I don't think the effect was psychosomatic, and I'm quite sure it wasn't psychotropic. This isn't some hippy homebrew shit that I'm talking about, it's just plain, off-the-shelf herbal tea. The name brand is TAZO.
I promise I wasn't expecting it to trip me out. If I had another bag of it I would get all scientific-methody on it, but I only have two more bags, each of different flavors. Both say specifically "caffeine free", where the chai version did not, which is why I wondered if maybe I got over-caffeinated or something.
I'm trying one of the other flavors now and it tastes like crap, made from chamomile and flowers and leaves and crap. I much preferred the chai, I just wish I knew if the tea was what got me buzzed, or something unrelated. TAZO tea - the newest street drug? Tune in tonight at 11!