In the wired 24/7 world we now live it is unsurprising we are frequently asked what the best tea is for sleep.
Much like a brisk walk in the fresh air or a glass of wine, we believe that enjoying exceptional tea should be a regular, if not daily pleasure because preparing and drinking tea is a calming activity in and of itself. However, the soporific effects of some sleepy teas obviously go much further than simple calming.
Sleepy, or bed-time teas, are of course not really teas at all, but caffeine-free, herbal infusions or tisanes. We have a number of these in our range, including Chamomile, Rooibos and Peppermint but our number one go-to for a decent kip is our functional Dream On blend.
Packed with ingredients known to have either a sedative effect or relax the body, our Dream On blend has garnered a loyal following:
The soothing qualities of honeybush are believed to help relieve depression, anxiety, and have even been used as a treatment for colicky infants.
Chamomile has been used for centuries to treat insomnia, stress, anxiety, and upset stomachs.
Lavender in tea reduces stress and anxiety and might have stronger effects in women than men according to some studies.
A member of the mint family, lemon balm has a minty yet lemony taste. It is believed to interact with the GABA receptors in your brain, which when activated, reduces stress and aids sleep. For best results, it is advised lemon balm should be combined with other herbs, as found in our Dream On blend.
Research published in the Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences found that rose tea works in the nervous system to produce a mild hypnotic effect and can help to induce sleep in a way comparable to medications such as Valium.
Not only is this blend functional, it is also well-balanced delicious and highly addictive - why not try it for yourself and get a great night's sleep while doing so?