Top Teas to Help you Drift Off into a Peaceful Sleepūüí§

Quality sleep is an essential pillar of overall well-being, impacting our physical health, mental clarity, and emotional balance. However, with the demands of modern life, achieving a restful night's sleep can often feel elusive.

Thankfully, nature offers us a soothing remedy as certain teas have been cherished for centuries for their calming properties. These teas work by helping us unwind, relax, and drift off into a peaceful slumber. So, prepare to embrace tranquility as we uncover the enticing powers of these teas, guiding you towards a rejuvenating night's rest and ways to incorporate each blend!

What Happens to Our Body Without Quality Sleep?

Without quality sleep, our bodies can experience a range of negative effects that can impact both our physical and mental well-being. The consequences of sleep deprivation can affect your cognition, weakens your immune system, causes disruption to your mood such as irritability, decrease your stamina, and increase your risk for chronic conditions.

Blends to Help you Drift off into a Peaceful Slumber 

We understand the importance of quality sleep and its profound impact on overall well-being. That's why we've carefully curated a collection of soothing teas that harness the power of nature to promote relaxation and enhance your sleep experience. From the calming Moringa to soothing peppermint, each blend is thoughtfully formulated to quiet the mind, ease tension, and guide you into a tranquil night's rest. Join us on a journey of serenity as we explore the remarkable benefits of our sleep-inducing tea blends, designed to help you unwind, recharge, and wake up feeling refreshed.

Moringa Blend

Moringa leaves come from a large tree native to India and are packed with a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Moringa is an adaptogenic herb that is very well known for its ability to calm and connect the mind and spirit. 

Moringa has the potential to:

  • Improve immune system
  • Promote healthy circulation
  • Supports normal blood glucose levels
  • Promote¬†skin health
  • Anti-Inflammatory support
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Heighten mental clarity

Because of these adaptogenic properties, Moringa acts as a great natural sleep aid. It can help you stay asleep and wake up more rested by allowing the muscles of the body to relax as well as lowering your blood pressure to promote a more restful slumber. 

Our Self Care Elixir is an excellent addition to your nightly routine. This herbaceous blend is like meditation in a cup made with Moringa and hints of cinnamon and citrus. 

For a fun way to add this blend into your wellness ritual, try out our Sparkling Pitaya Mocktail from our Sober Summer Series!

Here is what you will need:
  • Steeped Self Care Elixir
  • Sparkling Water
  • Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Pink Pitaya
  • Pitaya Ice Cubes

Find the full recipe here!

Valerian Root Tea

Valerian tea is a tea made from the underground stems of the valerian plant native to Europe and Asia. Valerian root has been used for a number of years to help ease anxiety and aid in sleep through its sedative properties. Valerian root does this by acting on receptors in the body known as GABA messengers which help to regulate the nervous system.

Valerian root has the potential to:

  • Improve sleep
  • Decrease episodes of insomnia
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve symptoms of PMS and menopause

Whether you reach for a hot cup of tea to wind down for the evening or would rather something iced, our Golden Slumbers rooibos blend makes the perfect addition to your wind down ritual.

Try out this refreshing Lavender Iced Tea for a great way to sip on this blend while enjoying all of the beneficial properties packed inside.

Here is what you will need:
  • Lavender Ice Cubes
  • Honey
  • Lemon Juice
  • Iced Golden Slumbers

Find the full recipe here!

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is a highly aromatic herb made from a cross between watermint and spearmint. This herb has been used for centuries in places such as Ancient Rome to aid with digestion and grows throughout Europe and North America but has been found to possess a number of other health benefits along the way. Peppermint tea has a naturally sweet flavour and is a caffeine free tea blend making it another excellent peaceful slumber ritual addition.

Peppermint has the potential to:

  • Ease digestive issues
  • Relieve tension
  • Improve energy levels
  • Improve your sleep
  • Relief from menstrual cramps
  • Improve cognitive function

Mocktails are always an awesome way to spice up your tea rituals, so why not try out our Mint Mojito Mocktail made with our own Midnight Mint  peppermint and honeybush blend?

Here is what you will need:

  • Steeped Midnight Mint tea
  • Mint-infused ice cubes
  • Lime Juice
  • Fresh lime slices
  • Sugar/botanical rim(optional)

Find the full recipe here!

Ashwagandha Blend

Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurvedic medicine practices for thousands of years. Ayurveda translates to "the knowledge of life" and is based on the beliefs that disease is caused by an imbalance in one's body and mind. Ashwagandha is a small shrub with yellow flowers that’s native to India and Southeast Asia and has been known to aid in easing stress and anxiety. 

Ashwagandha has the potential to:

  • Reducing stress
  • Improving sleep
  • Boosting athletic performance
  • Improving memory
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Managing blood sugar

Chill Out Cherry offer a natural and effective way to promote better sleep, thanks to the herb's calming properties that help reduce stress and anxiety, allowing for a more restful night's sleep. The soft earthy notes of the Ashwagandha are balanced with cranberries and elderflowers with a tart cherry finish perfect for wrapping up a hard days work. 

If you are looking for an excellent addition to your nighttime routine, try out this viral Sleepy Girl Mocktail!

Here is what you will need:

  • Chill out Cherry tea
  • Tart cherry juice
  • Magnesium powder

Find the full recipe here!

Incorporating these sleep-inducing tea blends into your nighttime routine can help you drift off into a peaceful sleep like you deserve. From the calming Moringa to the sedative Valerian Root and the stress-reducing Ashwagandha, each blend offers unique benefits to enhance your sleep experience. Whether you prefer a warm cup of tea before bed or a refreshing iced mocktail, these teas can help you unwind, relax, and wake up feeling refreshed.

Embrace the power of nature and discover the transformative effects of these soothing teas on your sleep quality and overall well-being.

Sweet dreams await!ūüí§¬†

 

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Kubala, Jillian. ‚Äú9 Proven Health Benefits of Ashwagandha.‚ÄĚ Edited by Jared Meacham. Healthline, 2023. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ashwagandha¬†

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