The Best Bedtime Drinks

As anyone who has ever found sleep elusive can testify, a disrupted nights sleep or a prolonged bout of insomnia can be devastating to your performance at work, your relationships and your cheery disposition!

If you are looking for a tea that helps you sleep, we have 21 absolutely fabulous suggestions. Not only are they amongst the best natural sleep aids going, they are the perfect bedtime drink.

1. Cherry-Turmeric Tea

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Tart cherries are a great favourite and a natural melatonin source. Whip up your own by steeping chamomile tea in tart cherry juice, stir in ground turmeric, fresh ginger and fresh whole tart cherries – delicious!

2. Banana Tea

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Bananas are one of our favourite fruits thanks to their potassium and magnesium content. They also make a fabulous natural sleep aid, soothing the nervous system and working on jagged nerves to help you relax.

3. Golden Milk

Golden milk is a fabulous calming tea. Its main ingredient is turmeric paste renowned for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Make a batch and store as needed.

4. Healing Ginger-Turmeric Tea

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A perennial family favourite Ginger-Turmeric Tea has to be one of the best natural sleep aids going. Its blend of turmeric, ginger, lemon and honey promotes restful sleep and tranquil well being.

5. Banana Peel Tea

6. Tumeric Golden Milk + Ashwagandha

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Trouble sleeping? You need turmeric in your diet. Create a sublimely soothing tea for insomnia by adding Ashwagandha a new superfood to your Golden Milk.

Its mild calming and relaxing effects and anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties will soon banish your insomnia woes.

7. Herbal Tea Recipe For Sleep

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For a fabulous blend of herbs that help you sleep without adding complexity to your life, try steeping cinnamon sticks, all-spice berries, cloves, black peppercorns, bay leaves and grated ginger in hot water for two or three hours.

8. Lavender, Date & Honey Sleep Remedy Tea

If you have a thing for lavender or dates, try one of the best natural sleep tea we found. This tea is simply made from steeped lavender and date paste topped off with frothed milk and an added swirl of honey. Once you’ve made it, relax and enjoy a great nights sleep.

9. Lavender Tisane

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We love lavender’s healing properties. This simple lavender tisane is the best tea for relaxation! Just boil three tablespoons of lavender flowers in two cups of water, drain, add a dollop of honey or lemon and enjoy a truly restful night.

‘C’est Magnifique!’ as Hercule Poirot would say!

10. Iced Cherry-Chamomile

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For those hot nights when an iced drink is hard to resist, try an iced cherry-chamomile tea. A brilliant night time tea, this iced inspiration is a bedtime tea guaranteed to make you sleepy.

11. Lemon Balm Tea

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Anxiety and stress are the banes of our busy modern lifestyles. If you are searching for the elusive best tea for sleep and anxiety, try lemon balm tea before you go to bed.

Its delicate citrus flavours calm your anxiety feelings and help promote sleep.

12. Chamomile & Turmeric Evening Tea

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Chamomile is delightfully calming and Manuka honey is seriously anti-bacterial. We adore chamomile and can’t get by without a daily dose of turmeric. This little gem is perhaps the best chamomile tea of all.

A dash of turmeric, ginger and cinnamon adds flavour as well as immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory benefits

13. Calming Herbal Tea

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Get your best sleep ever with this fabulous calming herbal tea. Blend lavender buds, chamomile flowers, dried orange peel, rose petals into boiling water, steep, strain then pour in milk and a dash of honey. You will be amazed by the results.

14. Homemade Sleep Tea 

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Natural remedies come in many forms, take this Homemade Sleep Tea, for example, it comprises chamomile flowers, calendula flowers, dandelion and a pinch of lavender. Just the tonic to bring on that sleepy feeling.

15. Chamomile & Licorice Blend Tea 

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For a great bedtime tea, it’s hard to go past a Chamomile & Licorice Blend tea. Incorporating three deeply calming herbs: catnip, chamomile and lavender, all herbs that help you sleep, our children can’t get enough of this tea.

16. Herbal Sleep Tea Blend

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A delightful zesty mix combining dried lemon balm, lavender, chamomile and beguiling dried passion flowers in a deeply soothing tea that effortlessly soothes and relaxes you before you head off to bed.

17. Sleepy Tea for Overtired Children

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If finding the perfect tea for overtired children and grumpy adults has proved elusive, this recipe may just save your sanity.

 It mixes dried lemon balm, dried peppermint, fennel seeds, rose petals, dried lavender flowers, dried licorice root, and a dab of honey in a sleep-inducing tea that works to perfection every time.

18. Nighttime Tea Recipe

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All you need is five to seven minutes to prepare this delightful tea made from dried chamomile, passionflower, catnip, spearmint and rosebuds.

Make it ahead of time and reheat. Simply strain and store in a glass Mason jar in your fridge and you are good to go. Sweeten with a dab of honey if desired.

19. All Natural Sleep Aid Recipe for Herbal Bed time Tea

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This intriguing variation on the usual herbal tea recipe adds oatstraw, passionflower, hop flowers and valerian root to our old friend’s chamomile flowers, lemon balm and catnip.

 These powerful natural remedies will transform the way you and your family sleep.

20. Sleepytime Herbal Tea Mix

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This herbal tea mix not only tastes refreshingly delicious, it is a brilliant natural sleep aid that helps you relax and sleep soundly.

This herbal tea recipe adds St. John’s Wort, hop flowers and valerian root to our perennial favourites chamomile flowers, catnip, lavender flowers and rosehips.

21 Sleep And Dream Tea

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While there are some wonderful soothing tea blends available, this version is tasty, a little sweet, and oh so calming.

Who could resist a blend of spearmint, chamomile, St. John’s Wort, nettle leaf, rosebuds and dried orange peel? This one is a keeper.


If you love healthy food, good nutrition, and natural ingredients and enjoy experimenting in the kitchen as much as we do, we hope you enjoyed this standout list of sleep tea recipe suggestions.

We confess, these recipes have opened our eyes and fired up our imagination when it comes to making a soothing cup of hot tea before bed! Please comment on your experiences in creating your perfect cup of hot tea for bed and share this inspiration with your family and friends.

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