Zzz ….. Sweet Dreams by Linda VillanoSunday, September 27th 2015 @ 11:36 AM
In the fast-paced society of this fast-paced part of the world, many of us have trouble winding down at bedtime and often sleep doesn’t arrive as quickly as we’d like. Rather than turning to the local drug store chain or the aisles of the health food shops for a packaged pill or liquid sleep aid, try going au naturale. Many ingredients in commercial fixes include variations of any or all of the following botanicals. Fortunately, we in the tea industry have them at our finger-tips.
Just as a cuppa tea (Camellia sinensis) provides a great pick-me-up, a cuppa these botanicals will provide a natural wind-me-down. Prepare like any tisane: one teaspoon, or 2.5–3 g, per cup steeped in boiled water for about 5 minutes or to taste. Sip, Relax, Snooze.
At SerendipiTea we make two relaxation blends using botanicals reputed for their relaxing effects:
Zzz ~ Chamomile & Lavender
The Big Sleep ~ Anise, Brahmi, Coconut Bits, Honeybush, Pomegranate Peel, Vanilla Bean
As with all consumables, please look for Certified Organic product.
~ Linda Villano, SerendipiTea
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LINDA VILLANO co-founded SerendipiTea.com in 1995 with Tomislav Podreka. With a passion for all things Tea, she oversees all aspects of the business; including client consulting, concept and design, staff training, sourcing and product development (recipe creations). Having grown up in a family of restaurateurs and chefs, she considers her role as a purveyor of premium teas & tisanes a natural continuation of her family’s culinary tradition. Linda is a published illustrator and writer. Her illustrations appear in Tomislav Podreka’s book, SerendipiTea: a guide to the varieties, origins and rituals of tea, and she writes articles about tea for trade publications.