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 Post subject: Valerian Tea
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Not sure if any of you have come across this - but yesterday's discovered that Tesco and Waitrose sell tea that contains valerian. The one I purchased from Tesco contains orange and some other ingredients.

It has the opposite effect on humans that it has on cats, so be warned. Last night when we tried it, the three were going crazy trying to figure out where this wonderful smell was coming from, and the boys kept chattering to ask where. Then they got a whiff of the tea, and I swear that the three of them were doing the cat equivalent of glue sniffing. Then they started rolling around and charging round the home.

In the meantime, the two of us started feeling drowsy, best nights sleep we have both had for a while. As our little ones do not come in the bedroom we were OK. Don't let your cat/s get near the tea if you have them on the bed as you will not get any sleep.

The tea is delicious as well, and although it says you can add milk, don't as it tastes better without. Have fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Valerian Tea
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:34 am 
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valerian does nothing for me :( I wish it did something, coz I'm a terrible sleeper.

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 Post subject: Re: Valerian Tea
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:41 pm 
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Just went to get some of this to try... I'll let you know how we get on.

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 Post subject: Re: Valerian Tea
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:57 pm 
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our previous flatmate had tea with valerian in it, he forgot they were in his suitcase until our two tried to get inside it and were rubbing themselves all over the suitcase :roll: he said the tea was good with helping him relax - apparently the same cannot be said for cats!

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 Post subject: Re: Valerian Tea
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Sounds look I should get my hands on this tea. Have had quite a few sleepless nights as Mr. Bauer is nocturnal. >:} Maybe if I drink some of this tea I can sleep though the kitty walking on my head at 3am. lol

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 Post subject: Re: Valerian Tea
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:28 pm 
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'crack for cats' :lol:

I find camomile tea with honey helps to relax me

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 Post subject: Re: Valerian Tea
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Greeneyes wrote:
'crack for cats' :lol:

I find camomile tea with honey helps to relax me


Celestial Seasonings makes a really yummy tea called "Sleepytime"

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 Post subject: Re: Valerian Tea
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:19 pm 
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I have no need for a tea (or anything else for that matter :wink: ) that helps me sleep.... i kind of need the opposite! Just can't have caffeine in it!!

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 Post subject: Re: Valerian Tea
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:39 pm 
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lollo2304 wrote:
I have no need for a tea (or anything else for that matter :wink: ) that helps me sleep.... i kind of need the opposite! Just can't have caffeine in it!!


Health-wise you are much better off. I am so caffeine dependent it's sad. I think I posted something on Facebook the other day that said "The problem with coffee is trying to make it when you haven't had any yet." Story of my life.

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