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.

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Review of Bigelow Cozy Chamomile Herbal 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 was offered Bigelow Cozy Chamomile tea as option to enjoy after a meal in a restaurant in San Francisco. I of course just had to give it a try. Now the good thing I noticed about being in America was that you tended to get given two packets of tea. This meant one to have after my dinner and one to take home.
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Now onto the tea itself I liked the simplicity of the packaging, with the bright yellow colour scheme to the top. I checked the back of the packet where the ingredients were listed as chamomile flowers. The tea is also labelled as being gluten free and there is no may contain warning.
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On opening the packet I have to admit to being a tad surprised. There was a fairly strong grassy aroma coming from the teabag. 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 that I associate with camomile tea. 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. It’s aroma and flavour were just the same as I remembered for a split second I was back on my holidays.
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So would I recommend this camomile tea? Yes I would it is one of the nicer everyday chamomile teas that I have tried. I liked everything about this tea which I have to admit being pleasantly surprised at. So thank you Bigelow for producing a nice chamomile tea.

Review of Clipper Organic Chamomile Calming Infusion

My quest to reduce my caffeine intake continues to go well. I have been working my through a variety of fruit and herbal teas. One tea that I try to now have on a regular basis is chamomile I have tried a few of Clipper’s teas and have been suitably impressed and therefore decided to give their chamomile calming infusion a try.
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I’m a sucker for packaging and personally like most of Clippers designs. I liked the light grey colour with the two flowers poking out of a cup of the herbal infusion. As with all the tea in the fruit and herbal range each box contains 20 teabags. Now onto the tea itself it only contains organically grown chamomile so no allergens highlighted and no may contain warning.
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On opening the packet I discovered the sealed foil packaging which contained the teabags. On opening this there was moderately strong grassy aroma that I associate with chamomile coming from inside. On doing my good old fashioned close up sniff of the teabags this aroma didn’t intensify. 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 medium yellow colour. On infusing the tea as instructed it produced a faint subtle grassy aroma typical of that of a chamomile tea. On sipping the tea it had a very light taste which was slightly grassy. This surprised me as I was expecting it to be stronger in flavour due to its more intense aroma in comparison to other chamomile tea that I have tried. That said it made a pleasant change to have such a light mellow chamomile tea. The only downside to this was that it was slightly less soothing on my stomach compared to other brands I have tried.
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So would I recommend this tea yes I would. It is great to have a chamomile tea that is lighter on the palate. I personally think it would make a nice introduction to someone who is new to chamomile tea because of its lighter subtle flavour. So many people I know don’t like chamomile tea and find both its aroma and flavour a little too strong and have been put of trying alternatives. So thank you Clipper for producing another herbal infusion that I can enjoy.

Review of Tazo Chamomile Tea

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I popped into a local hotel the other day with a friend to catch up and enjoy a nice hot drink. The hotel had a Starbucks my friend had her usual coffee and I opted for their Tazo chamomile tea. I am not really sure why I chose this particular tea. I am still trying to reduce my caffeine intake and normally in the afternoon I would opt for a mint tea, but this tea just seemed to grab my attention.

I tend to have the small mugs in Starbucks as they are always seem large to me but as I knew that we may be a little while I opted for their large mug.

The teabag looked a little disappointing compared to other chamomile teas that I have tried. It looked similar to other cheap brands of chamomile tea to me. Perhaps this is a tad harsh but I have had other Tazo teas which I have really enjoyed and high expectations with this tea. What was also noticeable was the lack of aroma, there really wasn’t one even one. I was disappointed by this I know that I was having a large mug, but I kept the teabag in the mug to infuse with the hot water and it made no difference. I sipped the tea and well there was no real flavour evident it was bland and weak. I regularly enjoy a chamomile tea but this I would struggle to say it smelt or tasted as a chamomile tea should. I am sorry to say that I found this tea to be a tad bland.

I’m sorry Tazo but I was really disappointed by this chamomile tea. It simply lacked any aroma or flavour. It just didn’t compare to your other teas that I have tried. I therefore wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who wishes to try a chamomile tea.

Review of Teapigs Chamomile Tea

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Well on my quest to reduce my caffeine intake I have been slowly working my through a variety of fruit and herbal teas. As I am currently on my holiday this has meant trying alternatives to my old faithful earl grey tea. A couple of the cafes that I have visited serve Teapigs tea. I often opt for their mint tea because I really enjoy it. However, I decided to take the plunge and try some of Teapigs other flavours. I opted for their chamomile flower tea as chamomile seems to be a tea of choice for me at the moment.

The first thing that struck me about the tea temple or the style of the teabag was the flowers inside. It was the first chamomile tea that I have tried that contained actual chamomile flowers as opposed to shredded leaves. On adding the hot water to the teacup the water changed to a pale yellow colour. I noted the typical grassy aroma that I use to describe chamomile tea. This was slightly stronger than other chamomile teas that I have tried. I choose to keep the tea temple in the hot water allowing it to continue to infuse. On sipping the tea I could clearly taste a delicate grassy flavour that was light yet refreshing. This was then followed by a soothing sensation in my stomach.

So would I recommend Teapigs chamomile flower tea temples yes I would. The tea has a pleasant aroma with a subtle grassy flavour. It was light and refreshing to drink and produced a soothing sensation in my stomach. It is one of the nicest chamomile teas I have tried. I will definitely be buying this tea again.

Review of Starbucks Chamomile Blend Herbal Infusion Tea

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I popped into Starbucks the other day with a friend to catch up and enjoy a nice hot drink. My friend had her usual coffee and I opted for their peppermint tea. I am trying to reduce my caffeine intake and find their peppermint tea hits the spot nicely. Instead what I got was a green spearmint tea, er not quiet the same. I explained the error to the barista who apologised and explained that they had run out of peppermint tea and I had been given this instead. I politely explained that I had hoped for a caffeine free tea and opted for their chamomile instead.

I tend to have the small mugs in Starbucks as they are always seem large to me. The tea looked promising I could clearly see all of its various ingredients in the teabag. What was noticeable was the lack of aroma, there really wasn’t one even one. I was a tad disappointed by this. I sipped the tea and well there was no real flavour evident it was bland and weak. I do like a chamomile tea but this I would struggle to say it smelt or tasted as a chamomile tea should. I left it for a few minutes to allow the tea to infuse with the hot water. Still no aroma from the mug, I even got my friend to give it a sniff and they noted the same. There was however a faint taste of chamomile slightly grassy is how I would describe it, but nothing that excited my taste buds. I found it to be a tad bland.

I’m sorry Starbucks but I was really disappointed by this chamomile tea. It simply lacked any aroma or flavour. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who wishes to try a herbal or caffeine free tea. I will be sticking to your peppermint tea, it is so much nicer.