Homemade Sleepy Tea

I seem to go through occasional bouts of insomnia. I don’t really have a “Trigger” I just find myself not able to sleep when everyone else in the house is counting sheep. Below is one of my favorite teas to help calm my soul and allow me to drift off to sleep.

Sleepy Tea
2 Sprigs of St John’s Wort
2 Sprigs of Horehound
2 sprigs of Chocolate Mint
6-8oz water

Allow all the herbs to dry, usually takes about 3 days in a dry sunlit area. I use clothes pins to hang mine by the kitchen sink. Once dry put your herbs in a Herb Grinder and grind to a medium consistency. I prefer to use a Loose Leaf Tea Infuser Spoon, you can pack the ground up herbs in a small amount of cheesecloth tie the opening with string. Place the herbs in 6-8 oz. of water bring to a boil. Once the water comes to a boil remove from heat. Steep for a few minutes depending on your taste and remove before you drink. Do not steep too long your tea may become bitter. Add lemon to taste avoid sugar including natural sweeteners this may prevent you from sleeping.

~ Angela

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