My youngest daughter, often wise beyond her age, had said to me once, "Aaah... it's so simple Mum, a good sleep makes you feel like a million dollars"
Indeed! The best things in life are often free. It might sound very cliche, but a good night's sleep, sunshine and fresh air can often change our perspective in life. Big, seemingly unsurmountable mountains of worries, tension and anxiety becomes less of a mountain and at times, even diminishes into a shrug.
Problems with Sleep and Relaxing
Do you have problems with sleeping and relaxing?
Do you function on overdrive or are edgy all the time?
Do your eyes ping open at 3am and your mind races at a hundred miles?
Do you wake up tired and exhausted in the mornings?
Eastern Wisdom of Tea and Life
The fact is, we live in an anxious world. Our pace of life these days isn't as it used to be, even just a decade ago. Statistics are showing that at least 1 in 5 people live in a constant state of anxiety or stress in our Western world today.
There's an Eastern wisdom of Wu Wei which reminds us of the art of non-doing. It doesn't mean being lazy nor passive but simply allowing and being. Trusting life's own process. Stop, pause, breathe...
Water that's murky and turbulent will eventually settle. Once the currents have slowed, the sediments settle to the bottom. The water naturally becomes clearer, and clarity reveals itself. You will have more energies to get stuff done and the mind will be clearer for solutions to arise. A good night's sleep might just break the vicious cycle of murky turbulence and get you back on track.
Simply the ritual of making and drinking tea allows the parasympathetic relaxation response to kick into your system. Added to that, the naturally occurring theanine compound in tea starts to add all sorts of health benefits to your mind and body.
Hence, it led to my creating the Tiny Tea Shop's Houseblend 5 Anti Anxiety Blend or as some customers have nicknamed it, the Chill Out Blend! Though it wasn't meant to knock you out totally but simply to help bring you down gently from a hyper, over activated state, some customers have reported that the blend does knock them out for a good night's deep sleep. So it doubles as an excellent sleep tea blend as well, if you're already quite exhausted!
What's in the Blend?
Beautiful Chamomile blossoms are packed with flavonoids and polyphenols which provides extensive medicinal antiinflammatory and antioxidative properties to aid various imbalances, but in this blend it's sedative effect is powerful in helping calm the nervous system.
Synergistically blended with another powerful plant called Tulsi (aka Tulasi, Sacred Basil or Vrinda) from the Himalayas, it multiplies the calming and relaxing effect for your mind and body. Tulsi has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine for the healing of all sorts of ailments, known as The Mother of Herbs, but also now getting known as one of the most powerful anti-stress herbs or adaptogen. It's a powerful immune stimulant and cortisol balancer that adapts to your physical, mental, emotional and environmental stresses but also helps to repair the damages caused by these various stresses. Lemon Balm added to the blend also aids with calming anxiety.
The entire blend is then balanced out in texture, flavour and notes with the added antioxidative and tonifying effect with a glaze of Flat Oolong.
Disclaimer: Tiny Tea Shop teas and tea blends are curated for recreational consumption and as a healthy complement to your lifestyle. It's not meant as a cure. If you suffer from chronic sleep disorders, anxiety or other health issues, please consult your qualified health and medical physician. Our teas are not meant as a replacement but a complement.
The result is a delicious blend as an evening tea as you unwind from the day, or to help break the stress cycle, and nurture you into a better night's sleep. The entire blend is certified organic.
Try it out for yourself and let us know in the comments below how you go.
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