It is an underrated fact that there are so many teas that will help you relax. Seriously, there is nothing better at the end of the day than to unwind with a comforting, warm cup of soothing goodness. The best part about this is you are doing so many good things for yourself by consuming these herbs. Drinking teas that will help you relax and reduce stress also have the added benefits of herbs to heal your body from various ailments. You get all of these benefits from just a simple container of tea that costs about five dollars for an entire month!
1 Zhena’s Gypsy Tea Calm Me Coconut and Vanilla
Out of all the teas that will help you relax, this one will win almost every time. It contains the proven relaxing herbs valerian and chamomile that will help promote a good night’s sleep. Although not organic, this tea is completely natural and contains no GMO ingredients! Now, the taste of this tea is so dang good. I mean, how can you not love a combination of velvety coconut and vanilla? If you want to buy it, and I know you want to, go to luckyvitamin.com.
2 Traditional Medicinals Everyday Detox Tea
This stuff is so effective at getting things moving in your digestive tract. It is said to promote healthy liver detoxification with roasted dandelion and chicory root, but without being harsh like some detox teas are. I concur that this is probably the perfect detox tea out there for being both safe and effective. There are eighty-five percent organic ingredients in this product, making this almost pesticide-free. It has a somewhat sweet, delicate flavor that makes for a relaxing bedtime treat (although if you have a lot of built-up toxins, you may be running to the bathroom at night!). Buy it at your local health food store or go to shop.traditionalmedicinals.com.
3 Yogi Tea Lemon Ginger
I am going to start off by saying that I don’t like most ginger tea. However, I can’t get enough of this brand! The lemon and ginger complement each other so well, and there is a light stevia taste so no added sugar is needed. This tea is also so effective, trust me! Every single time I drink it, my digestive woes of the moment disappear (especially gas and bloating!). If you don’t take my word for it, just think about the fact that lemon and ginger are two known digestive aids. Ginger is also a warming spice that will surely make you relax. It is so delicious, and contains organic ingredients too! Find it at your local health food store or yogiproducts.com.
4 Equal Exchange Peppermint Tea
If you have any digestive woes and detest ginger as I do (although the Yogi brand is awesome), peppermint is your next best bet. Peppermint gently stimulates your digestion and helps with gas, bloating, and constipation. This tea has these benefits, but it is also caffeine-free, making it a great relaxing bedtime drink. It keeps getting better, because this tea only has organic peppermint as the ingredient! Although I think it tastes good plain, it would pair nicely with some further digestion-prompting lemon or raw honey. To buy, go to shop.equalexchange.coop or look for it at your local health food store.
5 Yogi Soothing Caramel Bedtime Tea
The chamomile, Skullcap, L-Theanine, and California Poppy are herbs in this tea formulated to help you get a better night’s sleep. I also think the rich, smooth, and comforting taste of this tea has something to do with its relaxing effect. The vanilla, caramel, and rooibos in this tea could make it pass as a dessert, and would make a great, healthy substitute for one! This tea is made from mostly organic ingredients, which is great for keeping you pesticide-free. You can find it in most health food stores or at yogiproducts.com.
This tea is naturally sweet with its honey vanilla notes. It also tastes like a comforting after dinner dessert, and is an acceptable one because it is naturally caffeine-free. The ingredients are all natural, so you don’t have to worry about any artificial sweeteners and their side-effects. Not only will you be avoiding the negative, but you will be embracing the positive with the many benefits of chamomile. Chamomile has been shown to relieve cramps and muscle tension, reduce inflammation, promote restful sleep, boost your immune system, and improve digestion. To buy, go to shop.celestialseasonings.com or look for it at the majority of grocery stores.
7 Stash Wild Raspberry Hibiscus Tea
The ingredients list of this tea is entirely pronounceable, and one hundred percent natural. It is also a very beneficial tea to drink to relax in the afternoons, and it tastes so good when it’s iced. I love the strong, refreshing berry taste of this tea, and it smells so good too! Hibiscus is an herb that is packed with antioxidants, can help with weight loss, and can prevent bladder infections. Raspberry tea has some added benefits as well, mostly relating to pregnancy aid and PMS relief. I love that this tea is caffeine-free because you can easily enjoy it to relax before bed. You can buy this tea at stashtea.com or at most grocery stores.
Now you can relax and unwind easily with these delicious teas. Whether you are having trouble sleeping or releasing tension after work (or everything in between!), tea is a good option for you. I will note that some teas have herbs in them that don’t react well with certain individuals, so be cautious if you think you may be a candidate for such reactions. What is your favorite tea to drink that relaxes you?