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Chamomile Herbal Tea

Chamomile Herbal Tea

Ok so if you know me like my siblings and parents, they would tell you how much I just, really love this tea! This Tea is not only great tasting but it has so many great health benefits! 🙂 Oh I can hear you wanting to read, so go on and read the post, I have one question at the end of the post don’t miss it, please.

Chamomile Herbal Tea is a popular herbal drink made from dried chamomile flowers. See how to make this caffeine-free tisane, hot and cold.

What is CHAMOMILE TEA?

    • Chamomile Herbal tea is an herbal infusion made from dried chamomile flowers steeped in water.
    • Naturally caffeine-free.
    • Chamomile is a flowering plant with white petals and a mustard-yellow center that looks like a daisy.
    • There are a few varieties of chamomile and only two types are used for tea: German chamomile and the Roman Chamomile.
    • Chamomile Herbal tea is considered to aid in relaxation so it’s a common ingredient in tea blends to help you sleep.

Chamomile Herbal Tea, How to Brewing

TO MAKE HOT CHAMOMILE TEA
TEA: 
1 tablespoon loose chamomile tea
WATER: 
1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
WATER TEMPERATURE: 
208°F
STEEP TIME: 
5 minutes

TO MAKE COLD BREW CHAMOMILE HERBAL TEA
TEA: 
1 tablespoon loose chamomile tea
WATER: 
1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
WATER TEMPERATURE: 
Coldwater
STEEP TIME: 
12 hours

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

TO MAKE HOT CHAMOMILE TEA

  • Chamomile loose tea 
  • Tap water
  • Teapot with strainer
    I use this all the time since it’s so easy to clean.
  • Electric kettle with a temperature setting
    A must for all tea drinkers.

TO MAKE COLD BREW CHAMOMILE TEA

  • Chamomile loose tea or tea sachet
  • Tapwater
  • Teapot with strainer
  • Ice

HOW TO MAKE HOT CHAMOMILE TEA PROPERLY

STEP 1: Boil water.

The best tea is made with the best water. Use Tap Water if possible.

set the water to 208°F for chamomile tea, which is a bit under a full boil.

Boil more water than needed for the cup you’re going to drink since you want extra water to warm up the teapot.

STEP 2: Warm up the teapot.

Pour some hot water into the teapot and swirl it around. Discard the water.

When the teapot is nice and warm, the water poured in to brew the tea won’t cool down as fast.

STEP 3: Put chamomile loose tea into a teapot and add hot water.

(Tea Tip: If you want a less fragrant or more subtle flavor, go down to 2 teaspoons of chamomile tea for every cup of water.)

STEP 4: Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.

(Tea Tip: Herbal tea, like chamomile, won’t get bitter when it oversteeps so it’s not as fussy as black tea or green tea — don’t worry if you steep it for more than 5 minutes.)

STEP 5: Strain chamomile flowers and pour hot tea into a teacup.

I don’t like my chamomile tea sweetened, but if you do, try sugar.

HOW TO MAKE ICED CHAMOMILE TEA

If you want to make iced chamomile tea, the best way is to cold-brew it.

STEP 1: Put chamomile tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container.

Use filtered water if possible for the best tasting cold-brewed iced tea.

I’m using a glass teapot with a strainer but you can also use a cold brew maker which is specifically made for making cold brew tea or coffee.

STEP 2: Cover the pitcher and put it in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

You can leave it in the refrigerator to cold brew for up to 24 hours.

STEP 3: Strain out chamomile flowers and pour tea into a cup.

With cold brew, adding ice is optional.

If you want to sweeten your chamomile tea, use sugar. It’ll be the easiest to incorporate into your tea.

Just add the sugar to the hot water until it dissolves

Chamomile Herbal Tea Tips

  • Use a glass teapot to make herbal tea so you can see the pretty herbals in the water.
  • Cold-brewed chamomile can be steeped for 12-24 hours in the refrigerator but you can brew it for longer since it won’t get bitter.
  • You can use sugar by dissolving it in hot water.

Now on to questions that I have seen. 

Is there caffeine?

Nope, there’s not a trace of caffeine in chamomile tea. It makes for a great nighttime drink since it’s caffeine-free.

Loose tea, tea sachets, or tea bags?

For the best quality chamomile tea, use loose tea. Tea sachets are next in quality and tea bags are the lowest in quality since the chamomile are all crushed into tiny bits.

Is chamomile tea a real tea?

All herbal teas, including chamomile, are not real or true teas. Real tea only comes from the camellia Sinensis plant, and since chamomile comes from the chamomile plant it’s not a real tea.

Chamomile Tea (Hot)

Prep TIME: 2 mins

STEEP TIME: 5 mins

TOTAL TIME: 7 mins

COURSE Drinks YIELD: 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup water + more to warm teapot for hot tea
  • 1 tablespoon chamomile loose tea

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Boil water. If using an electric kettle with a temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. Filtered water is best.
  • Warm up the teapot. Pour some hot water into a teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
  • Put chamomile tea into a teapot and add hot water.
  • Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain chamomile flowers and pour hot tea into a teacup.

TO MAKE COLD BREW CHAMOMILE HERBAL TEA

1. Put chamomile tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container. Filtered water is best for a better-tasting iced tea.

2. Cover the pitcher and put it in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

3. Strain out chamomile flowers and pour tea into a cup. Ice is optional since the tea is already cold. TO SWEETEN ICED CHAMOMILE TEA. sweeten iced chamomile tea, use any kind of sweetener you like. And add the hot water until sugar dissolves.


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And now I am here with the question 🙂 Please leave a comment and tell me what you think of this great tea. And please go here for another wonderful recipe (Hint: It’s sweet!)

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