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.

55 Comments

  1. Amber Alexander
    September 26, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    I’m not much of a tea drinker but this is the only one that I regularly buy!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Hi, thats interesting. It seems to be a very popular tea.

  2. September 26, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I have found most Bigelow teas to be lovely:)

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Yes they seem to be a good brand to try, and a good excuse to visit America again 😊.

      • September 28, 2017 / 11:30 pm

        Lol maybe I’ll use tea research to inspire some travels:)

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          September 29, 2017 / 4:39 pm

          Brill 😊

  3. September 26, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    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!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:40 pm

      Oh please let me know what you think once you’ve tried it. I need to try Taylor’s of Harrogate.

  4. September 28, 2017 / 7:51 am

    I am boring when it comes to ctea, as I have never tried a herbal variety, this has inspired me to have a try, I am quite fussy so will let you know what I think #brillblogs@_karendennis

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Nothing wrong with being fussy, I look forward to hearing what you think, thanks.

  5. September 28, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    I love this tea. Actually, my kid didn’t drink any tea until he tried this one )

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Hi, it seems to be a popular choice I wish that i had got some more of it, its interesting that it got your kid onto tea.

  6. September 28, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Ohhh i like the sound of this one! Can you get it in the U.K.? It sounds like the perfect tea to drink on a chill evening before bed!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Hi, I am not sure to be honest I would love some more so shall check out Amazon as they are often a good source for teas.

  7. Corinne and Kirsty
    September 28, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      I hope that you can find it as I have yet to see it here in the UK, but no doubt Amazon will come up trumps.

  8. September 28, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Oooh, I’ve actually had this one! My mom used to keep it in the house all the time and I liked it a lot. She’s switched in recent years to a different brand, though. Glad you enjoyed it!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Hi, it seems to be a popular tea I regret not getting more of it. My mum is on her holiday at the moment so I will ask her to try and get me some more.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Oh wow where did you get that from, I want to give it a go, thanks.

  9. September 28, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    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!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Hi, yes it certainly is different and well worth giving it a try. If you do let me know what you think, thanks.

  10. hebahpervaiz
    September 28, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Oooh I’ve always wanted to try herbal tea!! Must check this out x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Please do and let me know what you think, thanks.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      Hi, you never know you might like it 😊.

  11. September 28, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    ooo this sounds yummy for a nighttime cuppa! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      It sure is.

  12. flippinfreak
    September 28, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I’ll share this with my wife! She loves tea, chocolate, and mint! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the review.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Hi, I hope that she can find it to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Hi, yes it is indeed the perfect tea for late nights.

  13. September 29, 2017 / 12:42 am

    I love this tea πŸ™‚ Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea is similar & I love that one too.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Oh I need to see if I can get here in the UK thanks for the tip.

      • September 29, 2017 / 5:07 pm

        You’re welcome πŸ™‚

  14. September 29, 2017 / 4:53 am

    I grew up on Sweet Dreams. We also always had Sleepytime. They’re both fantastic.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Hi, they both seem to be very popular choices.

  15. September 29, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Oooh, any tea that can help me drift off to sleep is a winner in my book! I love the idea of this one – chamomile with a twist sounds divine! I’ll be very tempted to pick up a box to sample it for myself!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      It is a great tea to accompany a great book. Perfect for a great nights sleep.

  16. September 29, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    I love their brand of tea but I have not tried this one yet!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Oh you should, it seems to be a very popular tea.

  17. September 29, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I’m yet to try this but it sounds so calm and soothing! Perfect for evening!

    Char xo

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      It sure is perfect for the evenings.

  18. September 29, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Never heard of this brand but I wanna try it! Lately, I’ve been getting into trying different tea brands and flavors πŸ™‚

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Oh yes this is definitely one to try.

  19. September 29, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    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 πŸ˜€

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Oh I keep meaning to try the Bedtime Brew, Bigelow is American.

  20. October 2, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    This definitely sounds like it has lots of flavours going on! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:50 pm

      It certainly is full of different flavours.

  21. The Pramshed
    October 2, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:50 pm

      Hi, i sure have its just a shame its from America but a good excuse to return 😊.

  22. October 3, 2017 / 9:37 am

    What a lovely gesture that you get 2, one to take home afterwards. I like that idea. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:51 pm

      Hi, you always seem to get 2 teabags in the states, i was just naughty and took the extra ones home with me 😊.

  23. October 3, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    I don’t drink any tea, I confess! I do enjoy reading your reviews though and thanks for linking up #BloggersBests

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you.

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