Tea Review! Mother’s Little Helper

Hi my shoemakers! It’s almost the end of April now. Can you believe that 2013 is going  by so fast?!!? I certainly can’t. How many of you have had sleepless nights due to stress? Whether or not it be work or school related, I’m sure we’ve had a fair share of sleepless nights. I popped into our local DavidsTea over the winter to find a sleepytime tea, and the girl recommended Mother’s Little Helper (MLH).

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Need a little relaxation? Try running for the shelter of this mother’s little helper. It’s got organic valerian (aka “nature’s Valium”) to take the edge off your 24/7 reality. Plus there’s chamomile, peppermint and lemongrass for an added dose of tranquility. And pretty blue cornflowers just to make you happy. One sip and you’ll feel like you’ve spent the day at a spa.

Ingredients: Organic: peppermint, lemongrass, hibiscus, rosehips, chamomile, Valerian root, cornflowers, natural peppermint flavouring.

I’m not a big fan of unnatural helpers to aid your sleep (sleeping pills, nyquil, etc), but I’m all for natural alternatives. The one thing that’s special about MLH is that because it’s made up of different herbs and even mint, depending on the scoop that you make, the flavour will be different each time. One day your tea will be more flowery or minty than the other. During the steeping process the mint flavour will be quite strong, and to some say it will taste a bit like licorice. But take one sip and you won’t regret it! It’s definitely your little helper before bedtime.

Personally, it doesn’t affect me right away. However, 10 minutes in and I’m yawning away, and it really relaxes any tense muscles~ this may be the effect of the valerian root included. Valerian root is a natural, alternative way to treating insomnia instead of using hypnotic drugs, and can calm anxiety attacks to a certain extent.

Give it a try! For those that have tried Mother’s Little Helper, how did you like it? 🙂

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