Review of Bigelow Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea

One of the teas or herbal infusions that I like enjoy on a regular basis is chamomile. It is often a tea that I tend to drink later on in the day. On a trip to America I found it quite difficult to get a cup of tea. So I have to admit being a little surprised when I was offered Bigelow Sweet Dreams herbal tea as option so of course just I had to give it a try. Now the good thing I noticed about being in America was that you tended to get given two packets of tea. This meant one to have after my dinner and one to take home.

Now onto the tea itself I liked the simplicity of the packaging, with the grey colour with a dark blue strip scheme to the top with sweet dreams to the centre. I checked the back of the packet where the ingredients were chamomile, hibiscus, peppermint leaves, rose blossoms, spearmint leaves, spice, and orange blossoms. The tea is also labelled as being gluten free and there is no may contain warning.

On opening the packet I have to admit to being a tad surprised. There was a fairly strong mint aroma coming from the teabag with faint undertones of grassiness that I associate with chamomile. On undertaking my famous close up sniff test these aromas intensified with a hint of hibiscus noted. I placed the teabag in my cup and added the hot water. It didn’t take long for the tea to infuse with the water resulting in a red/brown colour. On infusing the tea the aroma changed the predominant aroma was hibiscus with a nice mint aroma intermingled with subtle grassy aroma and a faint hint of spice. I was not really able to distinguish the citrus element to this tea. The aroma intensified slightly on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea it had a light mellow taste from the hibiscus subtle grassy undertones from the mint and chamomile noted. The spice and orange added a very slight chai element to this tea. Despite all of the elements to this tea it was light, refreshing and provided a slightly comforting and soothing sensation in my stomach. I gave the tea another try at home to ascertain if it tasted any different with freshly boiled water and in a nice teacup. It’s aroma and flavour were just the same as I remembered.

So would I recommend this sweet dreams tea? Yes I would it is nice to have a chamomile tea with a twist. The overall combinations of aromas and flavours complimented each other nicely. I liked everything about this tea which I have to admit being pleasantly surprised at. So thank you Bigelow for producing a nice herbal tea.

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55 thoughts on “Review of Bigelow Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea

  1. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this one yet! Everytime I go to the Charleston Tea Plantation I see it but now I’ll have to buy some! I love Chamomile in the evenings! My go to is Taylor’s of Harrogate. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. I love chamomile tea! It’s my go-to before bed! This sounds so great! and you are recommending it so I will defo give it a go! xx corinne

  3. I’m not massively into herbal tea, but I am interested in this one! It sounds like it would be refreshing and I’m sure my mum would enjoy it so we might have to give it a chance!

  4. I love tea but I’m not much of a chamomile fan, though this one sounds quite nice. I’ve never heard of the brand Bigelow before. I tend to use Twinings for fruit or herbal teas or my favourite one for the evenings is Yorkshire Tea Bedtime Brew – so nice and helps me relax 😀

  5. I really love tea, and I’m not a huge camomile fan. I know it’s supposed to help you relax and sleep, but I’ve never found having a normal cup of tea before bed stops me from sleeping. It’s great to hear you’ve found a tea you love and enjoy. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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