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Herbal Tea
Blackberry Leaves, Chamomile, Hawthorn, Lemongrass, Rose Buds, Spearmint
Floral, Hay, Herbaceous, Spearmint, Creamy, Herbs, Vanilla, Mint, Blackberry, Medicinal, Sweet, Lemongrass, Orange, Hops
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 g 9 oz / 260 ml

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  • “Backlogging: I finally joined the masses and purchased a Keurig recently – a mini one, since we don’t drink much coffee – and it’s teal. Eee! I love it. Anyway, I purchased the Sleepytime K-cups,...” Read full tasting note
  • “I saw my parents had a K-cup of this stuff, so I made it. I’ve been trying to find a good way to get myself to fall asleep and stay asleep. I’ve been using Benadryl and it makes me groggy in the...” Read full tasting note
  • “ikr i mean who even AM I?!?!? i’m drinking a camomile tea!? and bagged tea at that!? but listen, i did a 20 mile long run this morning and it made me stupid and the day all kindsa weird. (but ya...” Read full tasting note
  • “It’s cozy; a good sloppy, bag-in steeper; and my hands were cold. This isn’t a sleep-inducer for me, but it’s soothing and calming and I was too tired to make anything that required conscious...” Read full tasting note

From Celestial Seasonings

A soothing blend of chamomile, spearmint and lemongrass, Sleepytime® is the most beloved of our herbal tea recipes.

“Sleepytime’s comforting aroma and perfectly balanced flavor are achieved by blending soothing herbal ingredients from around the world—including floral Egyptian chamomile, cool spearmint from the Pacific Northwest, and lively Guatemalan lemongrass. This global synergy is only fitting, since all over the world, generations of tea lovers have wound down their day with Sleepytime.”
— Charlie Baden, Celestial Seasonings Blendmaster

INGREDIENTS: Chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorn and rosebuds.

Hot Tea by the Cup

Pour freshly boiled water over one tea bag. Steep 4 to 6 minutes and remove tea bag. Sweeten if desired.


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576 tasting notes

I finally joined the masses and purchased a Keurig recently – a mini one, since we don’t drink much coffee – and it’s teal. Eee! I love it. Anyway, I purchased the Sleepytime K-cups, and after learning the hard way that one should rinse out the machine after brewing a coffee and/or cocoa, this was decent. It tastes the same as the bagged version, which I just love. It’s a great way to end a stressful, busy day. This will be a permanent cupboard Kcup, IMO.

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Welcome to KCUP world. I have found that the herbal tea k cups are pretty good but the black tea / green tea or anything with actual tea leaves comes out as tea colored water….if you have better luck I would love to know your secret!


I have so many coffee cups and I never drink them. It’s sad. It’s become my hot water dispenser for oolong/white/green teas haha.


Hmm, you’ve inspired me. We have a Keurig too that I love for coffee, but I’ve been kind of afraid to brew the tea kcups in it. Off to experiment!


I also welcome you tot Kcup World. I love ours! I love using it for apple cider, coffee and instant hot water. It’s like a multi purpose zojirushi.


how do you all keep your water from tasting like the flavor of the last kcup?


I ran mine empty twice until the water was clear and didn’t smell like coffee.
Conclusion of my trying one today: actually surprisingly good. I expected it to be thin and watery, but it was dark with good flavor. It’s not something that would make a great cup of oolong tea, but for herbal blends it was great.


@Ellyn – BlueKittyMeow’s advice is exactly what I do as well – run one or two “cycles” of plain water through the system to clear it out. Works wonders. My husband wants me to do that between the coffee and cocoa too.
@BlueKittyMeow – agreed, herbal or your basic tea that you don’t mind bagged is good. I actually shuddered at the thought of brewing oolong there! The horrors!
@Ze_Teamaker – Apple cider?! Me want! Me want! :) I am on the hunt for a box as I type this…


@Ze-Teamaker – What kind of apple cider do you like? I’ve only tried one kind so far.


ETA – oops, sorry, KeenTeaThyme, I didn’t mean to derail your tasting note!


The apple cider is from Green Mountain Naturals. It is really good! It doesn’t have a lot of fake stuff in it. I love brewing it with a stick of cinnamon.
@BlueKittyMeow: Um, i don’t know. I have really only had it from the K-Cup. There isn’t a lot of apples in Florida.


The apple cider is also good for steeping teas in! If you have something like a cinnamon spice herbal or something like that, it’s so good. Rishi’s Cinnamon Plum suggests it on the tin so now I’m hooked.


@Te_Teamaker – Ah – I did mean just the k-cup brand :) I do live in apple cider country here, I should probably take more advantage of that. The k-cup brand we use is Grove Square, they have Caramel apple. So good.
@momo – that is such an incredible idea. I’ve never used anything but water (except milk for chai). More experimenting to do…




I got a sample of this with my Keurig and was very surprised at how it turned out. I expected a watery mix, and it actually came out very well.

That being said, I already had a stash of this in the cabinet due to the childhood memories it brings so no reason to spend the extra $$$ on the k-cups. Now if I run out of the bags and I find a good sale, I might splurge for convenience.

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I saw my parents had a K-cup of this stuff, so I made it. I’ve been trying to find a good way to get myself to fall asleep and stay asleep. I’ve been using Benadryl and it makes me groggy in the morning. I know they’re not gonna drink this so I made it. I fell asleep within 20 minutes of finishing it and stayed asleep until 9.

I can’t even remember the last time I didn’t repeatedly wake up during the night before this.

Needless to say I immediately got a box of the teabags this morning.

I’m not really fond of how it smells, but it’s very soothing, and relaxing, and actually helped me fall asleep. And I felt awesome this morning. In the future I’ll probably blend something up myself since I am growing a ton of mint, but for the time being, this stuff isn’t bad and does everything I hoped.

Also a bear “picks” the herbs so that won me over too.


I have used Melatonin with some (mild) success to help me sleep (without the groggy side-effect many over-the-counter drugs seem to have). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melatonin


I’ve had another person mention melatonin, I think if I took it along with drinking Sleepytime at night it would probably help even more. Thanks for the link, I haven’t looked into it too much yet and now I will!

Dylan Oxford

When I was younger, I had some sleeping problems too. Melatonin never seemed to work for me much, but Valerian root did. CS makes a Sleepytime Extra that has Valerian root in it, Missy picked some up… sometime last week. She hasn’t actually tried it though.

We also have Bedtime Chai II from California Tea House. It’s a kangaroo chai with valerian root. It’s a little on the medicinal side for taste, but it gives Missy the best nights of sleep of her life.


I was hoping to find that Sleepytime Extra, but they didn’t have it. I have yet to go to a grocery store now that I’m back at home, but their store finder says it’s at both the Target and grocery store right near where I live. So maybe I’ll find it tomorrow and give it a try.


I recommend you don’t use drugs (over-the-counter “medicine”). It’s better if you keep it all natural with herbs and such like cannabis or sleepytime.


oh thanks person I didn’t ask for advice on a 7 month old issue that’s now irrelevant I’ll sure go out and find illegal drugs in the bible belt, great advice.

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ikr i mean who even AM I?!?!?
i’m drinking a camomile tea!? and bagged tea at that!?

but listen, i did a 20 mile long run this morning and it made me stupid and the day all kindsa weird. (but ya the run went really good)
example. i’m reading a story in which Tony Stark is a werewolf and i’m watching season 2 of a show called Secret Eaters (crap telly) on youtube. so yes. totally weird and stupid.

this camomile is easily covered by the spearmint! i don’t hate it :)
win for grocery store tea. and good for LAAAAZY tea making nights.
i’ll admit my expectations were low.

i ended up in a youtube vortex after watching this video
The Metamorphosis by The Royal Ballet
i’ve been taking a modern dance class and i’ve started doing this ridiculous day dreaming thing where i imagine finishing my BFA in dance. but then my body kindly reminds me that dance is a thing for the young. xo


Tony Stark. Is a werewolf.

Ok, now I’m curious!


haha it’s fanfic. and fangirls. be crazy.


I’m on the fringes of Supernatural and Teen Wofls fandoms. I know crazy. :D


oh my sis is SUPER into those. she just read a TeWo one called Fuzzy Logic that she really liked.


Oh I forgot about that thread! Now I’m subscribed. :D


20 miles? VERY nice!

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It’s cozy; a good sloppy, bag-in steeper; and my hands were cold. This isn’t a sleep-inducer for me, but it’s soothing and calming and I was too tired to make anything that required conscious thought.

Three workdays in a row like to killed me this week; a regular Monday-Friday schedule next week may just do me in ;)

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1353 tasting notes

I bought this one at the same time as I bought the honey vanilla chai I posted about earlier. As I mentioned then, it has become a habit of Husband to have some chamomile before bedtime because he feels it makes him sleep better. I then decided to try and cultivate the same habit and am therefore shopping around a bit in the world of herbal bags. Bags because with herbal tea, I’m just not that bothered if it’s loose or not. I’m not interested in herbal teas in the same way.

So I’m searching for something that is calming and also if not pleasant then at least not undrinkable. I don’t care for chamomile, so I can’t just follow Husband’s example.

So far I’ve had a yogi tea with lime and mint which was okay and one that tasted like it was just about nothing else than hot ginger which was most emphatically not okay. There are some bags of just plain peppermint, but I mostly keep those around because when ill it’s the only thing I can really drink as peppermint is one of the few things that don’t end up tasting weird.

And now this one. Of the things I’ve tried so far, I prefer this one. I wouldn’t say it’s great tasting, but it’s good enough. It has ginger in it, but I can’t really pick it up. Must be only a small amount.

All in all a quite inoffensive blend, and that is just what I’m looking for. Therefore I am scoring it high. Not because I think the flavour alone warrants it, but because it does the job I need it to do and thereby provides a pleasant experience all in all. And that warrants a higher score in and of itself, don’t you think?

Another point in its favour: When the box was empty, Luna was ever so cute being affected by the minty smell of it. Makes a very good cat toy! I’m on my second box now.

Additional note: I would dearly love to have some of the Sleepytime vanilla variant. I thought I had found a webshop where I could buy it here as they had a picture of it on their website, but as it turned out I instead received the normal Sleepytime. At first I thought they had simply sent me the wrong product, but closer examination revealed that they actually had the wrong picture on their website. So I wrote them an email and explained that I had not received the product I thought I was buying and please could they correct the picture on the website as it was very misleading. I received a snippy reply that the name and ingredients on the website was for the normal sleepytime and that she didn’t know it was the wrong picture.

She didn’t know it was the wrong picture.

In other words, as I can read between the lines, the woman just told me that she can’t tell the difference between a green box and a cream-coloured box that says vanilla on it in big letters. She furthermore told me that she has no idea what is on her own website.

And apparently I was supposed to read the ingredients list through on something is more or less a known product to me, just to see if it says vanilla anywhere in it when the picture is large and says vanilla on it in big letters.

The word ‘sorry’ or the word ‘apology’ were never used once in any of the correspondance I had with this woman, so in a fit of pique I returned the lot.

This means, however, that I am still without Sleepytime Vanilla and ready to accept that I’m going to need some help from my international Steepsterites if I ever want some at all. Could one of you good people out there be persuaded to buy me 2-3 boxes and send them to me? I can paypal the money for the boxes and postage to you or I can send you something of you choice and equal value in return.


hi! if you have Trader Joes, they sell a vanilla variant of a sleepytime or at least herbal/black blend. cheerio


No, that doesn’t exist in Denmark at all. I don’t even know what sort of shop that is. :)


I’ve yet to see Sleepytime Vanilla here in Canada, however if I do I’ll definitely buy you a few boxes and send it your way.


Oh, you have no idea how many people I’ve messaged trying to remember who it was that wanted Sleepytime Vanilla… :$ Anyway. I found quite a bit (four boxes)! Send me a PM with your address and I’ll happily send it your way.


MissB, you’re a star. :D

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Today has been a long day. Exams are this coming week, and while last week was dead week, this weekend is dead weekend! This tea is the perfect end to a day filled with studying and running around. The mint and chamomile are soothing and relaxing enough to help reduce the stress of my 8 am exam. I love this tea!

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2238 tasting notes

Another sample from Angrboda I needed all the help I could get to relax last night, as I had a lot of things on my mind. This tea seemed ridiculously appropriately named, so into a cup it went!

I have this about 4 minutes, and it brewed up to a beautiful yellow-gold colour. The leaf in the bag is fairly shredded, as is typical with bagged tea, but it still tasted pretty good. Not as smooth and buttery as the whole flower chamomile teas I’ve tried recently, but not too bad either. The chamomile and mint were the ingredients that came over best in the flavour, as you might expect. I also detected a floralness that I thought was perhaps lavender, but it could equally be the rose specified in the ingredients. The rest of the ingerdients were pretty lost, at least to my palate, but chamomile, mint and rose is a reasonable combination on its own. This probably isn’t the best chamomile/mint blend I’ve tried — I’m still in love with the memory of Adagio Foxtrot, strangely enough — but it’s a decent enough evening tea. It’s bagged, so it’s hard to overlook the convenience when I’m tired, and the flavours were helpful, at least psychologically, for a tired, stressed soul like mine. I did sleep well, so it may even have halped. Either way, it’s good to have another herbal option to add to my night-time rotation, at least for a few days. I’ve another three bags left, and, again, there’ll be no problem finishing them up. I think I’m not convinced enough to seek out more Celestial Seasonings when I’m next shopping for bagged tea — I’ve been really impressed with the two I’ve tried. Thanks again to Angrboda for this sample!

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I just bought another box of this the other day. I often have a cup of this before just before sleeping. Husband and I have developed a habit of going to bed about an hour earlier with a cup of herbal (he has something else) and some reading before sleeping. It’s turning into one of my favourite times of the day. :)

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It is time to add this to the shopping list again, it is the only bagged tea I allow into the house (other than my hubby’s beloved Tetley)

I think I am “enjoying” the insomnia side effects of the medications I took last night, for today’s blood work. So now I am sipping this and hoping it is just what I need to tip me into bed and sleep. I can hear my hubby in the other room gently “breathing” away, and I want to join him, I truly do…

Damn you body!

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I feel your pain – I’m having my own bout of insomnia tonight while listening to my husband gently “breathe” in the other room.


aw, I hope you get some Zzzzs by the time you read this! I hate wanting to sleep but not being able to. (and bloodwork. ouch)


I just hope I get some answers, at least that way this time it will be worth it. I did get some sleep, I barely finished the cup before passing out, thankfully.

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189 tasting notes

Aroma when Dry: lemon, herby, bright, minty,
After water is first poured: bright, soft lemon
At end of steep:lemony, woody, minty
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: yellow green
Staple? Yes, medicinally
Preferred time of day: evening, as needed medicinally
At first?: bright lemony mint, grassy
As it cools?: notes mellow, get a bit more lemony
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, herby, buttery, lemony mint notes

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100 tasting notes

This was my first tea. As a kid whose motto would have been “NEVER SLEEP!”, Mum was ever trying to find something to knock me out. I’ll have to revisit this one.

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Good Grief! Had no idea my local tea made it’s way to New Zealand! (We do have loose leaf tea here too by the way!!!)

Miss Starfish

Such a small world. It’s been here for quite a while I believe (I think my first cup was nearly twenty years ago). I’ve only ever seen a small selection of bagged teas, so it’s nice to know it comes in loose! I’ll have to keep a lookout and buy a box next time I’m at the supermarket for nostalgia purposes!

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