Are you a fan of chamomile tea? I didn’t know I was until I tasted a sample I ordered from Adagio, my favorite tea retailer. Chamomile tea is vastly different from anything I would normally drink but I love it so much that I had to share it with all of you.
Adagio’s chamomile tea infusion is made from the finest flowers from the Nile River Valley in Egypt. The ancient Egyptians used chamomile as a remedy for many ailments. In fact, this bright yellow herb remains a popular selection for calming and relieving anxiety. As a naturally highly anxious person, I can very much attest to its natural calming powers.
During the steeping process, the soft fragrance of chamomile blossoms fill the air. Chamomile mimics the scent of freshly cut apples, producing a rich, golden-colored cup of tea with a nice sweet, floral finish. In fact, “Chamomile” comes from the Greek word meaning “ground apple.” The Romans historically enjoyed chamomile both as a drink and as an incense!
Unlike traditional chamomile teas, this tea is made with the whole flower producing a delicious infusion. The difference is drastic when you compare the flavor and aroma of full chamomile blossoms to what you may find in traditional tea bags.
Camomile is naturally caffeine free. For the best results, the flowers should steep for 5 to 10 minutes in hot water. Although I enjoy it plain, honey compliments the flavor nicely.