There are several varieties and countries of origin of Chamomile (sometimes referred to as bachelor buttons because of the shape of the flower heads), but the best quality comes from Egypt. The sandy loam and nutrients from the Nile create perfect growing conditions for this organic herbal tea. Chamomile flowers have a yellow center and white petal. The golden yellow infusion of this organic loose leaf herbal tea is (not surprisingly) floral, almost buttery, with the tiniest bit of tartness in the finish; it is truly a gem of organic herbal tea from Africa.
In some parts of Europe, particularly southern France, chamomile plants have been strewn on floors and pathways to give the area a good scent. Many feel that Chamomile is a naturally relaxing herb, promoting restfulness and drowsiness. Chamomile tastes great with such condiments as honey, lime, lemon and cinnamon!
Ingredients: organic Egyptian chamomile
Serving Size: one rounded tablespoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: The appearance of the dried blossoms are so beautiful!
Jeremy Says: Personally, I don't prefer Chamomile on its own, but I love it in combination with peppermint in our Chamomile Mint blend.
Sarah Says: I’m not just saying this, but this is one of the best Chamomile teas out there! My mom was very into natural remedies, so I have had a lot of Chamomile tea in my 29 (Ha!) years. This one makes the entire family happy! My daughter loves to drink this on winter nights.
Posted by Yen Wen C. on 18th Jun 2014
This is a good night time before bed tea!
It's simple and rich flowery taste. It's good by itself or blending with a little juice to sweeten it up. Love it no matter it's hot or cold!
P.S. It's good to have it in tea bags when brewing, otherwise it's a bit hard to clean the mesh strainer sometimes.
Posted by Christina K on 19th Feb 2014
I got the sample size of this tea just to make sure that I would like it. Well I love it, it has a soothing and calming complexity about it. I like to have it at night time, it helps me relax before going to bed. I going to be buying this tea for my step-mom's birthday who loves chamomile tea too!
Posted by Aylin Celtik on 5th Feb 2014
Chamomile tea helps me relax and unwind at the end of a long, stressful day. I occasionally drink it right before bedtime to help me fall asleep. The chamomile flowers taste like aromatic golden deliciousness and you can taste the sweetness of the chamomile flower in every cup especially in winter. Arbor Teas is the best. Their processing time is very fast. They shipped my herbal teas in the same day after I put my order. Thanks.
Posted by Jason Sheets on 14th Dec 2013
The first time I ordered this Chamomile I had a slight issue with my order. It was taken care of in the most simplistic way by the great customer service here at Arbor Teas. They truly do go above and beyond to make you happy. I have had Chamomile tea many times and I honestly can say that this is the best Chamomile I have ever had!! I'm a Beekeeper so I add a little of my honey to the mix and "Boom Goes the Dynamite!" This is Awesome!!!~~~
Posted by dimitra on 17th Feb 2013
This chamomile tea is a staple in our house, especially in the winter time. It is wonderful served alone or with lemon, honey, and even a splash of whiskey or combined with some steeped ginger. I dilute the tea for my kids (2 and 5 years old) with some water, and they love it. My daughter thinks it has a cherry flavor. By far, the best chamomile I have had. I find that steeping for 5 minutes yields a nice cup, steeping too long makes it taste bitter.
Posted by Lawrence on 17th Nov 2012
I enjoyed this tea very much it has a smooth floral taste. It is also quite relaxing. If you enjoy Chamomile tea you owe it to yourself to give this one a try.
Posted by diane on 9th Oct 2012
great organic Egyptian chamomile tea. this tea tastes great with lemons or limes. chamomile tea is caffeine free that's great for pregnant women and those with high blood pressure.
Posted by Lukasz on 6th Dec 2011
I purposely waited 9+ months to review this tea in order to provide a true assessment of it. I ordered this tea in bulk and stored it inside the large air tight metal containers sold here.
When fresh, this is a great chamomile “tea.” A lot of complexity and soothing qualities come across immediately. The flavor is certainly more intense than the generic individual tea bags most people are used to. My only issue is that the chamomile becomes stale and loses flavor after extended storage. My 9+ month old batch stored in the air tight metal container is at the end of its life and I will have to toss it soon unfortunately.
Posted by W on 21st Sep 2011
The blossoms are very impressively sized, and this tea makes a very relaxing infusion. Highly recommended. Great with other herbal teas, such as peppermint or tulsi.
Posted by Michelle on 25th Oct 2010
Excellent loose Tea! I love Chamomile so Can see The high quality of the flower leaves And just love it! Thanks a bunch to have and i don't have to go the Nile ;)
Posted by Kathryn on 21st Nov 2008
This tea is amazing in every way-- it looks smells and tastes divine. Beautiful stuff! :)
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one rounded tablespoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)
Steeping time: 5-7 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Herbal teas, unlike tea from the plant camellia sinensis, do not get astringent with longer brew times. So if you happen to steep longer than 7 minutes, don’t worry! Your herbal tea will gain more flavor, but it will never become astringent!
Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
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This wonderful dressing can be served over a lettuce salad or altered slightly to create a delicious tahini dressing for a shredded cabbage and carrot salad. Check here to view the full recipe for the Chamomile Vinaigrette Dressing!
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