Sleepytime Tea FAQs

How long before bed should I drink Sleepytime tea?

Listen: your clock is not broken. It really is either 5 p.m. or 5 a.m. at all times, both of which are the perfect time to brew a cup of Sleepytime tea. Can you drink a cup before bed? Sure! But also, it’s perfect for when you pick up that book you started in April and put it back down a paragraph later. Brew a cup just to do something with your hands! Those moments when you don’t want to cook, don’t want to order anything, and just want to be swallowed by moss? Nurse a warm mug to keep you grounded in reality! Watching TV on the couch? Even better! Plop down with your favorite flavor of Sleepytime tea. You’re just ninety degrees away from a long and peaceful nap that will leave you feeling groggy and disoriented. That’s okay; it’ll be time for another cup anyway. 

Is Sleepytime tea safe?

Of course it is! I mean, look at the box. There’s a bear—a predatory creature that can crush a bowling ball with its jaws—wearing a nightgown and a wool nightcap hat with a pom pom on the front. Look at the box for Sleepytime Vanilla. He’s in a hammock! C’mon. Sleepytime Extra? Even safer. He’s sandwiched between a wooden mortar and pestle and a non-GMO verified sticker. Hello!

Does Sleepytime tea actually make you sleepy?

Hey, we’re not a bottle of CBD gummies you bought from a targeted Instagram ad while in the throes of desperation. We’re not some obscure sleep-aid brand you’ve literally never seen before except at your local bodega. We’re not melatonin. No placebo to be found here! Our tea contains herbs like chamomile and valerian, which tend to have a sedative effect, while others, like lavender and lemon balm, reduce stress and anxiety, so I guess what we’re saying is: double-bag it up! Kill two birds with one stone.

Can I make iced Sleepytime tea?

Fucking have at it!

How long should I steep Sleepytime tea?

Does it matter? You’re going to forget about it the second you pour boiled water over the teabag in your mug, a mug that you probably bought on Etsy just to have a package delivered. Why don’t you order a new tea kettle while you’re at it. This is the new normal you keep hearing about: waiting or not waiting for packages. Oh, but that delivery confirmation makes everything worth it, doesn’t it? Few things sate the void like tracking a shipment. The sound of a blade slicing through packaging tape—sweet euphoria! But back to your question: don’t worry if you forgot about your tea that’s been steeping for twenty minutes or twenty hours. We both know that you’re not drinking it for the taste anyway.

Should I use your product after the “Best By” date?

When else were you going to drink it?