Review of Harney & Sons Chamomile Tea

One of the teas or herbal infusions that I like enjoy on a regular basis is chamomile. It is often a tea that I tend to drink later on in the day. On a recent trip to America I found it quite difficult to get a cup of tea. So I have to admit being a little surprised when I found a selection of Harney & Sons chamomile tea in the hotel lobby to enjoy whilst in New York. I of course just had to give it a try. I have to confess to taking an extra packet to try again once I was back home in the UK.

I liked the packaging of this tea with its light cream colour and the integrated star pattern to the right. It was larger than the packets of tea you tend to get at home and wanted to open the packet to see what the silken sachet was like inside. Onto the ingredients list I personally found this to be a tad annoying and disappointing. There are no ingredients listed. It is just described as caffeine free herbal chamomile with the scent of green apple. There were no allergens highlighted and there is no may contain warning.

On opening the packet I have to admit to being a tad surprised. There was a fairly strong grassy aroma that I associate with chamomile coming from the silken sachet. Sadly, the scent of green apple seemed to be missing. On undertaking my famous close up sniff test this didn’t change. I placed the teabag in my cup and added the hot water. It didn’t take long for the tea to infuse with the water resulting in a pale yellow colour. On infusing the tea produced a nice subtle grassy aroma but that scent of green apple was simply lacking. This didn’t change on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea it had a light mellow taste with a subtle grassy undertone noted. It was light, refreshing and provided a slightly comforting and soothing sensation in my stomach. I gave the tea another try at home to ascertain if it tasted any different with freshly boiled water and in a nice teacup. Its aroma and flavour were just the same as I remembered for a split second I was back on my holidays.

So would I recommend this camomile tea? Yes I would it is a nice everyday chamomile tea. I liked everything about this tea from its aroma through to its flavour. It’s a shame that the scent of green apple missing but to be honest I don’t expect this with a chamomile tea anyway. So thank you Harney & Sons for producing a nice chamomile tea.


  1. April 19, 2017 / 2:12 am

    Lovely blog!! I really enjoyed it and I am going to look for this tea to try! Thank you!

    • April 19, 2017 / 5:59 am

      Thank you very much for your kind kind comments much appreciated. I hope you can find the tea and enjoy it.

  2. April 19, 2017 / 6:00 am

    Oh I might have to give that a try as an occasional treat. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my latest tea review. Much appreciated, Chloe.

  3. April 24, 2017 / 9:09 am

    I must admit that I am a bit boring when it comes to tea drinking, I like it strong with only a dash of milk and no sugar, reading this has made me want to try something different #bigpinklink@_karendennis

    • April 24, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Nothing wrong with a good old fashioned builders tea ?.

  4. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    April 24, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try some tea from this company for a while but have been a little hesitant as I’m pretty picky with my camomile teas ?

  5. April 24, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Oh I like the thought of chamomile and green apple together, guess it’s very subtle here? Love it when chamomile pairs with things so it’s not too bedtime-y and sleepy

    • April 24, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Yes I totally agree I love it as an afternoon tea. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  6. Sophie
    April 24, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Ah I’m glad it was still lovely despite it lacking the apple! Although as you said I don’t rely on camomile tea to have that kind of scent and taste anyway 🙂

    • April 24, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Hi, it sure was s nice cup of tea even milk bud the apple. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Chloe.

  7. allaboutaoife
    April 24, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    Lovely post, thinking of trying this tea now! Aoife x

    • April 24, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      Thank you. I hope you can find it to try, Chloe.

  8. Corinne & Kirsty ? (@corinnekirsty)
    April 24, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    I really like the packaging. The print is quite elaborated. Another brand I had no idea of! thanks for sharing! xx corinne

    • April 24, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      The packaging is fab isn’t it. I like to try a wide range of teas just for my blog of course ?.

  9. April 26, 2017 / 10:21 am

    This sounds like such a lovely tea to try out. I love chamomile everything, but in this tea I’m glad it’s not paired with something so ‘bedtimey.’ Love your blog! <3

    • April 27, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. Indeed it’s nice to have a Chamomile tea that’s not to bedtimey.

  10. Chris
    April 28, 2017 / 5:55 am

    I’ve never been a big tea fan, but the review was great!

    • April 28, 2017 / 6:01 am

      Hi, it’s an acquired taste but a nice tea. Thanks for your kind comments, Chloe.

  11. April 28, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I am not a tea or coffee drinker, but this looks fab. Thanks for linking #bigpinklink

    • April 30, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Hi, it sure is. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. April 29, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    I’ve never tried chamomile tea before, but I do love my tea, mainly fruit flavours. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  13. diynige
    May 1, 2017 / 7:12 am

    Not for me I only drink normal tea great review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • May 5, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      Hi, its worth trying this tea if you ever fancy a change.

  14. May 1, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Oh this looks fab, I find chamomile so relaxing! Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

    • May 5, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      Hi, yes you cant beat a nice cup of chamomile tea in the evening.

  15. June 11, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Great review. I love chamomile tea. It is so relaxing.

    • June 12, 2017 / 6:49 am

      Thank you, it sure is.

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