Egyptian Chamomile Herbal Tea or mixer for Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs

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Very aromatic with a fruity tending floral flavour.
Egyptian Chamomile
(Matricaria Recutita)
Caffeine-Free Herbal Tea

Country of Origin: Egypt.
Region: Nile River Delta.
Grade: 1st Grade.
Altitude: below 500 feet.
Manufacture Type: Field grown, sundried.
Cup Characteristics: Very aromatic with a fruity tending floral flavour.
Infusion: Tending light and yellowish.
Ingredients: Luxury Egyptian chamomile.
Caffeine Content: Caffeine-Free.
Antioxidant Level: Low.
Egyptian Chamomile

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 centre 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 flavour. It is often sipped for relief of health problems ranging from toothache to nervousness. Chamomile has also been noted as beneficial for soothing headaches and is a natural relaxing herb known to assist the restless and those suffering from insomnia. In many circles Chamomile is called nighty-night tea or sleepy tea on account of its natural properties, which promote restfulness and drowsiness. It is also known to assist digestive disorders by settling the stomach and calming the nerves. The plants botanical name Matricaria, is derived from the Latin term for womb because it was once used as an herb to treat female troubles. Chamomile is derived from ancient Greek and translates as Ground Apple in reference to the fruity aroma.

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 Camomint 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 camomile with orange peel. The possibilities are endless - the main thing is - experiment and have fun with tea.

Hot Tea Brewing Method
Place 1 teaspoon of tea per cup (and add 1 teaspoon for the pot) into the teapot (for a more intense flavour, add a little more tea). Pour boiling water into the pot and let it steep for 5-7 minutes. Pour into your cup and drink.
Add milk or sugar to taste, although best enjoyed ‘straight up.’
Try brewing the mix for a second time. Some people like to add a little honey.

Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a general rule of thumb is to double the amount used. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.

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