Cults, conspiracies and the utterly bizarre history of Sleepytime tea

Its calming combination of chamomile, spearmint and other herbs might seem benign, almost boring — the ideal formula for lulling you to sleep. But there’s a peculiar story lurking in your cup of Sleepytime tea, one that concerns involuntary trances, communication with aliens and a eugenics plot to eliminate the “inferior races” of our great nation.

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