There are several varieties and countries of origin of Chamomilla – sometimes referred to as bachelor buttons because of the shape of the flower heads, but the best quality comes from Egypt. 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. In many circles, Chamomile is called nighty night tea or sleepy tea due to its natural properties that promote restfulness and drowsiness.
The best peppermint comes from the northwestern United States. The pure, moist mountain air of the spring and early summer growing season gives this peppermint some of the highest volatile oil counts of any member of the mint family. Generally, the second cut is the most flavorful, coolest and most pungent. Peppermint is an herb and contains no caffeine. Quite often peppermint sweetens the breath and calms the digestive system, plus it helps heartburn, stomach ache and nausea.
Combining these two wonderful and extensively used herbs has produced a wonderful, caffeine free cup of herbal tea sure to delight the senses and calm the mind.
NOTE: If you are pregnant and/or unsure whether you should drink herbal tea, we recommend you consult your physician for consumption advice.
.7oz/20g/36+ Cup Equivalent (Including 2nd Steep)
All teas come in a beautiful glass vessel with glass lid for storage. Capacity is based on weight as all teas differ in density. Collect them all and order refills in recyclable bags
HERBAL TEA (Chamomile & Mint) BENEFITS: Tisane specifically encourages sleep, sooths a cold (especially if you add honey), can soothe muscle spasms and menstrual pain and is a digestive aid for stomach aches and bowel issues.
- HOT: Place one slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of water in the strainer. Place strainer in cup/teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea and steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.
- ICED: 1qt/ltr Place 12 slightly heaping teaspoons loose tea into teapot. Pour 1¼ cup/315ml boiling water on tea and steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill serving pitcher with cold water. Pour into pitcher straining tea. Add ice, top with cold water, garnish & sweeten to taste.
Don’t forget your tea infuser!
GRADE: 1st Grade New Crop, Large
CAFFEINE/ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Caffeine Free/Low
CUP CHARACTER: Full flavored and refreshing with superb Washington mint highlights. Delightful lingering finish.
LUXURY INGREDIENTS: Chamomile Petals, Peppermint Leaves