If you have ever perused the tea section of your local grocery store, you are undoubtedly familiar with the charming little bear in his stocking cap, snoozing away in his favorite chair. Sleepytime Tea is a time-honored classic blend; it has been the go-to comfort tea for countless tea enthusiasts for over 40 years! Its delicate blend of herbs and flowers make it a cherished selection for promoting rest, relaxation, and a good night’s sleep.
Sleepytime Tea has been such a success that Celestial Seasonings, the company behind the blend, has expanded from the original Sleepytime Classic to a full line of Sleepytime teas to please every tea drinker.
What’s in Sleepytime Tea?
What makes Sleepytime Classic tea such a favorite? Its signature blend of soothing ingredients like chamomile, spearmint, and hawthorn are ideal for those who are looking for a more holistic approach to getting a better night’s sleep. Chamomile, especially, has been regarded as a natural sleep aid for thousands of years. Chamomile has proven anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties as well, which can contribute to a feeling of wellness and restfulness.
Other ingredients like lemongrass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, and rosebuds round out the light but full taste of Sleepytime Tea.
As we mentioned, Celestial Seasonings expanded the Sleepytime line to include many varieties:
- Decaf Berry Pomegranate
- Decaf Jasmine Lemon
- Echinacea Complete Care
- Sinus Soother
- Throat Tamer
We won’t delve into all of these, but we’d like to make mention of a few of the more unique, medicinal blends.
Sleepytime Echinacea Complete Care
This blend is great if you are looking for a natural way to boost your immune system. With echinacea, vitamin C, and zinc, this Sleepytime tea is a great tasting way to help keep you in good health.
If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, Sleepytime Extra might be your bedtime tea of choice. This tea starts with the classic blend of herbs, tea leaves, and blossoms, and then adds valerian, known for its sleep-promoting properties. Valerian is also used in traditional medicine to treat anxiety and nervous tension. Sleepytime Extra is just as good as the original with something a little… extra!
Sleepytime Sinus Soother
When you are suffering from mild sinus congestion, reach for a box of Sleepytime Sinus Soother. This blend contains stinging nettle, which has been used traditionally as an aid to combat the symptoms of nasal congestion.
Sleepytime Throat Tamer
This variety of Sleepytime Tea is especially soothing when you have a scratchy, sore throat. The key ingredients in this blend are licorice root and slippery elm bark (similar to Willow tea and Palo Azul) to soothe and coat your throat. Ginger is another soothing addition with analgesic properties.
Where to Find Sleepytime Tea
One of the best things about Sleepytime Tea is how readily available it is! You can find it in virtually any supermarket’s tea aisle. Sleepytime Classic is now even available in K-cups for those times when you want to relax but don’t have a lot of time to prepare a cup of tea.
While not every store will have every kind of Sleepytime Tea that Celestial Seasonings offers, you can also easily purchase any of the Sleepytime Tea varieties from the Celestial Seasonings website.
With so many options, there is a Sleepytime Tea blend that will be a staple in your kitchen.