People who have been following my blog for a while probably have noticed already, but I’m a big lover of herbal tea. Herbal tea isn’t just caffeine free, but different herbs also have a different effect on our body and mind. For example, chamomile is known to reduce stress and anxiety levels, and it also treats insomnia. It tastes great by itself, but because it’s fall season, I decided to share a calming tea recipe that combines chamomile with rooibos and cinnamon. The perfect tea blend to help you relax while you’re wrapped in blankets during the cold fall weather.
You can get one or two servings out of this, depending on how strong you like the taste.
This is a very easy tea blend to make, just combine all the listed ingredients in an empty tea bag and place the bag in a cup. Afterwards, add boiling water and leave the bag for at least 7-8 minutes before removing it. You can also use a tea strainer instead of bags, just make sure to use one with small holes because rooibos is rather thin and easily slips through the holes of some strainers.
Chamomile makes your mind and muscles relax and improve your sleep, and rooibos treats headaches, insomnia, and allergies. So the combination of these two ingredients is perfect to calm you down before bedtime and to reduce anxiety symptoms. Cinnamon doesn’t have any known benefits for anxiety, but it is very healthy (and tasty!) and contains a lot of antioxidants, so it only adds positive things to this tea.
The taste is very nice, and the tea is easy to drink. No worries if you don’t like flowery teas, the rooibos and cinnamon even out the taste of chamomile. It is a really calming tea, I really feel the tension and stress fade away after drinking it. And my Sleep Cycle app proves that I sleep noticeably better on days where I drink this tea before going to bed. The ingredients also treat stomach cramps, so it’s a great period tea as well. Fewer cramps and fewer mood swings, big win!
Have you tried this recipe? Make sure to let me know what you thought of it.
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