Chamomile Tea by Adagio Teas
I was introduced to chamomile tea for the first time by Peter Rabbit. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, to be exact. You see, Peter Rabbit had a feast in Mr. McGregor’s garden and ate himself sick. By the time he made it home, his mother put him to bed with a dose of chamomile tea.
I loved the story of Peter Rabbit’s adventure and requested this story to be read to me hundreds of times as a child. Of course, I wanted to know what chamomile tea was and since I wanted to be as much like Peter Rabbit as possible, I asked my mom to make it for me. I was excited to see the tea brewed and jumped into bed, ready to take my hot cup of chamomile tea a la Peter Rabbit. I don’t know what I was expecting, but my first sip was disappointing. I thought, “What? This tastes like flowers!” Yes, indeed.
I didn’t appreciate chamomile tea as a kid, but over the years I’ve grown to appreciate the mild flavor and health benefits. Chamomile tea is great for when you feel unwell, have a cold, need something soothing and calming, or just want an herbal tea with no caffeine. Adagio Teas makes a wonderful chamomile tea with large whole buds and stems that are truly beautiful in the package before you drop them into the pot. As the tea steeps, you can watch the buds expand and bloom in the teapot! It’s difficult to resist peeking under the lid to watch the magic happen.
Adagio Teas recommends 2 teaspoons per cup and steep for 5-10 minutes. After the full 10 minutes, the tea developed a full flavor without being overwhelming. I found it to be more floral and less grassy than other chamomile teas I’ve tried in the past. I love that you can see exactly what you are brewing, chamomile flowers whole and not broken up into tiny pieces. For anyone who loves chamomile tea, I would highly recommend this one by Adagio Teas. For those of you who may not be a huge fan of chamomile but want to give it a try for the health benefits, just think of Peter Rabbit and rest assured that if you take your tea, you’ll feel better in the morning.
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