My cat goes crazy over Red Seal’s Relaxing tea. Why?

Catnip (Nepeta cataria). This is a herb in the Relaxing Tea blend from the mint family that some cats adore. Around 50% of cats are affected by catnip, and those who are, are affected to differing levels.  When a cat encounters catnip, it usually sniffs it, rubs against it, licks it and finally eats it. The effect on (high) the cat will usually last between five to ten minutes.