• Making chamomile tea

    Posted on August 29, 2013 by in Aromatherapy, Recipes

    Relaxing chamomile tea

    I recently wrote an article with five uses for chamomile flowers after accidentally growing some in my veg patch.

    fresh chamomile flowers

    Freshly cut chamomile flowers from my garden.

    Suggestion number one in my list was chamomile tea.

    Drinking chamomile tea is soothing and relaxing, and sitting down with a cup of tea is a great way of winding down before bed.

    chamomile flowers tray

    A tray full of chamomile flowers harvested from my garden. Blooms not used in the tea are placed in the airing cupboard (still on the tray) to dry for a few days.

    How to make chamomile tea

    making chamomile tea equipment

    Herbal chamomile tea equipment

    You will need:
    Chamomile flowers, fresh or dried
    Boiling water
    Teapot
    Strainer
    Cup & saucer
    Sweetener if liked

    chamomile tea pouring

    Pouring chamomile tea

    Method
    Just add a dessert spoon of the flowers to enough boiling water for one cup, allow to steep for about three minutes, strain and drink. If you like it stronger, add more flowers, and think about leaving it one or two minutes longer.

    Sweeten to taste. I like to use a spoonful of honey as it provides a delicate vanilla undertone to the drink.

    I like to drink it in the mid-afternoon sunshine in the garden where it grew.

    chamomile tea cup

    Cup of chamomile tea

    Tips
    If you are buying dried chamomile for making tea, do make sure it is food grade, because it isn’t always.

    Try something similar with lavender flowers

    How to dry chamomile flowers

    Make a chamomile hair rinse

    [Chamomile should be used with care if pregnant, for those with ragweed allergy, or if taking blood thinning medication.]