A Sleep-Boosting Iced Cherry-Chamomile Tea

sleep tea recipe
By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Sleep disturbances are a very common problem that can leave you feeling exhausted and unmotivated. Difficulty sleeping can also negatively impact your weight and health in a big way. Enhancing your quality of sleep is paramount to a healthy mood, good energy levels and a healthy weight. If you’re looking to improve your sleep quality, try this relaxing herbed ice tea — here’s why it’s so effective:

Tart Cherries contain melatonin which enhances sleep onset, depth and length of sleep.

Chamomile is a relaxing and sedative tea that can be enjoyed nightly to help relaxation and it also has benefits for pain and digestive upsets.

Honey in your tea can give you a slight elevation of blood sugar that allows tryptophan to enter the brain effectively to enhance sleep.

Pineapple has shown in research to enhance and raise serum levels of melatonin levels in males. Oranges also showed promise along with bananas of course.

Find out more foods that help to enhance sleep.


  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 2 chamomile tea bags
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1/2 cup of tart cherry juice (I used Lakewood organic)
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  • Handful of ice


  1. Steep the chamomile for 20 minutes until cooled. (You can put it in the fridge after the first 20 minutes to help cool it.) Remove the teabags.
  2. Blend all the tea ingredients in a blender.
  3. Enjoy with extra ice — I also added some frozen pineapple cubes.


honey – manuka honey

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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