You may have seen or tasted this miracle flower filled with the goodness of health.
Chamomile is a flowering plant with sweet, delicate flowers that captures your eyes.
These flowers hold in them the incredible secrets of health.
And the use of its flowers in this field is becoming increasingly popular.
Because of their health goodness for centuries with effective results, it is used in many types of research to take the use of chamomile further.
But what does chamomile taste like? Do not be hesitant if you have never tried chamomile tea.
Even if you do not love its taste, you will find it addicting because of what it can do to your health.
What is Chamomile?
Chamomile comes from the Greek words Kamai (earth).
Because it is grown near the ground, and melon (apple) it has an apple-like aroma.
It is a daisy-like flower having white petals and pointed yellow foliage from the family Asteraceae.
It is used for its relaxing properties, sweet fragrance, and many other powerful medicinal properties, valued even today.
The first use of chamomile dates back to the ancient Egyptians, who used it primarily in tea to induce sleep, as an ingredient in face washes and hair oils, or even in incense for its pleasing aroma.
Even today, Egypt produces one of the best quality Chamomile.
It grows well in temperate climates in any soil conditions and grows well even in the wild as weeds.
Once it starts to flower, the chamomile can bloom for several months.
The flowers are what are harvested and used for a variety of purposes.
It is also used to make essential oil because of its benefit and aroma.
So, this tea is enjoyed by many people for its other benefits and inducing sleep.
What Does Chamomile Taste Like?
There are two varieties of Chamomile− the Roman Chamomile and the German Chamomile, with a slight difference in tastes and flavor.
Chamomile is also known as sleepy-time tea or relaxing herb because of its benefits in having a goodnight relaxing sleep after drinking it.
A fresh Chamomile flower smells like an apple and has a delicate grassy, floral taste.
On the other hand, a dried one has a slight difference in flavor.
It is preserved in the best methods to hold its original flavor.
Depending on how long you infuse your tea bags, the taste varies.
The longer the infusion time more bitter it will taste.
Today, many countries commercially use chamomile to make herbal tea or ingredients in beauty products, wellness, and aromatherapy.
It is also used to calm anxiety, cure upset stomachs, heartburns, or even repel insects.
It has a powerful antioxidant.
Its flowers are harvested and sun-dried or dried at a controlled temperature to preserve their taste and benefits.
One cup of chamomile (8 fl.Oz.) contains 0.4 g carbohydrates and gives 2.37 Kcal energy.
It also provides some amount of vitamins and minerals.
How to Make and Serve Chamomile Tea?
Because of its natural sedative, muscle relaxant, and caffeine-free properties, chamomile is brewed and enjoyed as a tea by almost all people.
It is best to drink Chamomile tea at night before sleeping because it is known for its sleep-inducing effect.
The tea can sometimes cause drowsiness if taken during the daytime.
There are many methods of how chamomile tea can be served, and some of the best ways are:
- Drink it raw. Put a teaspoon of its flower in hot water and let it sit for about 5 minutes before you enjoy it.
When you brew a chamomile flower, you will get a light golden color like having happy sunshine in your cup.
And it has a rich, refreshing, fruity taste with every sip you take.
You can make chamomile tea with its fresh flower, or today it even comes packed as herbal tea combined with other herbs.
- Boil water and mix 3-4 Tbsp of chamomile tea with milk and honey, and add grounded cinnamon on top. Stir well, and you can serve it with some cookies.
- Steep chamomile with mint and ginger in hot water for about 5 minutes and strain it using a strainer. You can now enjoy a cup of healing goodness.
Caution for drinking chamomile tea: Chamomile is one of the safest herbs and has few side effects.
However, if pollens give you allergic reactions, you can avoid this.
Now you must have a good idea of what chamomile is and its taste.
With its many benefits, one cannot resist the urge to try it.
You will love the satisfying feeling it gives with each sip.
Try out all the different ways to make the tea, and you can decide which method works best for you.
It is effortless to access a packed chamomile tea.
So, the next time you hit your local store, buy one and try it out.
It is safe to drink up a few cups of this fantastic tea daily.