4 Calming Teas Sippers Swear By

Keep your cool with a hot cup of tea.

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Curl up with a calming cup of tea as part of your bedtime ritual.Getty Images

If you’re looking for a way to unwind, herbal tea might become your new best friend. People have been enjoying tea for centuries to ease nerves, soothe anxiety-induced ailments like upset stomachs and headaches and get a good night’s sleep. Here are our top picks for comforting teas without the jitters.

Avoid Caffeine

Bigelow Herbal Tea
A variety pack lets you choose a different soothing flavor every day of the week.Amazon

Caffeine can make anxiety levels skyrocket, so make sure you’re sipping on a decaf option when you’re looking to relax. This pack comes with six different flavors of decaf tea, including a lemon-ginger option boosted with probiotics to promote healthy digestion, and a minty chamomile to encourage sweet dreams.

Try an Herbal Blend

Stash Fruity Herbal Tea
Herbal teas are all 100% caffeine free.Amazon

If you love sweet, fruity teas, try brewing an herbal blend. This multipack comes in juicy flavors like acai berry, mango passionfruit and sweet strawberry pomegranate. Another bonus? Herbal teas aren’t actually made with tea leaves—they really are just herbs—so they don’t contain even the slightest trace of caffeine.

Soothe an Upset Stomach

Traditional Medicinals Organic Peppermint Herbal Tea
Mint tea solves a variety of ills.Amazon

A cup of peppermint tea can help reduce bloating and settle an upset stomach. The refreshing blend can also provide relief from tension headaches and painful migraines. It really is nature’s medicine.

Match Your Tea to Your Mood

Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea
Chamomile is a great natural sleep remedy.Amazon

Some teas are upfront about the benefits they’ll provide, like Sleepytime. This one combines soothing chamomile, spearmint and lemongrass to help you drift off easily, without any artificial flavors or preservatives.