Sleep-Inducing Tea

dr-stuarts-tranquility-tea-20-bagsRecently I have been drinking a mug of Dr Stuart’s Tranquility Tea before bed and it has been sending me into the deepest, calmest sleep. I don’t think I have slept so well in years! I am already a great fan of Dr Stuart’s Detox Tea and so this new discovery has just secured Dr Stuart a permanent place in my tea cupboard. I’m not entirely sure whether or not it’s actually supposed to make you fall into a deep sleep, but so far this has been the (very welcomed!) effect.

Some people can’t bear the taste of herbal teas, and I used to be one of them. I have never drunk a cup of ‘real’ tea (or coffee, for that matter) in my entire life, and it was only five or six years ago that I first had a cup of peppermint tea. I found the idea of ‘infusions’ bizarre, but they had such a good effect on my digestive system – and my skin – that I soon found that I was drinking all sorts of herbal teas. Fennel, nettle, fresh mint, camomile – they all seemed to be very soothing and comforting. I can’t think of any bad points about herbal teas, really – they’re caffeine free (except green tea), calorie free, inexpensive and widely available.

I can’t promise that Dr Stuart’s Tranquility Tea will make you fall into a ridiculously deep sleep, but it’s worth a try if you find it hard to relax and unwind before bedtime. It has only been the last week or so that I have even drunk a herbal tea at night, but I think that the effects are now very clear. I even tried it on my (un)willing deputy tester last night and he fell into a deep sleep about ten seconds after saying “I’m not sure if it’s doing anything yet.” So far so good.

Models spend a huge amount of time travelling – arriving in strange countries at weird hours, taking night-flights, changing time-zones – and it’s nice to be able to take ‘a piece of home’ with you to regulate your life and create something of a bedtime routine. It really helps to keep your brain level and your spirits up, and it’s a darn sight kinder to the thighs and the hips than a nightly mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows!

If Dr Stuart could please now invent a tea called “Wake-Up Without Feeling Knackered”, that would be amazing.

Dr Stuart’s Tranquility Tea costs £1.97 for 20 individually sealed bags (handy!) from Waitrose.

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  1. thumbalins
    March 5, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    They do amazing teas indeed! I haven’t tried this one but it sounds good, so far I have been best friends with some valerian drops from health aid and they do work! Thanks for the post x

  2. Hazel
    March 5, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    I agree, I’ve been a fan of Dr.Stuart’s for awhile now! I’ll have to try this tea next, sounds quite promising after hectic day.

    I thought you weren’t a coffee & tea drinker? I must be getting confused with someone else.

    • March 5, 2011 / 4:39 pm

      I’m not a coffee and tea drinker! That’s why I say that I’ve never had a cup of tea or coffee in my entire life! x

  3. Teenee
    March 5, 2011 / 4:20 pm

    i would also LOVE a cup of “Wake-Up Without Feeling Knackered” tea! =P

  4. March 5, 2011 / 7:56 pm

    I love herbal teas so I shall definitely try this out. I’ve never drunk a cup of normal tea either and only started drinking green tea when I was in Japan and it was the only thing on offer. I couldn’t imagine not drinking it now though. x

  5. Amelie
    March 5, 2011 / 8:33 pm

    this is so funny because i was raving about the Skin Purify one to my friend just today. I dont have acne as a teen (touches wood) but when i get a spot its giant. So i’ve been having these teas (which my dad sells in his shop) and ive had it for 3 days and not only has the spot gone but my skin feels much brighter and healthy.

  6. Kris
    March 5, 2011 / 9:16 pm

    Do you know what? I think I’ll put on the kettle!

    I can’t believe you’re reviewing tea :-D But I think I would read a review on sellotape if it was written by you.

  7. Jennie
    March 5, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    Ooh this definitely sounds like something i need to try, i’m a complete insomniac at the moment. The Purify one sounds interesting too as my skin’s having a bit of a meltdown! Just wondered though – do they taste horrendous?!

    • March 6, 2011 / 12:42 am

      No, I love the taste! The Tranquility one is a bit like liquorice, I think! You get used to the taste of them I think. A bit like wine and olives!

  8. March 5, 2011 / 10:16 pm

    Ooh lovely! I sometimes have the Pukka night time tea which smells horrid (like valerian- yuk) but tastes quite sweet and is really nice. Will def try this one i think! xx

  9. Sarah
    March 6, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    Thanks for this tip Ruth. I’m the same as you in that I’ve never drunk ‘real’ tea or coffee in my life either. I have terrible trouble sleeping so anything that could possibly help me unwind is worth a try in my book!
    I look forward to trying this out, thanks again,


  10. Rachel
    March 7, 2011 / 1:26 am

    Sounds absolutely divine, something I’ll try out. Think of the possibilities, if it’s a really deep sleep, I could brew a cup for my sister, and while she’s in this tranquil state, I can draw on her face, tie her hair up, the possibilities are endless :)

    Did you know that the Body Shop also sells a sleep inducing spray? It’s mostly aroma therapy and it’s supposed to also be relaxing.

    Almonds supposedly help as well :)


    • March 7, 2011 / 10:58 am

      HAHAHA!!! That’s evil….but genius.

  11. Julia
    March 7, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    So going to try this! I’m a massive fan of Dr Stuart’s Skin Purify tea already, highly recommend it…

  12. Natalie
    March 7, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    The Valerian plus knocks me out every time – much stronger than Tranquility! They are great teas.

  13. March 16, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    Hi, I work for Dr Stuarts, Thank you everyone for your lovely comments it really means a lot to us. I would like to offer you all a couple of free samples of Dr Stuarts to try. Please email [email protected] if you have a specific tea you would like to try please feel free to ask in the email. I look forward to hearing from you.

    • March 16, 2011 / 12:19 pm

      Thanks Charlotte, that’s very kind! xx

  14. Rachel
    June 17, 2013 / 12:03 am

    I just tried the tranquility tea….puts you right to sleep. For those wondering about a ‘wake me up’ tea. I have been drinking this mint guayusa focused energy tea, has herbs from Ecuadorian amazon, really does it for me in the morning. The brand name for the tea is Runa…try it out see if it works for you..:-)

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