Organic Mother’s Little Helper

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A wonderful, mild and relaxing blend, perfect any time of day, but especially good to wind down with before bed.

Vital Stats*

Type: Herbal
Caffeine: None
Cost: $8.98/50g
Density: 2.1g/Perfect Spoon
Servings/50g: 23.8
Cost/16 oz steeped: $0.376

We’ve had bedtime tea routines around this house for quite a while. I introduced my partner to Sleepytime Tea a few years ago. Prior to all this David’s Tea business, she’d have one of those before bed at least four nights a week. I’ve been drinking that on and off for at least 30 years.

In my very first David’s Tea order we got 50g of Organic Serenity Now to try it out. We both liked it a lot, so in our second order we ordered another ~100g in a limited edition printed tin. We liked it so much that we ordered another 500g on our 3rd order! Clearly we are quite taken with it, but like anything, it gets a little boring having the same thing day after day, and it’s not one that mixes well, so in our last order I decided we’d try a new bedtime tea.

Teas in order #5

Organic Mother’s Little Helper had come up in my search results a few times before, but I didn’t really pay much attention to it. For some reason this time I did, and it sounded quite enticing!

Need to relax? Release stress and anxiety the natural way with this organic herbal tea. It’s got valerian (aka “nature’s Valium”) to take the edge off your 24/7 reality. Plus soothing chamomile, peppermint and lemongrass for an added dose of tranquility. And pretty blue cornflowers just to make you happy. One sip of this caffeine-free tisane and you’ll feel like you’ve spent the day at a spa.

They have a pretty good team writing descriptions over there – I usually have to cut my cart in half before I can check out when I place an order – but that sounded a little too good to say no to!

Steeps to a nice pink colour that my camera didn’t really capture very well

It looked and smelled quite impressive, and I was very anxious to try it out. With a 1-2 “perfect spoons” suggested serving size, and making it in a 32 oz steeper for two, I opted for 4 spoons for the initial trial. It calls for 5+ minutes, so as always, in an effort to get the most out of it, I did my first steep for 5 minutes, and my second for 7.5-10.

This tea is very nice, and unquestionably very relaxing. It is a wonderful tea to end a long day with. I found it to be a little on the mild side though, especially compared to our usual pre-bed Serenity Now which has a lot of flavour.

Now, to be fair, I’m sure it doesn’t help that I have had a pot of Organic Peppermint Amour immediately before this each night, as the top ingredient is peppermint. I’ll give it another shot before publishing this post and if my results are any different, I’ll update it.

As is though, it will not be taking over first place as our pre-bed staple. It will provide a nice alternative to Serenity Now every once in a while, but for the time being, Serenity Now will remain our go to bedtime tea.

Until next time, happy steeping!

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