Chamomile is used as aromatherapy and known for its health benefits such as soothing various stomach problems, reduce muscle spasms, and treat several skin conditions. It includes treating stress, anxiety, insomnia, indigestion, nervousness, depression, and headaches.
The ancient Egyptians offer it to their sun god, embalm the dead, and cure the sick. It was documented in Ebers Papyrus (1550 BC).
The Greeks named Chamomiles “kamai melon” (ground apple) and the Spanish called it Manzanilla (little apple).
It’s in the English children’s story “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter, Peter’s mother gives chamomile tea.
“….. Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some chamomile tea and she gave a dose of it to Peter.”
Type: Herbal tea
Packaging: Loose in a tea pouch
Characteristics: yellow cone-shaped Chamomile flowers and bits of dried petals packed in a tea bag but loose. It smells like an apple.
It produces a very light yellow color, close to transparent.
Preparation: The water is 100 C.
It’s best to steep it to 3 to 4 minutes, not any longer to acquire its original taste.
It can be re-steeped for another one.
Taste: The taste is fruity and light. It resembles the taste of an apple and the taste of a flower.
It’s said in this Japanese site that it will taste good with honey.
Before I brewed it, I smelled it and got a little dizzy. It gave a very strong smell. After I brewed it, the aroma was lighter than the former. The taste was fine. I’m not a fan of fruity flavors regarding tea but I still like its light taste.
My rating: 3 of 5 cups of tea
P.S. I drank this tonight because it’s my examinations tomorrow; I hope I could get some of those health benefits in a jiffy haha.