Everyone on the planet has tried Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea. If you’re an 80’s baby, you HAVE TO remember the green box with the mama bear with the cute, red knit cap, no? It was a total staple in my house then & still is NOW- it’s the same amazing tea just with a new, killer design (don’t worry… the Sleepytime Bear isn’t going anywhere ).
& let me tell ya, MY HOUSE IS STOCKED WITH TEA.
There’s something nostalgic & calming about going to bed with a cup of warm tea every night. But because I’m an extremist, you guys know I had to take the warm cup of plain tea eight hundred steps further.
…which is why I added DARK CHOCOLATE CHIA SEEDS for a chocolate-y taste AND an extra candy cane tea bag to my Sleepytime concoction. Also, get excited because Sleepytime Tea comes in Sleepytime EXTRA.
So it’s kind of like a chocolate, minty, sleep-aid.
Anyway, tea is typically always on my bed stand when I’m watching Damages, blogging, or reading a book. I’m an anxious person in general so anything that helps me relax/calm down is welcomed. And this herbal tea really sets the tone of the night so I’m not bouncing off the walls.
Here’s what you do:
The Skinny Confidential Beauty Sleep Tea
1 Celestial Tea Sleepytime Extra tea bag
1 Celestial Tea Candy Cane Lane tea bag
A few splashes of unsweetened almond milk
1 heaping teaspoon of dark chocolate chia seeds
A drop of maple syrup
Directions: heat up water for tea. Add both tea bags. Add splashes of almond milk. Top with dark chocolate chia seeds. Add drop of maple syrup ( this doesn’t need more than a drop, the chia seeds give it a sweetness ).
Get in bed, dim the lights, grab a pretty eye mask, & enjoy!
Pure, pure heaven.
How do you guys wind down at night? Does anyone else have a specific tea ritual? I love green tea but I can’t do it night because of the caffeine.
ZZZZzzzz, lauryn x
( P.S. where can I get one of those red knit caps like the Sleepytime bear wears? Kind of chic, right. WANT ).
+ pineapple mug here.