Catnap from Aka Tea

I misread the name of this tea at first, and thought it said “Catnip.” Turns out I wasn’t far wrong, because this blend does actually contain catnip. It’s even more fitting when you consider that the company logo, and indeed the majority of their blends, are cat themed. Catnap is purportedly a relaxing blend, containing chamomile, mint, lemon verbena, lemon balm…and catnip. In my head, catnip isn’t something I typically associate with relaxation – it conjures images of bright-eyed, mischief-making kittens. Maybe in humans the effects are different. Noticeable amongst the dry leaf are small whole chamomile flowers, pieces of Read More


Peace Tea from The Algonquin Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal/Functional Tisane Where to Buy:  Algonquin Tea Co. Tea Description: Peace Tea instills the tranquility, patience and beauty of the earth. This rich, bittersweet blend grounds us in a flowing meadow of healing herbs. Peace tea is ideal for calming down before, during or after any busy period. Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about subscribing to Postal Teas here. Taster’s Review: So, my Postal Teas box arrived the other day!  Yay!  A beam of happiness shines like a ray of sunshine when tea is in the mailbox!  And I do really enjoy the Read More


Insomniac’s Dream Herbal Blend from Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf Tea Description: This dreamy tisane blends five calming herbs into one delicious tea. Catnip and Chamomile Flowers lure the drinker into a mellow, relaxed mood, while the bright flavors of Peppermint, Lemon Balm and Lemongrass dance around their palate, resulting in a tea that is at once effective and unforgettable. But drinker beware- you may hit the pillow before finishing your cup!Chamomile Flowers, Lemon Balm, Catnip, Lemongrass, Peppermint Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf’s Selection Club subscription program here. Taster’s Review: This is not necessarily a Read More


Slumbering Slope Tisane from Bird’s Eye Tea

Tisane Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane Where to Buy:  Bird’s Eye Tea Tisane Description: Ingredients: Chamomile, Skullcap, Catnip, Spearmint, Rose, licorice This is a simple blend to help calm the body at the end of the day. My sister grew the catnip for this blend. The skullcap and chamomile come from farms in Oregon. I like to use a variety of mild relaxants when I make any evening teas because everyone has a really specific combination of tensions in their body. Some folks hold tension in thoughts, others in their muscles. Learn more about this tisane here. Learn more about subscribing Read More


Stress Relief Tea from Solay Tea Therapy

Tea Type: Herbal Tisane/Green Tea Where To Buy: Solay Tea Therapy (AKA Solay Wellness) Product Description: Solay Tea Therapy Organic Stress Relief Tea With organic Chamomile, organic Peppermint, organic Indian Green Tea (decaffeinated), organic Skullcap herb, organic Wood Betony, organic Catnip herb and organic Stevia herb. Steep one scoop of tea in boiling water for five minutes. Enjoy one to two cups daily. Net weight 2 ounces $ 9.95 with wood scoop Organic Chamomile  – Soothing Sedative Properties Organic Peppermint – Relieves pains from colic, dyspepsia and flatulence. Organic Indian Decaffeinated Green Tea – Has a very high concentration of Read More