Good tea for de-stressing?


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Good tea for de-stressing?

Postby chamekke » Apr 7th, '08, 02:55

I'm posting this inquiry on behalf of a friend. She's a home care worker, and the job gets very stressful sometimes.

She'd like recommendations for a tea whose ingredients will help her naturally de-stress. (If it's tasty, obviously, bonus points :wink: )

I'm thinking (1) no caffeine, and (2) valerian might be nice ... but aside from this, I'm drawing a blank. My own experience with tisanes is limited, and I'm not sure whether simply suggesting a "bedtime tea" would be appropriate.

Your recommendations and suggestions are most welcome!
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Postby olivierco » Apr 7th, '08, 06:40

No caffeine: Rooibos perhaps. I drink mine unflavored, but there are lot flavored available.
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Postby yukondoit » Apr 21st, '08, 15:08

Yogi Tea makes an awesome bedtime tea - I use two of them, I have massive insomnia and panic disorder (and an insanely stressful job) and it works well for me --

http://www.yogitea.com/Pages/OurTeas/Mi ... dtime.html
http://www.yogitea.com/Pages/OurTeas/Mi ... elief.html

Check this out, too, from my blog --

http://authoritea.blogspot.com/2008/02/ ... -teas.html
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I would go with.

Postby silvermage2000 » Jun 14th, '08, 20:58

I would have to go with a tea with chamoile in it. sp?
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Postby tenuki » Jun 15th, '08, 02:06

A couple of the aged shen puerhs I have really mellow me out. I usually drink them in the evening for that reason.
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Postby zacstill » Sep 22nd, '08, 18:12

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Postby Pentox » Sep 22nd, '08, 18:55

scotch.
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Postby JM » Oct 7th, '08, 21:29

Pentox wrote:scotch.


:lol: = > That's not a good idea cause it tends to be habit forming. Although, Teachers makes a nice Highland cream...

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Tazo's Calm is nice and easy, I enjoy it before bed.
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Oct 7th, '08, 22:38

JM wrote:
Pentox wrote:scotch.


:lol: = > That's not a good idea cause it tends to be habit forming.


Human nature is habit forming, scotch is perfectly fine
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Postby twistedinside » Oct 15th, '08, 20:41

I love rooibos, chamomille, and peppermint for de-stressing. In the winter time, I tend to go with the peppermint, with just a dollop of Alaskan Wild Flower Honey. Yummy!
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Postby Vulture » Oct 16th, '08, 03:18

Personally I use 2/3 rooibos 1/3 spearmint when I get home from work. Its a nice non-cafinated tea that is naturaly sweet. Yet it is a nice earthy calming flavor from the rooibos.

I heard (but can't profess) that chamomile is the best for relaxing.
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Postby caligatia » Oct 16th, '08, 04:03

Vulture wrote:I heard (but can't profess) that chamomile is the best for relaxing.


Chamomile tea always makes me thirsty, for some reason. Odd.
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Postby Vulture » Oct 16th, '08, 04:12

caligatia wrote:
Vulture wrote:I heard (but can't profess) that chamomile is the best for relaxing.


Chamomile tea always makes me thirsty, for some reason. Odd.


The answer is to have more chamomile! :twisted:

Like I said I only heard. I can't drink chamomile (see my chamomile thread for explanation).
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Postby chad » Oct 16th, '08, 08:32

My wife and I have been using a really nice Egyptian chamomile this last week. I steep a small pot about 30 minutes before scheduled bedtime. It has seemed to help me get to sleep quicker and deeper. Anyway, I really like this particular herbal tea and will be keeping it around.
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