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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Review: The English Tea Store’s Nile Delta Chamomile


Part of My Floral / Fruity Extravaganza


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The Subject: Nile Delta Chamomile from The English Tea Store.

The Floral/Fruity Extravaganza closes with an obvious choice: chamomile. My humans saved the best for last with this one. Take a peak at their article on Chamomile Basics.


Rating:
 

Water temperature: 212° F
Steeping time: 5 minutes

Tea type: herbal (not a tea)
Scents, flavorings, etc.: N/A
Aroma, dry: Fresh, bright, lively, sweet, rich
Aroma in the cup, plain: Fresh, bright, lively, sweet, rich
Taste, plain: Rich yet mild, not bitter, relaxing
Aroma in the cup, enhanced: Fresh, bright, lively, sweet, rich
Taste, enhanced: N/A

2nd Infusion: Didn’t do

Chilled: Didn’t try

Comments:
There is one thing for sure: this is not dust in a bag. You can see that when first opening the pouch. And smell it, too! This herbal consists of actual chamomile (also “chamomile”) flower heads, so fresh in appearance, aroma, and flavor that hubby and I were ready for a trip down the Nile.


For those of you used to those dust-in-bag brands (we’ve been drinking Twinings, but there are lots of others out there) and have decided that chamomile is not for you, try this one. The steeped liquid is a beautiful yellow and has a rich flavor without any bitterness but is still definitely chamomile. A few sips and you’ll be feeling relaxed. I certainly was, enough so that I had to have a cuppa a rich Assam tea loaded with caffeine to spark me back up.


Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.

1 comment:

  1. I loooooove chamomile... One of my favorite herbals!

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