Making a cup of tea can be quite therapeutic in itself, but there are a few herbal blends that can help you relax, reduce stress and encourage a more restful night’s sleep.
Peppermint or spearmint tea
Peppermint and spearmint teas are naturally caffeine free, and as a bonus, contain a compound called menthol which is a natural muscle relaxant.
A well-known and commonly used herbal tea, chamomile does not contain caffeine and may help to relieve stress and sleeplessness.
Lemon balm tea
Lemon balm tea is a caffeine-free herbal tea that may help to promote calmness, reduce anxiety and stress and support a restful sleep.
Lavender tea is caffeine free and may help to soothe restlessness, anxiety and insomnia. And it smells amazing too!
Passionflower tea is a natural sedative for the nervous system and a great caffeine free way to reduce anxiety and stress and support a relaxing deep sleep.
Green tea is not a herbal tea, and does contain caffeine, so it’s best to have your green tea in the morning. Green tea contains a nutrient called L-theanine which helps you relax and reduces stress. Green tea is a good substitute when trying to reduce your black tea and coffee intake.