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Chamomile Tea

Reminiscent of wildflower honey with a hint of bitterness

The Story

Chamomile is such a beloved herbal tea, but it is hard to find this tea outside of tea bags. Our chamomile tea is loose and packaged in clear natural cellophane bags, so you can tell the flowers are compact and full of color, just inviting you to brew the sweet-bitter nectar. Chamomile brews very strong, so for a pleasant, relaxing tea, use only a few flowers per cup, otherwise the tea may taste bitter. (If you end up with a bitter infusion, dilute it with water after brewing.)

We grow our own organic chamomile and we also have it grown for us by two other local organic farmers. The tiny flowers are picked laboriously throughout the summer by hand, often a handful or a few per evening, then dried in a dark drying room. 

Properties

Chamomile tea has a long history of use in folk medicine. In Eastern Europe, many households always keep this tea on hand for difficulty falling asleep, nervousness, stress, apprehension, anxiety, and to help one unwind at the end of a busy day. Ava reports that chamomile and peppermint were the two teas regularly given to children when she was growing up: chamomile was given to reduce anxiety before school tests or exams or before dance recitals, and peppermint was given for any digestive complaints. Polish women dip cotton rounds in warm chamomile tea to make an eye compress before a special event to make the eyes look rested and beautiful. Herbalists recommend chamomile tea for countering the effects of excess coffee intake.

Flavor

Reminiscent of wildflower honey with a hint of bitterness.

Ingredients

Whole organic Matricaria recutita (chamomile) flowers.

Origin

Washington, United States

Directions

Measure out 1–3 teaspoons and place inside a teapot, tea mug, or French press. Brew using filtered, freshly boiled water. Steep, covered, for 10 minutes, then strain. Add honey or agave nectar if desired

We hand-package each batch of tea in clear bags made of natural cellulose. The bags are made from wood grown in sustainably managed plantations and are marine degradable and certified compostable.

Freshness guaranteed for 12 months. Full size 28 g (1 oz).

Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time.



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