Camomille Matricaria from Les 2 Marmottes

Les2MarmottsTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Tisane

Where to Buy:  Les 2 Marmottes

Tisane Description:

Feverfew chamomile is a small and simple plant without chi chis.  With its flower fragrance, it offers a fresh and comforting tea, breathing the fresh air.  A very light yellow color, almost transparent and a light, honeyed flavor: chamomile, it is nature in all simplicity, that where lies happiness.  

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I was a little apprehensive about this chamomile because when I opened the packet, I could see that the blossoms have been crushed and it looked a little more like chamomile dust rather than chamomile flowers.  It looked a lot like what you’d find if you opened a grocery store offering of bagged chamomile tisane.

And that’s the stuff I’m not crazy about.  I’ve come to a point where I enjoy whole blossom chamomile, but the dust in most tea bags that you can buy in the grocery store?  No thank you.

But I decided to go into this experience with an open mind.  I mean, who knows?  Maybe I’ll like it.  I won’t know though, until I try it.  (That’s what I keep telling my daughter when it comes to trying new foods, anyway.)

I steeped the tea bag in 6 ounces of water that had been heated to 195°F for eight minutes.  Normally, I’d go ahead and steep it for 10 minutes, but because this had been crushed to a powder, I decided to go with just 8 minutes.

I’m glad I did.  The flavor is strong and I don’t know that I’d like it much if the flavor were any stronger.  As it is, this is alright.  It has a light, apple-y flavor and sweet nectar-y, honey-like flavor.  It’s soothing.  It’s pleasant.

Let’s face it, chamomile will never be my favorite.  It just won’t.  But I like it better than I used to.  This at least tastes fresher than what I’d get from the supermarket.  (Who knows how long that stuff has been sitting on the shelves!)  And as far as chamomile goes, this isn’t too bad.  It’s relaxing me and that’s what I needed it to do because I have to get up early in the morning and as it is, it’s pretty late.  I needed something that was going to help me unwind and catch those zzz’s so that I can be bright-eyed tomorrow.

Not a bad cup and effective at relaxation.

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