Good tea for de-stressing?

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Good tea for de-stressing?

by chamekke » Apr 7th 08 6:55 am

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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by olivierco » Apr 7th 08 10:40 am

No caffeine: Rooibos perhaps. I drink mine unflavored, but there are lot flavored available.

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by yukondoit » Apr 21st 08 7:08 pm

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.

by silvermage2000 » Jun 15th 08 12:58 am

I would have to go with a tea with chamoile in it. sp?

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by tenuki » Jun 15th 08 6:06 am

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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by Pentox » Sep 22nd 08 10:55 pm

scotch.

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by JM » Oct 8th 08 1:29 am

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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by PolyhymnianMuse » Oct 8th 08 2:38 am

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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by twistedinside » Oct 16th 08 12:41 am

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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by Vulture » Oct 16th 08 7:18 am

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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by caligatia » Oct 16th 08 8:03 am

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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by Vulture » Oct 16th 08 8:12 am

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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by chad » Oct 16th 08 12:32 pm

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.