An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
Family friends journeyed to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, and lucky for us, they gifted us with a package of herbal tea called Sweet Dreams of Banff from the Banff Tea Company, The tea company is known as the international tea store of the Rockies.
This delightfully fragrant relaxing blend includes rose petals, chamomile, lemongrass, lavender, and spearmint.
According to the website, it is the perfect antidote to a sleepless night. And having experienced several sleepless nights recently, I have turned to this blend, and successfully experienced a rest filled night after enjoying a mug of Sweet Dreams of Banff.
A caffeine free blend, it is impossible to over steep this brew. For a large 2 cup mug, toss 2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea into an infuser (we use a T-Sac), and allow to steep for 5 - 10 minutes. The liquor is delicate in color, the flavor intensifies the longer it steeps. To my palate, the chamomile, lemongrass and spearmint flavors release first, and the longer it steeps, the floral notes of the rose petals and lavender become predominant. The combination of herbs offers the perfect solution to avoiding a night full of tossing and turning.