Introducing Sleep, the calming, soothing, relaxing blend in our Tea for Good wellness line.
The gorgeous Hidcote lavender in this blend (one of a handful of culinary lavenders grown in Ontario) is a key ingredient and when steeped, and is hand-harvested in the sun-drenched fields of Prince Edward County, Ontario.
This caffeine - free infusion is the perfect partner for a great night's sleep, afternoon nap, or moment of deep relaxation.
100% Natural Ingredients, Blended and Packed in Canada: Organic Chamomile Blossoms, Dried Ginger Pieces, Organic Licorice Root Pieces, Lavender Petals.
Amy's Nutrition Notes:
It’s no surprise that chamomile, equipped with its smooth, sweet and floral undertones, have been included in research recommendations and seen as an important and successful nutraceutical/adaptogen for increasing quality sleep, reducing sleeping disorders and potentially aiding in the reduction of depression and anxiety. Chamomile contains high levels of flavonoids, apigenin and luteolin, which have been shown to enhance vascular relaxation, consequently lowering blood pressure and heart rate which are required processes during the non-REM sleep stage.
Resources: Effects of an intervention with drinking chamomile tea on sleep quality, A New Hypothesis on Anxiety, Sleep Insufficiency, and Viral Infections
Aside from its well-known characteristics of aiding in the reduction of nausea, ginger’s aromatic component, gingerol, has been shown to be a good component of an anti-inflammatory diet, to support good gastrointestinal function, manage pain, and potentially reduce the risk of metabolic syndromes; in particular, aiding in the promotion of good heart health.
Resource: Ginger on Human Health: A Comprehensive Systematic Review
Studies investigating the medicinal use of lavender and lavender in tea in particular, have found that the herb can help to reduce depression and anxiety scores in those that drink it regularly. Due to its affordability and how accessible it is, it is often recommended to be used as a complimentary aid in minimizing anxiety and depression. It has also been shown to potentially work as a sedative aiding with sleep disorders. The aromatics of lavender and its potential benefits, particularly linalool an adaptogen found in lavender, has been investigated with promising results including the potential help in reducing anxiety and depression in addition to providing feelings of tranquility and relaxation.
Resources: Lavender and the Nervous System, Aromatherapy: The Effect of Lavender on Anxiety and Sleep Quality, Herbal Teas and their Health Benefits
Meet Our Nutrition Expert, Amy Symington M.Sc.
Amy Symington, M.Sc. is a nutrition professor, researcher and plant-based chef at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. Aside from having a Masters in Applied Human Nutrition with a focus on functional foods and their health benefits, Amy has 20+ years experience in the food industry including in restaurants, cafes, catering, hosting private events and galas and as well as volunteering in community kitchens. Amy is the Culinary Nutrition Program Coordinator at Gilda's Club Greater Toronto (GCGT), a not-for-profit cancer organization, she is the Executive Chef for Humane Society International (HSI) Canada, she volunteers with the Toronto Veg Food Bank (TVFB) as a chef and nutrition consultant and does recipe development and food writing for various publications in Toronto and worldwide. Amy believes in the evidence-based health and environmental benefits of plant-based diets and is the recent author of The Long Table Cookbook: Plant-based recipes for optimal health. She enjoys baking with her kids, cooking, running without her kids and drinking really good tea.