Monday, July 18, 2011

Tea Time, Honest Kitchen Style!

Since we've started this blog, we've seen some crazy stuff. We have to confess, that when we first heard about the Honest Kitchen's teas for pets, we were a little bit skeptical. Really? I'm going to brew tea for my dog? Well, yep. That's the idea, and that's exactly what we did.

The kind folks over at HK were generous enough to send us some to try, so this weekend we brewed up a little of HK's Quiet Tea™, which "is designed to help promote calmness and alleviate anxiety, tension and excitability during stressful of over-stimulating situations caused by factors such as separation, thunderstorms, travel, or events." 

The name "tea" can be a little misleading, as this formula only contains Oatstraw, Chamomile, Passionflower, Skullcap and Valerian root (remember, caffeine BAD for dogs). It can be served to your pup with food or on its own, which was the route we went.

Getting Paddy to drink the tea was a little bit of a challenge: not only is she a picky eater, but she has an incredibly selective attention span. 

After giving her a few licks from our fingers, she took one or two laps before heading off to watch TV. Did it work? Well, it's kind of hard to tell. We're not sure she actually ingested enough tea for it to have the desired effect. That being said, variety is the spice of life, and we think she liked having an other beverage option besides water added to her diet.

Paddy and her unicorn enjoy a tea party for 2.
HK's Quiet Tea will be available from their website on July 19th for $12 per 2.8oz jar. 

So what are your thoughts on tea for pets? 

Samples were provided by PR for review. Please see our disclaimer for more information.


  1. Thanks for the review. I was thinking about trying the skin boost tea (Sparkle), and possibly swamping some food with it, because otherwise my dogs wouldn't just sit around and sip their tea either! I'm beginning to wonder if it's more impractical than it's worth...

  2. Looks like you might need these {} teacups to go with the tea! Super adorable =]

    Darling Daphne.

  3. Some of the stuff that exists for dogs is crazy - people love to go overboard with pets! Tea for pets might be an option if you've ran out of others, but I have such a hard time remembering to brew coffee/tea for myself, I don't know if I would for a dog!

  4. I just realized the supplement I was talking about (Sparkle) is not a tea at all. OK! They don't have a tea that I'm interested in any formulas that interest me just yet, but thanks for the review anyway! =)

  5. Hi Shibasenji-- Did we spell that right? :) Thanks for stopping by the blog and reading our review!


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