Sleepytime Extra Tea in a See Through Mug
Do you have any clear mugs? I like using them when I have coffee with a pretty foam design on top. The caramel coloured coffee is a lovely “frame” for the foam. See some lovely foam art here.
But that isn’t why I bought this clear mug. I bought it to showcase eyeballs. Yep, it’s creepy. But kinda fun too. Go here to see more information on how I made this “Eye Spy” mug.
Day 21 (January 31)
I drank this hot and plain.
- I have sleep issues. So I was hoping this tea really would promote sleep because of the addition of valerian.
- I only tried this one night. Not a very scientific study. But I did feel more relaxed for bed after drinking this.
- I am not sure if that’s because of the tea or the time I took to wind down before bedtime.
- I didn’t expect much from this tea as I do not like the taste of traditional chamomile tea.
- But I thought that the addition of spearmint, lemongrass, and orange blossoms would up the flavour.
- So, did I enjoy drinking this tea? I’d give it a C. I just don’t like chamomile and I could definitely taste that.
- Plus I think I am mildly allergic to that plant as I always get a bit of a tingly tongue and throat when I drink it. Guess I’d best toss or give away that box.
You have now come to the end of the 21 Days of Tea series. I can’t believe I had enough teas to taste-test.. And there are still some teas left. Come back tomorrow to read my tea conclusions.
Your Turn . . .
- What do you think about my eyeball craft idea? Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to use eyeballs (pictures only) of family and friends?
- Chamomile tea – yes or no? What do your taste-buds say?
Crafts and Food Made for This Tea Series . . .
- 3 Teacup Cupcake Recipes You Need to Try for Your Next Tea Party
- 7 Tips for Turning a Tea Cup and Saucer into a Candle
- Cream Cheese Mints – Great Party Nibbles
- Earl Grey Cookies (recipe roundup) – Tasty with Tea
- Heart-Shaped Hand-Sewn Tea Bags
- Hostess Gift for Tea Party
- How I Made a Teacup Bird-Feeder & 3 Things I Learned
- How to Make an “Eyes on You” Glass Mug
- Making a Mini Teacup Pincushion
- Two More Tea Wallets
Here are the 21 Teas I tried. You’ll find them after the jump.
- Sweet & Spicy (cinnamon dominant herbal blend)
- Zen (lemon grass, spearmint, green tea)
- Rainforest Red (red rooibos, hibiscus, chicory root, blackberry leaves, orange peel, ginger root, acai)
- English Breakfast
- Earl Grey (blend of black teas, oil of bergamot)
- Tulsi Sweet Rose (blend of tulsi and sweet rose)
- Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea (green tea, chamomile, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, citric acid, pomegranate flavor, raspberry flavor, Japanese matcha)
- Green Moroccan Mint (green tea, spearmint, peppermint, lemongrass) – all organic and fair trade certified
- Orange Spice Black Tea (blended black tea, orange peel, cinnamon, orange oil, clove flavour)
- Russian Morning #24 – loose leaf (Russian blend of black China, Ceylon, and India Teas)
- Green Tea with Blueberries (Green Tea with Nature Identical Blueberry Flavour )
- Constant Comment (black tea with orange rind, sweet spices)
- Japanese White Tea Powder
- Winter Solstice (blend of black teas, spices, vanilla, citrus)
- Wild Raspberry Hibiscus Herbal Tea (hibiscus, orange peel, lemongrass, rose hips, raspberry flavour, licorice powder, citric acid)
- Tangerine Orange Zinger Sweet Iced Tea (hibiscus, rosehips, orange peel, hawthorn, tangerine, rebiana, blackberry leaves)
- Coconut Chai (Ceylon & Assum Tea, cinnamon, ginger, Island coconut)
- Honey Vanilla Chai (white tea, black tea, roasted chicory, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, honey)
- Compared 3 Earl Grey Teas. See Day 6 for ingredients.
- Sleepytime Extra (chamomile, tilia estrella flowers, valerian, spearmint, West Indian lemongrass, hawthorn, orange blossoms)
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