Tea is truly one of the most unique drinks in the world. It is has been commonly found throughout the centuries, be it during High Tea in England or in during the Tang Dynasty in China, tea can be traced back throughout the world throughout history. It is considered to be a health drink as well as a status symbol, while some people will only drink it when they are feeling under the weather. It really is the most versatile drink. With the massive variety of teas out there, you will never run out of options.
Many experts even believe that tea is a great alternative to coffee. While many teas do give you a boost of energy just as coffee does, there are also plenty of calming tea varieties. These are perfect for those times when you’re feeling a little too energized in the evening and you’re searching for something to help you wind down before you head to bed. These are some of the best kinds of sleep time teas that you can try out.
Chamomile tea definitely has the reputation for being a calming tea and is one of the most popular varieties of tea out there. For centuries, chamomile tea has been known as a calming drink. It has also been used as a natural anxiety and stress remedy. There have also been studies that showed that chamomile has reduced anxiety levels in people diagnosed with GAD, as it acts as a mild tranquilizer. This is one of the best options if you’re looking for a relaxing sleepy-time tea. Best of all, you’ll find it at any supermarket.
While lavender is best known as a popular ingredient in soaps and aromatherapy, it is also a wonderful option for tea. Lavender tea is just that — tea made from the buds and flower petals of the lavender plant, Lavandula angustifolia. The plant’s famous color gives the tea a slight purple-pinkish hue and gives off its signature scent. The mildly sweet plant is perfect for drinking before bed time, as lavender is known for its calming properties.
Another option for a natural sleep aid is lemongrass tea. Lemongrass tea is known for its ability to release serotonin, which is the hormones linked with improving moods and therefore increasing happiness. This tea is also perfect for those of us who are a bit restless before going to bed, as it helps to reduce stress and increases contentment due to the serotonin. Best of all, lemongrass tea is so delicious with its lemon-citrus flavor and aroma.
Which tea will you be trying?