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What unique combination of herbs creates the "perfect cup of tea"? As I sit here at my writing desk, sipping on a hot cup of one of my favorite tea blends (Yogi Tea's "Kava Stress Relief" tea), the winter chill outside my window is the last of my worries, for I am comforted by the warmth of this deliciously relaxing cup of tea. A few of my favorite relaxing herbs comes to mind and in this cold month of January (which is celebrated as "Hot Tea Month"), I would love to share with you all my Etsy tea blend picks containing my favorite herbs that promote rest and relaxation...just what we all desire to embrace after the bustling holiday season.
"Sweet Dreams Tea" (containing organic chamomile flowers, organic marshmallow leaves, organic lavender buds, organic valerian root); the valerian root is so very relaxing and absolutely perfect in a nighttime cup of tea! The tranquil chamomile and lavender will also add pleasant floral notes to your palate. You can find this tea in the Etsy shop: Wild Root.
"Could You Be Loved Tea" (16 tea bags); this tea by Good 4 You contains: jasmine flowers, ginger, cinnamon, kava root, Eleuthero root (Siberian ginseng), gingko leaves, passionflowers, maca root powder, nutmeg & cardamom. I LOVE KAVA TEA! It is soothing, pleasantly earthy, and pairs wonderfully with spicy herbs like the ones in this tea...Mmm, this gives the tea a nice hint of chai flavors. Passionflowers are also in this tea; which is probably my all-time favorite herb because it is so very relaxing and therapeutic to my well-being.
"Ramblin' Relaxer" by LanaBella looks like a very complex and fascinating blend of many of my favorite relaxing herbs and a few new ones that intrigue me! Organic Ingredients: Chamomile, Red Raspberry Leaf, Red Clover, Catnip, Calendula, Rose Petals, California Poppy, Lemon Balm, Peppermint, Spearmint, Skullcap, Oatstraw, Cornflower & LOVE! Oooh, by sipping on this tea with the California Poppies, we might just fall into a peacefully sweet slumber like Dorthy and Toto! This tea also contains nourishing and detoxifying herbs like the red raspberry leaf and red clover. ;-)
"Bedtime Sleepy Night Time Herbal Tea" (4 oz.) by Wells of Health; this tea blend contains: Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower, and Catnip. With my favorite herb passion flower, I know this tea will be awesome...yet when paired with relaxing chamomile, lemon balm, and catnip; this tea has got to be absolutely spectacular! My husband, Joe, and I have a lemon balm plant that grows behind our miniature horse barn apartment and it comes back every year; we have dried the leaves and have made tea from them, and the result is amazing for this tea is so very lemony delicious and oh so very calming! I love catnip tea too (I find it particularly soothing to drink during "that time of the month" a.k.a: your menstrual period)...so have a delightful afternoon and invite the cheshire cat to your tea party, for you both will enjoy this cup of tea!
"DREAM" Organic Loose Leaf Tea by Harbor Herbalist; this medicinal tea contains: Chamomile, Skullcap, Catnip, Spearmint, Peppermint, Hops, Licorice. Auh yes, I see how this tea gets its name! Hops and Skullcap are wonderful sedative herbs and therefore this would be a divine cup of tea for that "winding down time" before you rest your head on your pillow. Mmm, this tea has got taste fabulous because it has my favorite pair "delicious herbs: licorice and both mints (peppermint and spearmint)...Wow, what a well-rounded tea blend!