Chamomile Flowers

£5.99

The taste of summer meadows. Soft, sweet, and lovely.  The very best blossoms carefully hand processed. Without the hurly-burly of industrial machines, the delicate flowers are kept whole, delicious, and beautiful.

No flavourings, colourings, or caffeine.

Chamomile is believed to help with sore stomachs and is renowned as a gentle sleep aid.
Sourced from a small farm near the banks of the Drava River in Northern Croatia.

Size: 25g tin

Tasting Notes
Clean and subtle, these flowers are also wonderfully calming and, of course, caffeine free.

The general rule of thumb is that all herbs should be infused at 100°C, to dissolve the essential oils. After long experimentation looking for the best flavour extraction, we found that chamomile (like tea), contains bitter compounds. The best flavours are released at lower temperatures – treat it like a green tea, 70°C. This brings out all the sweetness and leaves the bitterness behind. It is the only exception to the herbal rule.

Quantity
Use 2g of flowers per 150ml of water.

Temperature
For the optimum infusion use 70°C (158°F) water.

Time
Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.

Infusions
You can infuse these herbs at least three times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Matricaria Recutita - German Chamomile
Matricaria recutita or German chamomile is a beautiful flower and makes a delicious herbal infusion. Our famous, celebrated and beloved whole chamomile flowers are sourced from a small Croatian farm.

We source the very best flowers that a carefully hand processed. Without the hurly-burly of industrial machines the delicate flowers are kept whole.

Organic
All our teas are organically grown and our farmers are committed to sustainable farming practices. However; we work with small producers who don't always have the money or manpower for the complex and costly process of organic certification. We have our teas tested ourselves- taking on the expense and logistics rather than burdening the farmers.