Tabby Tea, Super Duper Extra Strength!

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On a Saturday a few weeks ago El Hub and I went down to touristy Pier 39 in SF to walk around and have lunch, and we strolled into this shop called The Spice & Tea Exchange.


They carry about a million different loose teas and cooking spices. Really cool, lots of interesting scents, and the sales associates were very nice (they actually create many of the tea recipes themselves).

I brought home a couple of teas for me…

…and a packet of dried Super Duper Extra Strength catnip for Tabs. I wonder if it fires up cat ladies like it fires up cats, LOL!

There’s even a recipe for catnip cookies attached, which are supposed to be for cats…but I’m craving one for some reason.


I’m thinking about making them for Tabs this weekend, but I suspect he won’t share.

The gal at the shop said that catnip is also a good bedtime tea, which is perfect because I have chronic insomnia.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll let you know.

Have you ever had catnip in a tea or anything else?


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  1. Sasha says:

    An interesting selection of tea, Karen! I’m intrigued about the catnip cookies too. I don’t think my kitty would share them either 😉

  2. Angel L says:

    I love tea! I haven’t tried catnip in my tea but I hope you will post if you try it. I also have chronic insomnia, I would love to know if it helps. 🙂

  3. Heidi says:

    I’ve always found it interesting how catnip has the opposite effect on humans than it has on cats, calming instead of energizing. I think it may have been part of a blend in some bedtime tea I’ve had before, but tea doesn’t seem to ever help me when I’m going through an insomnia phase.

  4. Chelsea says:

    I don’t drink as much tea as I should! I can only do decaf because of my heart condition, so I keep decaf green and berry teas in my desk at work.

  5. hanna says:

    I love drinking tea, but I’m not sure that I would try catnip
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  6. Cristi says:

    Karen, hun, I dunno how much sleep you’ll get if you drink that and then climb into bed. Tabs just might come over and start pouncing your lips! 😛

    Small story: When one of my cats was just a wee kitten, she’d pounce my face in my sleep. Catnip wasn’t even involved! A little hell-kitten, that one. She grew out of it, thankfully. Especially thankful given that the “wee kitten” is now a 15 lb. cat! XD

    Do let us know if you make the cookies! I’m curious as to how Tabs will like it. Will he eat it? Roll on it? Prefer it with a side of gravy for dunking? Your CCL fan base needs to know!

  7. Ruchita says:

    Catnip cookies?!? That’s perfect for a Crazy Cat Lady / amateur baker. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe. Most of my bakeware is packed up for our move, but I will have to try making some in the near future.

  8. Danielle says:

    I really have been dying to go to the Spice & Tea Exchange and I just found out that they have one near me in Boca Raton, FL. Otherwise – I knew there was one in Disney World haha. But that is about three hours away. Thanks for this post!
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  9. jade says:

    I love catnip tea. I make mine fresh though. It’s a mild sedative, it tastes kinda fresh and herby and you can throw some sweetener in it if you like.

  10. Iris says:

    I love tea, and those look lovely. I’ve had catnip in sleeping teas before.

  11. AmandaM says:

    Mmm, that Citrus Breeze tea looks yummy. I haven’t tried Catnip as a tea…my hubby grows it to gift to our friends and family who have kitties and to attract kitties to our garden to repel some of the varmints! I will try this, as I have some bouts of insomnia periodically.

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