Relax and Unwind with These 5 Tea Blends

Start your mornings and end your nights right with these soothing local picks
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Get the Glow, $14, at Tealing & Co.;

Glow within: Detroiter Lavonne Ellis, founder of Tealing & Co., crafts a sweet and tangy, caffeine-free tea blend featuring ginger, turmeric root, carrot, beet, pineapple pieces, and calendula petals. Each blend makes around 25 cups of tea.

Indian Chai, $10+, at Eli Tea Bar, 108 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-825-8064;

Sugar, spice, and everything nice: Eli Tea Bar owner Elias Majid presents a family recipe with this spicy loose leaf made from organic black tea from Assam in India, fire-roasted ginger, green cardamom, black pepper, and clove.

Crimson Relief PMS Herbal Tea, $12, at Period.Box;

Relief. Period.: This herbal tea blend comes from Detroit native Christina Rutherford’s brand Period.Box, which offers handcrafted organic bath soaks, salves, roll-ons, and other items to ease menstrual pain. Steep this calming blend of raspberry leaf, nettle leaf, peppermint, chamomile, ginger, green tea, and Lady’s mantle plant.

Sweet Dreams, $5+, at Detroit Bubble Tea, 22821 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-239-1131;

You are getting sleepy…: In addition to its flavorful and numerous boba tea options, Detroit Bubble Tea in downtown Ferndale also offers loose leaf teas through its Leaf and Serenitea line. Try Sweet Dreams, with ingredients including Valerian root, chamomile flowers, lavender, cherries, and spearmint leaves.

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Traverse City Cherry Festival, $8+, at Eli Tea Bar, 108 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-825-8064;

A summer getaway: Sourced with cherries straight from Traverse City, this caffeine-free herbal blend is a bestseller at Birmingham-based Eli Tea Bar and captures the essence of a Michigan summer. The cherries are roasted in cinnamon and sunflower oil, then blended with flower petals.