild sedative properties. The result is a tea with the trusted calming effect and great taste of Sleepytime, plus just a little “extra” to help you rest.

I like this one best, it has a simple taste and really does relax me at the end of the day, especially over a good book.

Sleepytime Herbal Tea

  • chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorn and rosebuds

Also from the Celestial Seasoning website, “Sleepytime’s comforting aroma and perfectly balanced flavor are achieved by blending soothing herbal ingredients from around the world – including floral Egyptian chamomile, cool spearmint from the Pacific Northwest, and lively Guatemalan lemongrass. This global synergy is only fitting, since all over the world, generations of tea lovers have wound down their day with Sleepytime.”

Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra Wellness Tea Review

Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra Wellness Tea Review

I love watching the tea bag sink into the hot water, releasing all of the vibrant colors. 
I’m really lazy when it comes to preparing tea, and I’ve never actually made it the “right” way, I just throw a mug of water in the microwave for 2 minutes (making it a perfect temp to drink immediately, I hate having to wait to drink it or suffer the consequences of a burnt tongue) then throw in the tea bag.

Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea Review

 I like this little piece of interesting information.. 
“like catnip, valerian makes cats frisky – exactly the opposite of its effect on humans”

Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra Wellness Tea Review

And I just discovered they make a decaf lemon jasmine green tea sleepytime, sign me up!

Do you have a favorite sleepytime tea, or tea in general? 

Well, I’m enjoying this tea now, so I should be getting very, very sleeeeeeepy…….

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