How to Make Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is an herbal drink made from flowers of the chamomile plant. Chamomile tea is an excellent herbal brew made from chamomile flowers soaked in water. It is naturally free from caffeine. Chamomile is a plant that has flowers that have a mustard yellow center and white petals. There are a few types of chamomile, and mainly two types are preferably used to make tea: Roman Chamomile and the German chamomile. Chamomile is known to help in relaxation making it a popular flowering herb to grow in your garden. Hence, it’s an ingredient in most tea blends to aid you in sleeping better. You can check the best chamomile teas on the market.

The below recipes are to be prepared from dried chamomile flowers.

Making Hot Chamomile Tea

You need:

  • Dry Chamomile tea, loose or tea bag – 1 tablespoon per cup of water
  • Teapot with a strainer, tea ball for hold loose tea, or tea bag.
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • An electric kettle with a temperature setting

Instructions:

  1.  Boil water. The best tea can be made only if the best water is used. Use filtered water as far as possible. Make the tea in an electric kettle having a temperature setting. You must set the temperature for the water at 208°F to make chamomile tea. This is a bit under a full boil. You should boil extra water than needed more than what is required for the cup. This is because you will need extra water for the warming up of the teapot.
  2. Warm up the teapot. Pour a little hot water into the teapot and spin it around. Then throw the water out of the teapot. When the teapot is warm, the hot water put into the teapot to brew the tea will not cool fast.
  3. Put loose chamomile tea in the teapot and pour the hot water into the teapot.
  4. Cover the teapot and soak for 5 minutes.
  5. Strain the chamomile flowers and then pour the hot tea into a teacup.

Making Cold Brew Chamomile Tea:

You Need:

  • About 1 tablespoon chamomile tea(loose) or tea bag
  • Teapot with a strainer, tea ball for hold loose tea, or tea bag.
  • 1 Cup filtered water
  • Ice

Instructions:

This is the best way to make cold brew chamomile tea.

  1. Put room temperature or cool water and chamomile tea in a pitcher. Use filtered water for the best tasting brewed iced tea.
  2. Cover the pitcher and put it in the refrigerator for about 12 hours. It be left to brew in the refrigerator for about 24 hours maximum if you want.
  3. Strain out the chamomile flowers and pour the tea into a cup. You can add ice if you want.

Making Tea with Fresh Chamomile Flowers

This chamomile tea has a slight bit of sweetness and is best tasted using fresh chamomile flowers. 

You Need:

  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons of fresh chamomile flowers
  • One small sprig of fresh mint
  • 1 cup of filtered water

Instructions:

  1. The first choice you want to make is to select a teapot to make the tea in. Ideally, attempt the use of an infuser teapot. You may even put your flowers right into a heat-secure bowl or cup and, after soaking, pour your tea into your teacup through a good mesh strainer. 
  2. Pick your flowers fresh the same day you plan to use them. They wilt quickly. Otherwise, they could be preserved for more than one day inside the fridge in a plastic bag with a gently dampened paper towel. Remove the flowers from the stems and toss the stems.  For the mint, pick out a small sprig. It doesn’t need to be very large. You get too much and your tea becomes mint tea instead of chamomile! There are many varieties of mint to grow. Peppermint is a popular and easily found variety there’s also apple mint which compliments chamomile well with its apple undertones.
  3. Fill up your tea kettle with eight ounces of water and start heating. Place three to four tablespoons (four Tbsp for a more potent tea) of chamomile.
  4. Pour eight ounces of boiling water over the mint and the chamomile flowers and steep for five minutes. To serve, pour right into a teacup. Strain with a mesh strainer if needed.

Additional Tips: 

  • If you need to sweeten your chamomile tea, use easy syrup (1/2 of water, 1/2 of sugar). It’ll be the very best to contain into your tea.  Make easy syrup at domestic through blending the same parts sugar and warm water till sugar dissolves. You could make extraordinary tea kinds using various syrups through dissolving like brown sugar, honey or date syrup rather than everyday sugar in warm water.  
  • It’s okay to add milk for a creamy sweetness.
  • Lemon is a popular addition to chamomile tea. Use the juice from a fresh lemon or mix in a little lemon grass into your tea mix.
  • Use a glass teapot to make natural tea so that you can see the tea brewing in the water.
  • Cold-brewed chamomile may be steeped for 12-24 hours inside the fridge. However, you may brew it for longer because it won’t get bitter.

I hope you enjoyed our article on how to make Chamomile tea. 

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