HEY GIRL is a fairly new tea company that was started because the founder, Hilary, was unsatisfied with the artificial, overly processed products on the market. According to a company statement, “She started a 3 year endeavor to perfect her custom tea blends and offer something unique and effective to so many other women like herself: a motivated individual, a mother, professional, and health enthusiast.”
I love that message. I love that they make no claims that they cannot wholeheartedly stand behind. For example, the first question asked on their Amazon product page was about whether or not the tea is organic. The response was: “We will not label our product organic until we have verified all sources as: Sustainable and Responsible (Cruelty Free).” I don’t know about you, but for me, that kind of honesty is refreshing. So, I was excited to try this tea. I work nights, so sleeping is always kind of strange for me. It is difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.
I received my package, which is adorable, and the tea itself smells amazing. I was excited to try it, and I let my son try some as well. It smelled good while it was steeping, and he said that it tasted good. I went back 10 minutes later to check on him, and he said that he felt relaxed but not necessarily sleepy. Ok, relaxed is pretty good, actually. I would have been satisfied with that. 10 minutes later, I went to check on him and he was fast asleep. I couldn’t help but laugh, and get excited about when I finished my work so I could have some and actually get to sleep quickly, for a change.
As for the ingredients:
Passionflower is a flower that is native to the southeastern parts of the Americas and is used for insomnia, anxiety, symptoms of menopause, ADHD, nervousness and excitability, palpitations, high blood pressure, and many other things. In other words, it calms you down.
Chamomile, which refers to a group of daisy-like plants, has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which is great. Simply put, it relaxes you.
Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, helps reduce anxiety and promotes sleep.
Catnip herb is a member of the mint family. A mild tea made with catnip herb is said to help improve digestion and calm nerves. Its relaxing properties also make it beneficial to those who suffer from insomnia.
Stevia is one of a family of plants that are native to South America and has been used for centuries to sweeten drinks and foods.
Valerian is a perennial plant that is native to Europe and grows up to 2 feet tall. It has been used to safely ease insomnia, anxiety, and nervous restlessness since the second century A.D.
So, all natural ingredients that relax you, calm you down, and help you fall asleep. Sounds good, right? Here is what I am going to do. It is 3:54 am now. I am going to relax in a nice warm bath with my cup of Hey Girl tea and then attempt to go to sleep. I am still wired from work, so this is an excellent test. I will record my results here.
Ok, so I performed my test. I did find that the tea was very relaxing, and about 20 minutes after I finished my cup, I was starting to feel quite sleepy. I don’t know if I slept better or longer than usual, but I did feel quite relaxed and drowsy shortly after drinking it.
I love the smell of the tea. It is a strong smell, but if you are familiar with the smell of chamomile tea, I found it similar to that smell. I could also smell the lavender. I’m not as familiar with the other ingredients, so I don’t know if the aroma of those came through or not. I expected the tea to taste as strong as it smelled, but it was a very light, pleasant taste.
My biggest issue with chamomile tea is that it is so weak that it hardly feels like you are drinking much more than flavored water. This tea isn’t like that. It has a strong enough taste that you can pick up on all the flavors, but not so strong that it is too much. Everyone that has tried this tea agrees with me, it tastes amazing! As for the sleep benefits, I can’t vouch for that. I can say with confidence though, that it did relax me, which is a good indication that for most people, it would help calm them down to allow them to fall asleep more quickly.
Overall, this is a great tasting tea to drink at night, all natural ingredients that have a ton of other benefits to the body. So it tastes great, is good for you, and produced by a company whose mission I can get behind. Sounds like a win-win!
I received this product to test in exchange for my review. This tea can be purchased on Amazon here
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