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Egyptian Chamomile Loose Leaf Herb Tea

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CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Very aromatic with a fruity tending floral flavor.
INGREDIENTS: Chamomile blossoms
INGREDIENTS FROM: Egypt

GRADE(S): 1st Grade New Crop, Flowers, Large

CAFFEINE LEVEL: None - Caffeine Free Herb
KOSHER: Yes
VEGETARIAN: Yes
VEGAN: Yes

INFUSION: Tending light and yellowish

INFORMATION:

There are several varieties and countries of origin of Chamomila - 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. Chamomile flowers have a yellow center and white petals - they almost look like a daisy. Essential oils in the flowers produce a soothing pleasant aroma and a fruity character. In some parts of Europe, particularly southern France, chamomile plants have been strewn on floors or pathways to give the area a good scent.

Chamomile can be made into a pleasant aromatic tea which is slightly bitter but with a fruity flavor.

Like many teas and herbs chamomile should be consumed without the addition of milk but this does not preclude additives such as honey, lime, lemon, cinnamon etc. One of the fun things to do with a widely used consumer herb like chamomile is to make your own blend. Try chamomile with peppermint and call it Chamomint Soothing Sleeper - chamomile provides the 'sleepy' portion of your blend and the peppermint provides the soothing part (peppermint is known to soothe upset stomachs). Or what about Orange Dreams - combine chamomile with orange peel. The possibilities are endless - the main thing is - EXPERIMENT and HAVE FUN WITH TEA!


HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).