What kinds of teas can you drink before bedtime?

Drinking tea when it's already quite late is not really a good idea, because the caffeine found in this beverage can cause a bad sleep quality. Yet, this does not mean that you can't drink other hot drinks made from plants - such as fruit teas or other kinds of caffeine free alternatives. Below, we picked some of the best solutions for bedtime tea-drinkers.

Herbal tea

There are some great alternatives to black and green teas (Photo: Pixabay.com / congerdesign)

The pleasures of having a cup of delicious, hot tea is something that no-one who can afford should miss in the morning or even in the afternoon, but when it comes to the evening, there might be some negative effects, such as having a bad sleep due to the caffeine that's in the beverage. There are, however, some herbal and other kinds of teas that can still be consumed in bedtime, and some of them can even help you to have a better sleep quality. Below, you can read about these tasty teas!

Fruit teas

One of the most obvious solutions can be fruit teas, and as they come in many flavors and with many kinds of blends and ingredients, you can almost surely find at least one kind of fruit tea that you will find delicious and comforting. There's just one thing to watch out for: make sure you buy fruit tea, and not black or green tea flavored with fruits. This is, of course, important because the latter can contain approximately the same amount of caffeine than any other types and blends of teas. So before buying fruit tea, always take a look at the ingredients to make sure it'll be OK to drink your tea before you go to bed.

Rooibos tea

Rooibos tea is more and more popular around the world, and this is not without a reason. Not only does this tea taste fantastic, but it also has some great properties for which it is considered healthy. For example, it contains polyphenols that can have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, and it also has a fair amount of manganese, calcium and fluoride, which are all beneficial for out health.

Rooibos tea is said to ease stomachache, and it can also lower blood pressure by a little. What more, you don't even have to put sugar into this kind of tea, because it's quite sweet without any sugars or sweeteners. This makes it a great tea for those who are on a diet that restricts the consumption of sugar. And the reason rooibos is on our list is that it does not contain caffeine, so you can drink it even in the evenings.

Herbal teas

Herbal teas are not really popular, because they can evoke memories of those bitter and unpleasant things that we drank as kids when we were ill or unwell. But there are actually quite a few herbal teas that have pleasant flavors, and are really enjoyable. Yet, before drinking any types of herbal teas, first ask your physician for advice, or find out whether the regular or occasional consumption of the particular herbal tea can mean any risk for you.

Some of the best herbal teas to drink before bedtime are the ones that also have a calming and tranquilizer effect, and can even help you in getting a better sleep this way. Lavender, chamomile and lemongrass can all help you to sleep well. But you can also drink mint or linden teas, because they doesn't contain caffeine, and are quite tasty.

A. D.

February 2019