The Best Herbs for Rest and Relaxation: Discover Your Way to a Stress-Free Life

Relaxing with Herbal Tea: Natural Remedies for Stress and Sleep

Discover the soothing power of herbal tea

A happy woman sits at a table enjoying a cup of tea, with a white teapot on a wooden serving board next to her. The background is neutral and faded, putting the focus on her relaxed expression and the tea she is holding.

By Kirsten

Relaxing with Herbs: A Natural Solution for Stress and Sleep Problems

In our hectic world, it is not uncommon to feel rushed and stressed. Sleep problems are a common consequence. Although it may be tempting to turn to medical remedies, these often do not provide the desired, natural solution. This brings us to the power of herbs. Herbs are a timeless, natural way to promote relaxation and better sleep. But which herbs really provide relief and what makes them so effective? We have listed the most important ones for you and tell you all about how they can help you relax and sleep better.

Which Herbal Tea Helps You Relax?

  1. Butterfly Pea Tea
  2. Chamomile
  3. Mint
  4. Lavender

Which Does Herbal Tea Help You Sleep Better?

  1. Valerian
  2. Linden blossom

The Herbal Blends that Help You Relax and Sleep Well?

  1. Sleepy Time Melange
  2. Enchanted Forest Melange

Let the stress of the day fade away with a warming cup of herbal tea, these teas will help you relax.

Discover Butterfly Pea Tea: Your Caffeine-Free Relaxation Drink

Butterfly Pea Tea, also known as Butterfly Flower Tea, is your new secret weapon for those moments of peace in your busy mother's life. This special tea, which changes from blue to purple with a few drops of lemon juice, is not only a feast for the eyes, but is also packed with benefits that will help you relax after a long day of multitasking.

Why Butterfly Pea Tea is a must-have:

  • Full of Antioxidants: That beautiful blue color comes from anthocyanins, antioxidants that help protect your body and calm your mind. Perfect for that well-deserved me-time.
  • Stress reducer: This tea is a natural stress reliever. Although scientific research is still underway, many moms swear by the calming effects that help them take a step back.
  • Without Caffeine: No worries about insomnia or the jittery feelings that come with coffee can sometimes give. Butterfly Pea Tea is completely free of caffeine, ideal for any time of the day.
  • Promotes a good night's sleep: Although it does not immediately lull you to sleep, the relaxing effect of the tea certainly contributes to better sleep quality.
  • Mental clarity:In addition to relaxation, this tea can also help to clear your head. Away with that mental fog and hello sharp focus, without the stress.

What does Butterfly Pea Tea taste like?

Butterfly Pea Tea, from the Clitoria ternatea plant, offers a unique taste experience that is both subtle and intriguing. The tea has a light, earthy taste with a hint of florality. Some drinkers note a mild sweetness, while others liken it to a smooth green tea but without the grassy notes. The taste may also change slightly depending on the method of preparation and what is added to the tea; for example, adding lemon or lime can not only change the color from blue to purple, but also add a refreshing, slightly sour taste. Overall, Butterfly Pea Tea is gentle and refreshing, ideal for those looking for a subtle taste experience.

How to Brew Butterfly Pea Tea

It Brewing Butterfly Pea Tea is a visually stunning experience that results in a wonderfully refreshing drink.


  • Dried Butterfly Pea flowers (about 10 flowers or 1 teaspoon of dried tea for a cup)
  • Boiling water (about 250 ml per cup)
  • Teapot or cup
  • Optional: honey, sugar, lemon or lime for flavor and color change


  • Preparation: Place the dried Butterfly Pea flowers in a teapot or directly into a cup.
  • Water Boiling: Bring water to a boil. Use water just off the boil, about 90°C to 100°C, for the best flavor.
  • Pour and Steep: Pour the hot water over the Butterfly Pea flowers. Let the tea steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Serving: Strain the flowers from the tea. The tea will have a beautiful deep blue color.
  • Adjust and Enjoy: Add honey or sugar to taste. For a magical color change, add a little lemon juice or lime juice; the tea changes from blue to purple.

Enjoy your beautiful and tasty Butterfly Pea Tea, a perfect way to relax or surprise your guests!

Tip: do you drink a lot of tea in a day? Then end the day with a herbal tea, this ensures an undisturbed night's sleep!

The Relaxing Effect of Mint

Mint, especially Spearmint, is your secret weapon in the fight against daily hustle and stress. If you're around 35 and your days are filled with deadlines, childhood chaos, and the constant balancing of work and home life, mint offers a natural retreat for relaxation. The menthol in mint, with its cooling and soothing effects, is a natural stress reliever that helps you relax and keep your cool.

The difference between Mint and Spearmint:

Although Both fall under the mentha family, mint and spearmint each have their unique characteristics. Mint generally refers to a group of dozens of plant species, including peppermint and spearmint. Spearmint, with its softer taste and aroma, contains less menthol than peppermint and is therefore less overpowering, perfect for a gentle relaxation after a long day.

Why Mint and Spearmint are perfect for you:

The calming effect of these herbs is ideal for women with hectic lives. A cup of mint or spearmint tea can do wonders for your nerves, helping you take a break from the chaos and put yourself first. Plus, if you're ready for some mental clarity and calm, these herbs offer a natural solution without side effects. Combining mint or spearmint with other soothing herbs such as chamomile or lavender can enhance the relaxing experience. These blends provide a wonderful and effective way to unplug, relax and reduce your stress levels. If you want to know more about Mint and Kruizemunt, read our Blog about this.</ p>

"Refresh your mind and soothe your soul with every sip of Spearmint Tea. Delicious and relaxing at the same time!"

Relax with the Scent and Taste of Lavender Tea

Lavender, or Lavender, is known for its soothing and relaxing properties. The aroma of lavender is often associated with relaxation and stress reduction. This is attributed to the presence of the substance linalool, which has calming effects on the nervous system. Lavender is often used in aromatherapy and in herbal teas to help with sleep problems, anxiety and stress. Drinking lavender tea can be a relaxing ritual before bed, and the aroma can help create a feeling of calm, conducive to a good night's sleep.

What Does Lavender Tea Taste Like

Lavender tea, known for its aromatic scent and numerous health benefits, offers a unique taste sensation. The taste can be described as slightly floral, with a hint of sweetness and earthy undertones, sometimes accompanied by a slightly spicy taste reminiscent of rosemary or thyme.

How do you make lavender tea?

Making lavender tea is simple and follows a few steps:

  1. Gathering ingredients:
    • Dried lavender flowers (about 1-2 teaspoons per cup water)
    • Boiling water
  2. Preparation: Measure the dried lavender flowers and put them in a tea infuser or directly in a teapot.
  3. The Water: Bring water to the boil, with an ideal temperature between 90°C and 100°C.
  4. Making: Pour the hot water over the lavender flowers and let the tea steep for 4 to 5 minutes. Adjust the steeping time for a stronger flavor if desired.
  5. Serving: Remove the tea infuser or strain the lavender flowers from the teapot. Pour the tea into a cup and add honey or a slice of lemon to taste.

Lavender tea can be enjoyed hot or cold and is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the calming effects of lavender on the body and mind.

"Breathe in, breathe out, and let Lavender tea help you to an oasis of calm and tranquility."

Chamomile Tea: Your Natural Way to Peace and Relaxation

If you are looking for a natural way to relax after a long day full of challenges and responsibilities, chamomile tea is your perfect partner. This soft-tasting, slightly sweet tea, with its subtle floral notes, offers more than just comfort; it is a moment of peace in your cup. For centuries, chamomile tea has been a trusted ally for anyone who wants to take a step back and enjoy a restful break.

What does chamomile tea taste like?

Chamomile tea is known for its gentle, calming taste with a slightly floral touch. The taste is often described as slightly sweet, with a hint of apple-like freshness, which is sometimes associated with the term 'chamomile', derived from the Greek "chamaimēlon", meaning "potato". This subtle sweetness, combined with its soothing properties, makes it a popular choice for a relaxing drink before bed or during moments of stress. The tea has a golden color and a slightly fruity, earthy aroma.

Preparing Chamomile Tea

Preparing chamomile tea is simple and takes you from hectic to harmony in a few minutes. Follow these steps to make a perfect calming brew:

  • Gather your ingredients: For a cup of pure relaxation, all you need are dried chamomile flowers, about 1-2 teaspoons, and freshly boiled water.
  • Prepare your teapot: Place the chamomile flowers in a tea infuser, or if you like a more rustic experience, directly into the teapot. Pour and let steep:
  • Pour the flowers with hot water and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea.
  • Enjoy: Strain the flowers from your tea (unless you put them in a tea infuser) and pour the golden nectar into your favorite cup.

Add a little honey or a slice of lemon to taste. Chamomile tea is not only a delight for the senses, but also a balm for the soul, perfect for soothing a busy mind and inviting calm and peace into your evening routine.

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Valerian Tea: Your Key to Natural Relaxation and Sleep

In the search for natural ways to relax and improve sleep quality, valerian tea is a standout that certainly deserves attention. This spicy tea, derived from the root of the valerian plant, has been praised for centuries for its calming properties. It is the ideal evening drink for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and need a moment of pure tranquility. Valerian root has a long history of use in traditional medicine, best known for its ability to help with sleep problems and reduce stress. The tea has a distinctive earthy taste, which some may take some time to learn to appreciate. But the effects? These become noticeable after just a few sips.

The soothing effect of Valerian:

Why should valerian tea be included in your evening routine? The answer lies in the unique combination of calming and sleep-promoting effects. Valerian tea works directly on your nervous system, making you feel more relaxed and making it easier to fall asleep. It is like a gentle, natural embrace for your mind, helping you to let the worries of the day slide away.

What does Valerian tea taste like

Valerian tea has a very characteristic taste that some consider an acquired taste. It is known for its earthy, slightly woody flavor with slightly bitter undertones. The taste may initially be quite strong and unusual for some people, especially compared to more traditional teas. To soften the taste, many people choose to add honey, sugar or a slice of lemon, which can reduce the bitterness and make the tea more pleasant to drink.

The smell of valerian tea can also be described as quite strong and specific, sometimes even a bit musky. Despite the somewhat distinct taste and smell, many choose valerian tea for its relaxing and sleep-promoting properties, making it a popular choice for the evenings.

How do you make Valerian tea?

  1. Ingredients: Start by collecting dried valerian root, about 1 teaspoon for a cup of tea.
  2. Preparation: Place the valerian root in a tea infuser or directly into your teapot for a more intense experience.
  3. The perfect concoction: Pour boiling water over the valerian root and let it steep for about 5 to 10 minutes. The time may vary depending on how strong you want the tea.
  4. Enjoy: Sieve the root from the tea and pour it into your favorite mug. You may want to add some honey or a slice of lemon to soften the taste.

Valerian tea is most effective when it is drunk about an hour before going to bed. This gives the herb time to work its magic and prepare you for a night of deep, restorative sleep.

The benefits of Valerian tea:

In addition to its known sleep-promoting properties, Valerian tea offers other benefits. It can help reduce anxiety, relieve stress and even support mild digestive problems. This makes it a versatile addition to your wellness routine.

"Dive deep into the world of relaxation with Valerian tea, your evening ritual for a peaceful night's sleep."

Linden blossom tea: Relaxation and tranquility in every cup

Linde blossom tea, a smooth and fragrant brew, is known for its delicate floral flavor and a wealth of health benefits. This tea, made from the flowers of the lime tree, is a perfect choice for those looking for a natural way to relax and unwind after a day full of activities. Linden blossom tea is not only a pleasure for the senses, but also provides support for a good night's sleep and stress reduction.

The calming properties of lime blossom tea:

Linde blossom tea is a true champion when it comes to relaxation. The soft, sweet taste and soothing aroma make every sip a moment of serenity. Furthermore, the active substances in lime blossom are known for their calming effect on the nervous system, making this tea an ideal choice for relieving stress and promoting restful sleep.

What does lime blossom tea taste like?

Linde blossom tea has a unique, sweet and floral taste with subtle honey-like undertones. The taste is mild and light, making it a very pleasant tea to drink. Some people also notice a slightly spicy or woody aftertaste, which adds to the complexity and richness of the tea. The scent of lime blossom tea is also floral and can evoke memories of spring and summer days when the lime trees are in bloom. This combination of soft taste and pleasant scent makes lime blossom tea a favorite choice for moments of relaxation and tranquility.

How do you make lime blossom tea?

  1. Collect the Ingredients: For a soothing cup of tea you need about 1-2 teaspoons of dried lime blossom and a cup of boiling water.
  2. Prepare your Teapot: Place the lime blossom in a tea infuser or directly in the teapot.
  3. Putting: Pour the boiling water over the lime blossom. Let the tea steep for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on your personal taste preference.
  4. Enjoy: Strain the lime blossom from the tea or remove the tea egg. Pour the tea into your favorite cup. Feel free to add a little honey or a slice of lemon to taste.

A cup of lime blossom tea in the evening is the perfect way to prepare for a night of deep, restorative sleep. It is recommended to drink the tea about an hour before bedtime for best results.

The benefits of lime blossom tea

In addition to promoting relaxation and sleep, lime blossom tea also offers other health benefits. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help relieve mild cold symptoms thanks to its soothing effect on the respiratory tract. Linden blossom tea is a gentle, natural way to take care of your well-being.

"Experience the sweet embrace of lime blossom tea and let stress disappear like snow in the sun."

Conclusion on Herbal Tea as a Natural Remedy for Stress and Sleep

In a world that never seems to slow down, these six herbs - Spearmint, Valerian, Linden Blossom, Butterfly Pea, Chamomile and Lavender - provide a natural escape to a state of calm and well-being. Each with their unique properties and enchanting flavors, they invite us to take a moment for ourselves, breathe and relax. Whether you are looking for relaxation, a good night's sleep, a moment of serene tranquility, or simply want to enjoy the beauty of a natural drink, there is a herbal tea for every moment of the day.

- Kirsten -

Discover the rich selection of Herbal Tea from Theewinkel Het Kleinste Huis

Did you know that we have a rich selection of Herbal teas at Het Kleinste Huis. Our collection includes a wide range of herbs, each with their unique health benefits. Whether you are looking for something to soothe your sore throat or strengthen your resistance, you will undoubtedly find a tea that suits you in Het Kleinste Huis. Discover it yourself and be surprised by the natural power of our herbs.

For a large part of her life Kirsten has had a passion for entrepreneurship and tea. Since 2014, she has been combining this with her husband, Niels, in the tea specialty store Het Kleinste Huis (The Smallest House in Amsterdam). Kirsten likes to write about things that keep her busy (this doesn't have to be just tea!).

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