Relaxing with a delicious nice hot cup of YOGI TEA® Bedtime in the evening is a great way to wind down at the end of the day. Chamomile, lavender, nutmeg and valerian root help you leave the exhaustion and worries of the day behind you. The sweet taste of fennel helps our spirit to relax. With this mood, we turn our attention to the beautiful things in life. The essence of this tea is: 'Relaxation. Me time'.
fennel*, chamomile*, peppermint*, cardamom*, lemon balm*, lemon grass*, valerian root*, sage*, lavender flowers*, nutmeg*
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Fennel is considered one of the oldest medicinal plants. It belongs to the umbellifereae family and has been popular worldwide for many thousands of years due to its intense aroma. Fennel has a sweet yet spicy taste, somewhat reminiscent of aniseed.
At the end of the 16th century, the famous doctor and botanist, Hieronymus Bock identified chamomile with its pleasant scent as the ‘most commonly-used herb in medicine’. Due to its numerous positive properties, in 1987 it received the very first Medicinal Plant of the Year award, and was voted Medicinal Plant of the Year in 2002.
‘Valeriana officinalis’, the botanical name for common valerian, stems from the Latin word ‘valere’, meaning ‘strong’ and ‘be well’. Producing sweet-smelling flowers, it grows in banks and the edges of woodland in Europe, western Asia, the Far East and Siberia.
First discovered in 1696 and presumably a coincidental result of water mint and wild mint, peppermint is one of the most important medicinal plants in the world. Peppermint has a slightly sharp taste and is adored around the world for its refreshing aroma and nutritious properties. In 2004 it was selected as Medicinal Plant of the Year.
Cardamom has been one of the most popular spices in the Asian and Arabian regions for thousands of years. Its delicate, sweet yet sharp aroma means that it is perfect for use in numerous dishes – from spicy curries to aromatic Christmas baked goods. Thanks to its essential oils and other important nutrients, cardamom is one of the oldest healing plants in the world.
In the Middle Ages, the Medicinal Plant of the Year in 1988 had to legally be grown in every monastery garden. Lemon balm contains numerous tannins, flavonoids and mineral salts in addition to essential oils, making it an important medicinal plant. Its leaves have a fresh, spicy and citrusy flavour.
In Southeast Asia, this aromatic herb and medicinal plant is also known by the name ‘fever grass’. It contains essential oils and has a powerful, fresh citrus flavour. It is still unknown where this plant that belongs to the sweetgrass family, and is mainly used in Asian cuisine, originates from.
The name of this Mediterranean herb comes from the Latin word ‘salvare’, meaning ‘to save’. In ancient China, sage was weighed in gold due to its fresh, spicy, slightly bitter taste and important nutrients.
You can smell the invigorating scent of lavender anywhere you go in the Mediterranean. The medicinal plant, which belongs to the labiate family, is native to these regions – even though it is now cultivated all around the world for its wonderful, nutritious flowers. Lavender tastes aromatic, spicy and slightly bitter, and contains important essential oils.
Nutmeg is the seed of the nutmeg fruit. It has a slightly bitter and spicy aroma, and has been used as a spice for many centuries. Nutmeg has also played an important role as a medicinal plant: In the Middle Ages, it was regarded as one of the most important medicinal plants there was and may literally have been worth its weight in gold. Today, nutmeg is one of the most important spices used in the ancient Indian traditional medicine, Ayurveda.
Pour 250 ml of freshly boiled water over the teabag. Allow to infuse for 5 to 6 minutes - or longer for a stronger flavour.