Chamomile tea: flavor highlights
Delicate, soothing, and natural, chamomile tea makes for the perfect cuppa at the end of a tiring day. This herbal tea is prepared by infusing dried chamomile flowers in hot water. Thanks to the floral, uplifting, and mildly sedative properties of chamomile, it has evolved into a popular choice of nightcap around the world. Classic loose-leaf chamomile tea is an all-herbal, caffeine-free drink. Modern chamomile blends also tend to be caffeine-free, pairing chamomile flowers with the likes of rooibos, peppermint, lavender, and lemongrass. However, it isn’t unusual to find interesting loose leaf tea or tea bags of black or green tea on the market today, laced with chamomile flowers for a soothing finish.
A little history
Chamomile flowers have a long history of medicinal use. Ancient Egyptians found them effective in curing fever, besides using them in embalming mixes. Throughout Europe, chamomile flowers have featured in natural shampoos, incense, and even in traditional stress relievers and nerve relaxants.
Tasting notes in reviews
Classic chamomile tea makes a light golden infusion, with a floral aroma and mildly sweet taste. Tea drinkers generally describe it as a “perfect nighttime tea”. One can detect “sweet and honeyed” notes in its flavor, and when freshly brewed, it tends to be all the more “fragrant, soft and elegant”. Additives like peppermint and lemongrass give chamomile tea a “nice depth of flavor”. Rooibos adds a “pleasant body” to the mix, turning it into a nice “after dinner tea”. When mixed with a strong black tea base, chamomile develops a “full-bodied” flavor that’s “refreshing and relaxing at once”. Chamomile tea is generally “sweet enough to not have to add anything to it”, and most chamomile herbal teas work well in both hot and iced versions.
To make a hot cup of chamomile tea or any herbal tea blend, steep a tea bag or a heaped spoon of loose leaves in hot (not boiling) water for 5-10 minutes, depending on the strength of flavor and earthiness you prefer. Covering the infusion helps extract the flavor better. Additives such as ginger or mint can also be added at this stage. Chamomile tea can easily be consumed unsweetened, though a bit of honey pairs very well with its calming flavor. Rooibos and chamomile blends are generally laced with vanilla, and make for delicious iced teas.
Is it safe to drink chamomile tea every day?
Chamomile tea is a safe and soothing drink, perfect for daily consumption. However, you should make sure you’re not allergic to it before adding it to your everyday routine. Chamomile is a member of the daisy family, so you could have an allergic reaction if daisy or ragweed doesn’t sit well with you. Another thing to watch out for is the effect of chamomile on your regular medications. Chamomile has been known to interact adversely with some blood thinners, sedatives, and pain killers. Consult your doctor if you’re on any of these meds and looking to make it a habit of drinking chamomile tea.
Where to buy the best chamomile tea online?
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Isabelle is a freelance writer, self-taught tea nerd, and tea blending enthusiast. She is a herbalist with a strong interest in Ayurveda. Each year Isabelle travels extensively, returning with tea samples from around the world. She is a big fan of handmade teaware and Japanese green teas.