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ZZZzzzzz…TSC Beauty Sleep Tea

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Everyone on the planet has tried Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea. If you’re an 80’s baby, you HAVE TO remember the green box with the mama bear with the cute, red knit cap, no? It was a total staple in my house then & still is NOW- it’s the same amazing tea just with a new, killer design (don’t worry… the Sleepytime Bear isn’t going anywhere ).

& let me tell ya, MY HOUSE IS STOCKED WITH TEA.

There’s something nostalgic & calming about going to bed with a cup of warm tea every night. But because I’m an extremist, you guys know I had to take the warm cup of plain tea eight hundred steps further.

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…which is why I added DARK CHOCOLATE CHIA SEEDS for a chocolate-y taste AND an extra candy cane tea bag to my Sleepytime concoction. Also, get excited because Sleepytime Tea comes in Sleepytime EXTRA.

So it’s kind of like a chocolate, minty, sleep-aid.

Anyway, tea is typically always on my bed stand when I’m watching Damages, blogging, or reading a book. I’m an anxious person in general so anything that helps me relax/calm down is welcomed. And this herbal tea really sets the tone of the night so I’m not bouncing off the walls.

Here’s what you do:

The Skinny Confidential Beauty Sleep Tea

1 Celestial Tea Sleepytime Extra tea bag
1 Celestial Tea Candy Cane Lane tea bag
A few splashes of unsweetened almond milk
1 heaping teaspoon of dark chocolate chia seeds
A drop of maple syrup

Directions: heat up water for tea. Add both tea bags. Add splashes of almond milk. Top with dark chocolate chia seeds. Add drop of maple syrup ( this doesn’t need more than a drop, the chia seeds give it a sweetness ).

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Get in bed, dim the lights, grab a pretty eye mask, & enjoy!

Pure, pure heaven.

How do you guys wind down at night? Does anyone else have a specific tea ritual? I love green tea but I can’t do it night because of the caffeine.

ZZZZzzzz, lauryn x

( P.S. where can I get one of those red knit caps like the Sleepytime bear wears? Kind of chic, right. WANT ).

+ pineapple mug here.

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    1. Hi Heidi! It’s SO good! Seriously. Definitely try it and let me know what you think. Thanks for reading

  1. This sounds totally fantastic Lauryn! I’m traveling now and missing my usual pre-bed tea routine already and this will be a great addition when I get home!

    Thanks, as always, for sharing such fun things!



    1. Hi Catherine, I hope you’re having fun and safe travels. Traveling is so fun but it’s so hard when you’re routines get left at home 🙁 Let me know when you’re home and you try the tea, I want to know what you think since you’re an avid tea drinker. Thanks for reading, xx

  2. Dark chocolate chia seeds?! How did I not know they existed! I’ve been having decaffeinated green tea at night. The one with pomegranate is amazing! x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

    1. Hi Angela! I know, right? It’s seriously heaven! I am going to think of ways to add them to all of my recipes from now on. It’s perfect! Thanks for reading

  3. Those are my two favourite celestial teas! Also chocolate chia seeds?! What?! This sounds so so amazing. I’m also such a tea person and moving to the UK last year makes me so happy to embrace the tea tradition. Can’t wait to try this!!
    xx, Pia

    1. Hi Pia, I am so jealous you live in the UK! The tea tradition is so on point there. I love the little tea treats and snacks too! So cute! Do you have any tea time snack recipes? want to make my own little tea time treats! Thanks for reading :))

  4. I love celestial tea before bed! My absolute favorite is their fall tea which I am doing a post over soon. I just stocked up on my favorite autumn flavors and can’t wait to dive in. I haven’t had chocolate chia seeds, but I can’t wait to try them!

    1. Alexis, you will not be disappointed by the chocolate covered chia seeds. They are seriously GENIUS and so delicious. Let me know what you think! Thanks for reading :))

  5. Really cool!!! I never tried any sleepy-time tea…but I also am kind of scared of drinking a cup of tea right before bed as I already have to get up twice to pee every night xD

    Rosie’s Life

    1. Hi Rosie! LOL! Yes, if you are already waking up to go to the bathroom it might not be the best idea. Here’s a tip though, right when you wake up in the morning drink a giant cup of water + try to drink a lot of water in the first few hours of the day so you’re hydrated. You will notice that you don’t drink as much towards the end of the day and you might not notice the night time bathroom issue anymore. Thanks for reading!

  6. My favorite nighttime tea is peppermint tea. It clears my head and allows me to feel relaxed and free of anxiety. Absolutely obsessed with peppermint tea!

    1. Hi Babe! Glad you like the post! Let me know what you think if you try this tea. I LOVE anything Ginger. What is your favorite brand of Ginger tea? Thanks for reading!

  7. Hi Lauryn!

    Love the post! I’m an anxious person as well and have trouble falling/staying asleep. Does the sugar from the chocolate keep you up at night? Or is it just a small amount? If I had a bag of the chia seeds in front of me I’d just check the nutrition label but unfortunately I don’t yet!

    Thanks so much!


    1. Hi Madison, it’s just a small amount of sugar. However, it depends on how sensitive you are to sugar. it doesn’t keep me up. Thanks for reading! xx

  8. I suffer from insomnia, and I SWEAR some nights sleepy-time tea (with the bear on it ) has helped me fall asleep. TOTAL LIFE SAVER!! -Love this recipe I am so trying!! Thank you & sweet dreams..

    1. Thanks Kimberly! Ugh insomnia is the worst!! Sorry babe! Def try this tea, let me know what you think! xx

    1. Hi Madison! YES!! The darker the tea, the more potential staining. If it’s too hot for a straw I’ll use a spoon sometimes. xx

    1. Thanks Julie! The chia seeds are SO GOOD. Let me know what you think if you try them :)) Thanks for reading! xx

  9. Hi Lauryn! That is the cutest mug ever. I’m so obsessed with tea too. They’re so good! Green tea keeps me wired at night too. I like drinking peppermint or chamomile tea at night. I love how you mix teas! I need to try that some time. Thanks for the great tips <3


  10. I love a good tea. I usually do loose leaf, but sometimes you can’t beat the convenience of a teabag. Tazo’s Cocoa Mint Mate is also a great mint-chocolatey bagged tea. I love it in the afternoon for a pick me up, and it satisfies a sweet craving. I also find that plain peppermint tea helps with sweet cravings, as well as relaxing before bed or digestive issues. It’s such a miracle tea! I’ll have to try the Celestial Seasonings one.

  11. If you haven’t tried celestial seasonings Bengal spice you must! It’s my fave. If you let it steep for a long time it has a great natural sweetness.

  12. Hi Lauryn-
    I just ordered my Chocolate Chia Seeds. Can’t wait to try them- especially in night time tea. I LOVE tea so can’t wait to try new things!! Thanks for all the great suggestions?

  13. We love this post and drink tea almost every night. We’re a little boring and usually have Lipton with a slice of lemon and honey, but it always helps us go to sleep faster. We’d love to send you one of our 100% pure satin pillow cases. They protect your blow out while you sleep and are ultra-smooth for skin. Plus they help you sleep better too.

    xo Savvy Sleepers

  14. I can’t wait to try it. I used to wake up at night when I drink tea late, but I recently managed to avoid this problem. Now I can drink tea anytime, and can enjoy this kind of drinks.
    Thanks Lauryn!

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