Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams


Indulge in a soothing cup of Sweet Dreams, a loose-leaf herbal created by a medical herbalist to promote a restful night’s sleep, containing passion flowers, red clovers, and hyssop. Named Loose-leaf Herbal Tea Producer of the Year 2023 in Northern England, Bree’s Herbal Teas takes pride in delivering the highest quality ingredients in each soothing…



Introducing Sweet Dreams – Your Aid to a Good Night’s Sleep

Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea is a meticulously crafted blend designed by a seasoned medical herbalist to promote restful sleep and tranquillity. The blend combines natural ingredients, each chosen for its unique properties in aiding relaxation and facilitating a peaceful night’s rest. Among these ingredients are passion flowers, red clovers, and hyssop, each with a rich history of use in traditional herbal medicine.

Passion flowers, known for their calming effects, have been used for centuries to treat anxiety and insomnia. They contain compounds that act on the nervous system, helping to reduce stress and induce sleep. This makes passion flowers an essential component of the Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea blend, providing a natural way to soothe the mind and body.

Red clovers are another key ingredient in this blend. Traditionally used to support respiratory health and overall wellness, red clovers also possess mild sedative properties. These properties make them effective in promoting relaxation and reducing restlessness, which can be particularly beneficial for those who have trouble falling or staying asleep.

Hyssop, known for its aromatic qualities, has been utilised in various cultures to ease respiratory issues and digestive discomfort. In Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea, hyssop’s calming effects help create a serene environment conducive to sleep.

Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea offers a holistic approach to improving sleep quality. Each cup is a gentle invitation to unwind, providing a natural solution for those seeking to embrace tranquillity and achieve a restful night’s sleep.

The Role of Passion Flowers in Sleep Aid

Passion flowers have long been recognised for their potent ability to promote restful sleep and alleviate anxiety. Historically, these vibrant flowers were utilised by Native Americans and later adopted by European settlers for their calming properties. The efficacy of passion flowers in treating insomnia and easing restlessness can be attributed to their rich content of active compounds, notably flavonoids and alkaloids.

Flavonoids, particularly apigenin, are known for their sedative and anxiolytic effects. Apigenin binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, integral to inducing relaxation and reducing nervousness, thereby facilitating a smoother transition into sleep. Additionally, the alkaloids in passion flowers, such as harmine and harmaline, also contribute to the flower’s tranquillising effects by enhancing levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter responsible for inhibiting neural activity, promoting a state of calm and reducing the onset of anxious thoughts that can hinder sleep.

Scientific studies have substantiated the sleep-promoting benefits of passion flowers. A notable study published in the journal “Phytotherapy Research” investigated the effects of passion flower tea on sleep quality. Significant improvements were reported in participants who consumed passion flower tea in sleep quality compared to those who did not. Another research, featured in “Sleep Medicine Reviews,” emphasized the role of passion flower extracts in enhancing sleep latency and duration, underscoring its potential as a natural remedy for insomnia.

Red Clovers: More Than Just a Flower

Red clovers, often admired for their vibrant hue and delicate structure, offer more than just aesthetic appeal, primarily due to their impressive health benefits. Central to these benefits are isoflavones—organic compounds found in red clovers that have garnered attention for their ability to balance hormonal levels. This balancing act is particularly beneficial for women experiencing menopause, as it helps mitigate symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, creating a more conducive environment for restful sleep.

Beyond hormonal balance, red clovers are also celebrated for their relaxation-promoting properties. Isoflavones can positively influence the central nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety levels, thus setting the stage for better sleep quality. These compounds work in harmony with other natural ingredients in the Sweet Dreams blend, enhancing its effectiveness in fostering tranquillity.

Additionally, red clovers possess notable anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is often linked to various health issues, including sleep disturbances. By mitigating inflammation red clovers contribute to improved overall well-being, indirectly supporting a more restful night’s sleep. Their anti-inflammatory action can also aid in reducing muscle and joint discomfort, further promoting a state of relaxation and comfort necessary for quality sleep.

The Calming Effects of Hyssop

Hyssop, a fragrant herb native to the Mediterranean region, has been cherished for centuries for its medicinal properties. This herb, belonging to the mint family, is renowned for its therapeutic benefits, particularly its calming effects. Traditionally, hyssop has been used as a remedy for respiratory issues, such as coughs and bronchitis, due to its expectorant properties, which aid in clearing mucus from the respiratory tract. However, its benefits extend beyond respiratory health.

One of the most significant advantages of hyssop is its mild sedative effects. The compounds in hyssop, including flavonoids and tannins, work synergistically to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. These properties make hyssop a natural way to ease tension and achieve a state of calm. When incorporated into the Sweet Dreams blend, hyssop can play a crucial role in helping consumers unwind after a long day.

The tranquillising properties of hyssop also contribute to its ability to improve sleep quality. By soothing the nervous system, hyssop helps alleviate restlessness and promote a sense of tranquillity essential for achieving deep, restorative sleep. Moreover, the gentle nature of hyssop ensures that its calming effects are delivered without causing drowsiness, allowing for a smooth transition into sleep.

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Sweet Dreams Tea

Brewing the perfect cup of Sweet Dreams herbal tea is a simple yet essential process to unlock its full potential. To begin, it is crucial to use fresh, filtered water, the quality of water significantly impacts the tea’s flavour and effectiveness. Heat the water to an ideal temperature of 200°F (93°C), just below boiling. This temperature ensures that the delicate herbal ingredients release their natural oils and beneficial compounds without being scorched.

Measure out one teaspoon of Sweet Dreams loose-leaf tea per eight-ounce cup. If using a teapot, a general rule is to add an extra teaspoon “for the pot.” Place the loose-leaf tea into an infuser or directly in the teapot, allowing ample space for the leaves to unfurl and infuse the water fully. Pour the hot water over the tea leaves and cover the teapot or cup to retain the heat.

Let the tea steep for 5 to 7 minutes. After the designated steeping time, remove the infuser or strain the tea leaves from the teapot.

Enhance the flavour of your Sweet Dreams tea by adding a touch of honey or a slice of lemon, which complement the herbal notes without overpowering them.

The best time to consume Sweet Dreams herbal tea is approximately 30 minutes to an hour before bedtime. This allows the calming effects of the tea to take hold, preparing your body for restful sleep. Enjoy your Sweet Dreams tea in a quiet, serene environment, free from digital distractions, to fully experience its soothing benefits.

Net Weight 126g
Gross Weight 40g


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Weight130 g
Dimensions10 × 8 × 8 cm


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