With Winter now upon us, the dark nights can leave us feeling tired much earlier than normal, as well as make it a real struggle to get out of bed in the morning.
If you’re wanting to get a decent night’s sleep, then having a cup of tea just before you want to nod off probably isn’t how you imagine finishing off your evening. But there are plenty of options for those of us who want to enjoy a brew without the caffeine hit.
This list covers just a few of those options, along with the benefits they provide, so you’ll not only be able to enjoy your favourite drink before bed, but you’ll wake up feeling more refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day throws at you.
Whittard Sleepy Tea
This Sleepy Tea does exactly what it says on the tin. Containing three effective sleep aids- camomile, lavender and linden flowers, you’ll feel like you’re floating away on a fluffy cloud in no time at all. It’s a great combination after the more taxing of days that have caused a build up in tension.
Aveda Comforting Tea Bags
This comforting blend delivers a subtle flavour of peppermint, which is proven to relax the muscles and relive indigestion. Thanks to the addition of liquorice root, it has a smooth and sweet taste that makes up for the lack of sugar and can be drunk hot or iced. Pour yourself a cup to de-stress at the end of the day or to settle your stomach after a late-night meal.
Clipper Snore & Peace
This fragrant blend is the perfect tipple for accompany a night time reading session. Calming camomile and lavender is combined with refreshing lemon balm, which has been used since the medieval times for sleep problems and stress.
Twinings Camomile & Honey Tea
Known for its soothing and relaxing properties, camomile has long been a reliable sleep aid and also helps settle anxiety. Blended with the detoxifying benefits of honey, its all-natural flavours create a creamy aroma and make it ideal for those with a sweet tooth.
Yogi Tea Bedtime Tea
If you like a bit of a kick to your tea, then this flavoursome blend of camomile, cardamom and liquorice ought to impress you. Its relaxing benefits are enhanced by Valerian, fennel and passionflower. Brew for at least three minutes and drink an hour before sleep for best effect.
Cowshed Sleepy Cow Tea Bags
Treat yourself to some blissful beauty sleep with Cowshed’s uplifting tea blend. Made from organic ingredients, it offers a sweet and aromatic flavour of camomile, lemon and marjoram – a perennial herb that is known to cure snoring and insomnia. The elegant fuso tea bags make the experience all the more indulging. Brew for 5-6 minutes.
Pukka Night Time Tea
Pukka has crafted an organic herbal tea with ingredients that help settle the mind and prepare you for a restful slumber. One of its main ingredients is Valerian, a flowering plant that has been used to ease insomnia, anxiety and restlessness for hundreds of years. Other ingredients include calming oat flower, lavender and limeflower.
It’s the perfect combination to get you through the Winter months with the energy of a toddler on smarties.
Have you tried any of the teas we’ve recommended here?
Maybe you’ve got one of your own that we’re yet to discover..
Either way, drop us a comment below with your thoughts.