Why Drink Chamomile Tea

Why Is Chamomile Good For You?

Chamomile is an edible herbal often used in teas. It traditionally has been used as a medicinal for soothing nerves, aiding sleep, and relaxing the gut. It's flavonoids have antioxidant properties, and studies suggest it offers immune system support, and promotes bone and heart health to relieving PMS symptoms. It is also naturally caffeine-free.

How to Drink Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is known for its strong flavor, with notes that are fruity, earthy, and floral. Some people instantly fall in love. Others struggle to understand what's so special about this yellow flower. If you find that you don't typically take to chamomile's distinct flavor but want to enjoy it's potential health benefits, here's a few things to consider.

Quality and freshness matters. Some chamomile is not of the best quality, and you can probably tell. A good chamomile for imbibing should be picked while still fresh on the plant; carefully dried without too much heat, thus retaining color, and well-stored. Poor storage conditions like heat and humidity will rapidly age tea, destroying the flavors and health benefits.

Different chamomiles have different flavor profiles. A few popular varieties include german chamomile, roman chamomile, and egyptian chamomile. We exclusively use german chamomile for it's wonderfully warm and fruity apple flavor that doesn't stray too earthy.

Lastly, if you find the flavor overpowering or off-putting, ease into chamomile. Try a chamomile blend instead of pure chamomile tea. Chamomile does have a characteristically strong and noticeable flavor. Even in blends, it tends to dominate unless it's carefully balanced out with other herbs and/or spices.

When to Drink Chamomile

Chamomile is great anytime of day. You can drink chamomile tea in the morning if you'd like, but it makes a nice treat before bed. Enjoy a cup of chamomile after dinner, with a dessert, a good book, or a nice hot bath. If you like it a little sweet, honey is especially great for opening up the subtler flavors of chamomile.

You might consider one of our chamomile loose tea blends: Four Sisters, a chamomile-lavender herbal tea, Twilight Cheer, a spiced chamomile tea, or Prodigal Garden, a floral black tea.


Is Chamomile Tea Safe to Drink?

Chamomile is generally recognized as safe to drink, but you may want to abstain if you are pregnant, nursing, on medication, or have health conditions.

Please note: the content provided is not health advice. Information accessed on this website are opinions and not statements of fact. Plants are potent and can have medicinal effects and impacts not stated herein. Consult with your doctor before making any changes, especially if you have a health condition, are pregnant, or are taking medication.