Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer TeaIn today’s fast paced society, it is easy to become stressed out, filling the body with tension that can lead to body aches, headaches and anxiety. Fortunately, out of Boulder, Colorado comes Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer tea, which is a medicinal tea designed to promote a sense of calm and well-being. Naturally caffeine free, this tea does not excite the body, making it prone to additional stress. Rather, it relaxes the brain, allowing the body to follow.

The flavor of the Tension Tamer Tea is slightly minty, but in a sweet way. It’s not overpowering and does not require any additional sweeteners to make it more palatable. In fact, some people believe the addition of sweeteners such as honey drowns out the natural minty flavor of the tea. A well-balanced herbal infusion, Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer Tea is a masterful blend of herbs and vitamins that promote stress-free living.

Ingredients Of Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer Tea

Chamomile tea provides the base for this soothing beverage, but eleuthero is the ingredient that reduces stress and tension. Eleuthero is an “adaptogen” that encourages the body to adapt to stress. It works by supporting adrenal gland function whenever the body encounters stress. People who are sensitive to caffeine but seek its beneficial properties have discovered the same enhancement of mental acuity with eleuthero. Some studies have found that elethero improves the use of oxygen by the body, allowing it to flow more freely to combat tension and stress.

There are other benefits to elethero, including supporting proper liver function as it works to eliminate toxins from the body; protecting the body against certain chemicals, including ethanol, tetanus ad sodium barbital; and alleviating the side effects associated with chemotherapy. When combined with other herbs, eleuthero has also been effective in treating the common cold.

As eleuthero is a medicinal herb, people who have medical conditions or are taking prescription medications should consult with a physician before consuming Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer tea. These are the same precautions they should take before using any over-the-counter medicine product. Side effects of this herb are minimal, but include diarrhea and high blood pressure, as well as insomnia in some people. People with high blood pressure should not consume eleuthero.

The other ingredients in Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer tea include peppermint, ginger, West Indian lemongrass, cinnamon, licorice, tilia flowers, catnip and lemon flavor. It provides 20 percent of the recommended daily dose of both Vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Other than that, though, it does not provide a significant amount of other vitamins and minerals. It is a calorie-free drink as long as it is consumed without additional sweeteners or milk.

Preparation

The key to getting the best benefits of Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer tea is proper preparation. If it is not prepared correctly, it is possible there will not be enough flavor to please tea drinkers who enjoy a deep flavor when they consume their beverage. The correct way to prepare Tension Tamer Tea is to bring water in a tea kettle to a boil. Place four teabags into a tea pot and pour the boiling water directly over them. The lid of the teapot should be in place so that the tea can properly steep for 10 minutes. The teabags should only be used once, as a second steeping only further dilutes the flavor.

Some people, who were not pleased with the mild flavor of the tea, only steeped it for between four and six minutes. This is not long enough to infuse the water with the minty flavor. This accounts for some of the negative reviews that call the tea “watery” and lacking more flavor than chamomile tea by itself. While most teas do not have to steep this long, Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer is one that does.

The Tea’s Calming Effects

Most people who have consumed Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer tea have found that it does relax and calm them when they are feeling tense and stressed out. The best time to drink a cup of Tension Tamer Tea is when there is too much stress in the body that it is causing neck stiffness, headache, anxiety or overwhelming sadness. The chamomile, catnip and lemongrass all serve as a mild sedative that will calm the body and mind down naturally. The eleuthero herb will relieve the stress in the body and help it respond more positively to the stressful forces it encounters.

Although eleuthero is a medicinal herb, Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer tea does not have a medicinal flavor at all. It has a mellow, minty taste that serves to relax the senses and calm the body. While not everyone experiences a calming sensation after drinking this tea, most people do find they are able to relax better after drinking a cup or two.

Reviews

Many people who have never been a fan of teas find Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer pleasant and sweet. They believe it not only calms the body naturally, but it also clears the mind and wakes up the brain, allowing them to focus better on finding solutions to their stress. For those who are not able to tolerate caffeine very well, or just choose to eliminate it from their diets, this tea is a perfect substitute. It does not contain any caffeine, but has the mentally stimulating properties that make caffeine so popular.

The only negative reviews came mostly from those drinkers who did not find enough flavor in the Tension Tamer Tea. Although some people thought the ginger was overwhelming, most of these reviewers said it just didn’t have much taste at all. Other reviewers found that drinking the tea cold helped improve the robustness of the flavor, but said it was still only about one-eighth the strength of traditional black tea.

While some people felt the tea needed more sweetness to it, most people thought it tasted sweet enough as it is. Other people thought that adding anything, including sweetener and milk, caused the flavor of the tea to be lost in the additives. Overall, they loved the wonderful smell of the tea during steeping and enjoyed the tea for its flavor and stress-relieving properties.