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Did you know that having a cup of CBD Tea at bedtime might give you a restful night’s sleep?

As well as all the health benefits CBD is believed to bring, from pain management to lowered anxiety, hormonal balance to healthy skin, it’s also known to maintain a healthy sleep pattern. Our CBD Tea is so effective, you’ll find yourself replacing your Chamomile Tea with our Cleansing Blossom in no time! CBD Tea health benefits are all of the above and more. Read on to learn…

There are three key reasons for this:

We use our unique Water-Soluble Full Spectrum CBD to expertly infuse each CBD Tea fusion. As it’s full spectrum it contains the prolific and effective CBD ‘Cannabidiol’ as well as other essential cannabidiolic acids such as CBDa, which have benefits to aid a healthy sleep pattern and induce a better quality of sleep.

Both cannabidiolic acids and water soluble CBD have a much higher bioavailability than CBD oil. It’s not only fast-acting, but more of the CBD gets absorbed and used by your body. This is essential when you want to get to sleep fast.

Additional ingredients in our herbal teas, such as blue cornflower, mallow, white tea and lemongrass come with their own raft of wellbeing benefits, many of which have been traditionally used as natural sleep aids.

But we warned – there are many brands making CBD Tea using raw hemp, which contains very very low levels of CBD and cannabidiolic acids and it really doesn’t taste great, so be aware of that if shopping about for CBD Tea’s. As well as the high quality and efficacy of our CBD Tea ours taste absolutely amazing! We have created tea blends with ingredients such as mango, jasmine, banana, papaya, licorice and cinnamon, to create unrivalled flavour.


What are cannabidiolic acids?

Cannabidiolic acids are the precursors to cannabinoids – the mother molecules, if you will! They can be found in raw hemp plants, as well as some full spectrum and whole plant CBD oils (including the water-soluble full spectrum oil used in The Tonic CBD teas).

When cannabidiolic acids are heated through a process called decarboxylation, they become fatty molecules called cannabinoids, an example of which is CBD (converted from CBDa). It’s worth noting that heating via steeping in boiling water, as when making a tea, does not convert cannabidiolic acids into cannabinoids.

Although cannabinoids, particularly CBD, have taken centre stage in the CBD industry, cannabidiolic acids are just as valuable – in some ways even more so!

One study even found CBDa to be 1000 times more effective at combating nausea and anxiety than the CBD molecule, due to a potent interaction with serotonin receptors.

This interaction is also vitally important when it comes to sleep, as optimum levels of serotonin gives your body the tools to create melatonin – a natural hormone that is produced by the pineal gland and released into the bloodstream to regulate the sleep-wake cycle.


What is bioavailability?

Bioavailability refers to the amount of a substance that is absorbed by the body and becomes active. As the human body is made largely of water, and CBD oil is made of fatty compounds, very little of this is actually able to be absorbed because water and fat doesn’t mix well. In fact, the oral bioavailability of CBD has been shown to be very low (13–19%), with some studies even showing levels as low as 6%.

However, water-soluble CBD and cannabidiolic acids (which are also naturally water soluble) are another story. Multiple studies have shown that water soluble formulations have vastly superior bioavailability. One study even claims an increased absorption rate of up to 500%!


How fast does CBD tea work?

The unique Water-Soluble CBD our tea is infused with is specially designed to have maximum absorption when ingested, which increases the speed at which it enters your blood stream. Having a cup within 30 minutes of bedtime is advised.

While other ingestible forms of CBD, such as CBD edibles, such as CBD gummies, CBD chocolate and CBD capsules, can take quite some time to go through the digestive process and lose CBD along the way, The Tonic’s CBD Tea leaves the stomach and enters the bloodstream much faster as there’s less to break down. According to a study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, water that’s consumed on an empty stomach can enter the bloodstream in as little as 5 minutes. Here’s a tip! When drunk with a meal, it can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.

If you’re drinking CBD tea as a natural sleep aid, establish a new ritual where you sip on it in bed as you read a book shortly before turning out the light.


Will CBD tea get you high?

As with all legal, regulated CBD products, CBD tea will not get you high so make sure you are buying CBD from a reputable company. If you’re keen to try CBD tea as a natural sleep aid, you’ve come to the right place! Our CBD is 3rd Part Lab Tested, regulated by the CTA and appears on the FSA’s Novel Foods list.

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Which Tea Works for Your Sleep Challenge?

Our CBD Tea is a favourite with those wanting a bedtime cuppa that really does help settle you into sleep and keep you there. So what Tonic Tea is right for you?

Let’s first look at which sleep pattern sounds like you…

  • Fast to sleep but wake often
  • Steady to sleep but wake at 3 or 4 am
  • Cannot get to sleep / insomnia


If you’re number 1 and have a night of interruption, I would recommend the Fruit Explosion CBD Tea – it’s naturally caffeine free as it’s made from fruits. Make sure you’re not drinking too close to bedtime to minimise the night time toilet trips. 1 to 2 cups carry enough CBD to help most people deepen their sleep and avoid as many regular wake ups.

There’s plenty of us in the ‘4am club’. No bother getting off to sleep, but when it turns to this side of dawn… ping! If we were a bird or if our culture worked alongside the rhythms of nature, this would be fine, but we’re not and we don’t. Here’s what I do… a dose of CBD at bedtime. The Cleansing Blossom is a great night time blend. This helps me get off to sleep faster and really deepens those crucial first 5 or 6 hours. If the dawn chorus has me awake at 3 or 4, I take a shot of my 8% Water-Soluble to quickly lower the adrenalin that is now pumping about my body and calm the nerves which are triggering my brain to think of all sorts of nonsense. Within minutes I’m off again.

If you struggle to get to sleep at all it could be that you have high cortisol levels at night which can be caused by high stress levels. Having a cup of CBD Tea at bedtime can help regulate your cortisol levels and ease you into sleep. But will it be strong enough to keep you there? For some people yes, but for others who’s insomnia can be chronic, you may be best taking one of our high strength oral oils to get a larger milligram dose into your system. We’d recommend a larger dose at bedtime. 

More About Our CBD Tea Range

The Tonic Tea’s are a luxurious and easy way to get your daily CBD dose. Unlike most other CBD drinks on the market, we use our own unique Water-Soluble Full Spectrum CBD, which is specially designed to be ingested while retaining almost 100% CBD absorption and it contains the whole range of cannabinoids and terpenes available for the greatest effect.

Our tea is loose so you can manage more easily your intake – we provide a reusable cotton tea bag with each new order, which is really convenient if you want to take your tea with you. Otherwise we use a tea diffuser, French press or tea pot and strainer. All these methods allow for the most flavour and CBD infusion when steeped for 10 minutes. We may do CBD Teabags in the future, we’ll keep you posted!

We have 5 different blends

Any Time – Fruit Explosion: packed with grape, passionfruit, banana, hibiscus, marigold flower and orange it’s a rich, fruity and well-rounded – a taste explosion. This summer fruit blend is a true delight in aroma and taste. It looks pretty spectacular too. Naturally caffeine-free, this special combination of organic fruits tea exceeds any other you’ll find.

Good Night – Cleansing Blossom: a base of white tea with elderflower, cherry blossom, jasmine and cornflower, this luxurious, floral white tea blend is made from young large tea leaves and combined with jasmine dragon pearls and various flowers. It is like springtime in a cup. It is packed with antioxidants making it a perfect addition to a cleansing diet and to refresh the system after a weekend of self-indulgence.  And because white tea is naturally low in caffeine, it’s a great bedtime drink.

Focus – Black Mango: A vibrant black tea with mango, lime and lemongrass, indulge in the rich and powerful taste of this robust black tea from Southern India, perfectly blended with fresh sweet mango and lime to ensure a balanced and full taste. It’s also a great alternative to morning coffee or an afternoon energy-boost.

Good Morning – Green Tea with Lemon: This soft, yet rich tasting green tea is generously filled with real lemongrass and lemon peel. It is like a cup of sunshine in the morning and is a great boost to get you through an afternoon lull. Let the green tea and lemon naturally stimulate and cleanse.

Peace – Chai Spice: Black Darjeeling with star anise, ginger, cardamon, cinnamon and orange-peel.

Let the aromatic chai spices warm your cockles from within and create some inner peace and a settled digestive system. It’s also great in hot chocolate for a cosy night time or winter drink.

About the author

Kate is an experienced Mountain Biker and Wild Swimmer and has found CBD the ultimate, natural solution to injury recovery, fitness and health maintenance including deepened sleep and staying calm. But more recently, relies on CBD to balance out those hormones and symptoms of the peri-menopause.

As Kate’s exposure to CBD has grown, so has her passion and belief in the product and her desire to create a community around CBD and set the wellbeing revolution in motion.

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