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Your herbal tea suggestions please

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I have tried a few herbal teas in the past but looking for suggestions as to what you found beneficial in early recovery.

I'm about three months clean and sober from years of alcohol and drug use. I'm slowly getting my diet balanced, and recently started back swimming and gym as much as old injuries will allow.

So any blends to help this body recover?
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Celestial Seasonings SleepyTime or SleepyTime WELLNESS or Tension Tamer teas.

The Wellness has valerian, the Tension Tamer has eleuthero. Both relaxing herbs. All three have chamomile, also relaxing. The Tension Tamer has catnip, so it revs up my cats as it relaxes me,
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Here are my favorite day/night herb teas

For daytime:

1) Twinings organic jasmine green tea - hands down my favorite green tea right now as it does not have a soapy taste or irritate my stomach. In the morning I use a one liter glass pitcher, 2-4 tea bags, boiling water filled half way, steep 5mins., remove bags and fill rest of pitcher with cold water and stick in fridge to drink all day.

2) Tazo 'Thrive' - blend of green tea, spearmint, rose hips and black pepper. Tasty. I also steep and water down.

3) Tazo 'Cucumber White' - Tasty. Love white tea and love cucumbers.

4) Pukka 'Three Ginger' - ginger, galangal & golden turmeric. This won a gold award for great taste somewhere. Anti-inflammatory tea.

For the night (or when stress is high and must chill out):

1) Traditional Medicinals 'Nighty Night' - Current favorite nighttime tea. My go-to-chill-tea. Has passionflower herb, linden flower, chamomile flower, catnip herb, hop strobile, spearmint leaf, lemon verbena leaf, lemon peel, lemongrass leaf. Does not have valerian but whatever is in there it works.

2) Tazo 'Rest' - 2nd favorite. Mix this with Nighty Night and is super tasty and TKO. Has lemon balm, rose petals, honey bush, orange peel, lemon verbena, lemon peel, valerian root, licorice root, lavender, ginger, lemon essence oil, Chinese geranium oil.

3) Twinings 'Nightly Calm'

4) Tazo 'Calm Chamomile'

Hands down my favorite tea company is 'Rishi' tea. Every tea I have ever tried of theirs is fantastic. They sell at Whole Foods (does this exist in Australia?) and website is also fantastic. Check it out Rishi Organic Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Chai Tea, Loose Leaf Tea.

I think that is it. Thanks for posting the question! It was fun to answer. Hope you find some that you like. Come back and let us know

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LeTheVerte, that's a great tea list! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try some of those. The daytime iced tea idea sounds refreshing.

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Hi Soberjennie,

One of my very favorite loose teas of all time is called 'Purple Mountain Majesty'. Found it in Missoula, Montana and have never seen it since in any tea shops. I'm sure I could find it online.

Anyway. It makes an amazing iced-tea.

Please post any new teas that you try I would love to try a new one or hear what you think about one you tried and did not like.

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Oh my gosh I have so many favorite teas. Right now I've been drinking some mixes by greenmountainherbs.com, their quality is great.
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Hi Hauntao,

Are the mixes sold in stores? The URL did not send me anywhere.

Is there a particular mix you recommend?

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Originally Posted by LeTheVerte View Post

One of my very favorite loose teas of all time is called 'Purple Mountain Majesty'. Found it in Missoula, Montana and have never seen it since in any tea shops. I'm sure I could find it online.

Anyway. It makes an amazing iced-tea.
Is this it? Purple Mountain Majesty

It sounds amazing!
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Yes SoberJennie. I did not remember any one particular ingredient being really strong or over-powering. Super balanced and tasty. Just LOVE iced teas in the summertime. No sugar for me.

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Dandelion tea, hands down. Soothes the stomach and is supposedly good for the liver.
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