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Hello everyone and welcome back. Today we are going to be taking a look at another wonderful herbal tea blend that you can create quickly and simply add a new tea flavor to your repertoire.
In this instance, we are taking the venerable and popular chamomile tea and adding just a little bit of savory flavor by steeping it with one of my favorite herbs, Rosemary. it might not be mainstream but it is a wonderful herbal tea blend that I think everyone should try at least once.
What Is Chamomile And Rosemary Tea? Chamomile and rosemary tea Is an herbal infusion created by combining fresh or dried chamomile flowers and fresh or dried rosemary and then stepping it in extremely hot water for around 5 to 10 minutes.
So let us take a look at this wonderful herbal tea blend and see exactly what it should taste like if you are trying it for the first time. We will also dive into how to make a cup in a couple of different ways. So without further adieu let’s take a deeper look at this particular herbal tea blend.
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How To Make Chamomile Rosemary Tea
There are quite a few different ways to make a good cup of chamomile rosemary tea. The recipe that I’m going to use is a pretty basic one it’s simply adding Rosemary to a cup of chamomile tea using a chamomile tea bag.
A Simple DIY Chamomile And Rosemary Tea
- 1 chamomile teabag
- 1/2 teaspoon of Rosemary(fresh or Dried)
- About 10 oz of water heated to 205°F/96°C
- Put the rosemary in an infuser and steep it, covered, alongside the chamomile tea bag for about 5 to 10 minutes
- Sweeten to taste and enjoy
This is probably the simplest way to make this cup of herbal tea. However, you can use any combination of ingredients. For example, you can use a teaspoon of loose-leaf chamomile and a teaspoon of fresh Rosemary and steep them together and make a great cup of this herbal tea.
Likewise, you can use a bag version of both chamomile and rosemary tea to make a cup of this blend. it’s really up to you how you integrate both of these ingredients into your cup of tea. Then figure out which way the taste is the best and is the most convenient for you. Remember it’s your cup of tea and no one else’s.
How Does Rosemary Chamomile Tea Taste?
That brings us to the all-important section on how a cup of chamomile rosemary tea should taste. Keep in mind that taste is going to be very subjective with any cup of tea particularly with these herbal Blends that aren’t necessarily commonplace among the mainstream.
So this flavor profile is very much my take on this wonderful herbal blend. Keeping in mind that I absolutely love Rosemary and just about every tea blend that includes Rosemary is something that I’m going to enjoy at least to some extent.
With all that out of the way let’s take a look at the two flavors that were brought together to create this herbal tea blend.
The chamomile brings a mild floral flavor to the preceding. Chamomile by itself is notoriously bland for lack of a better word. There is that mild flowery flavor and a bit of bitterness and earthiness to go along with it but other than that it’s not very complex flavor, in my opinion.
This makes it a great candidate for blending with other teas especially if you want to try and cover up the taste of the chamomile. It’s very easy to do if you don’t get the balance right with the ingredients.
So the first thing you want to do when you are creating your cup of Rosemary chamomile tea is to decide how much Rosemary flavor you really want in this cup of tea. If you put a good amount of Rosemary in it you will cover up most of the chamomile tea flavor and you’ll end up with a rosemary tea with a little bit of Flowery flavor aftertaste.
So the balance becomes very important when adding Rosemary to the equation. That Rosemarie is going to bring a very robust Piney and savory flavor to the herbal blend. In my opinion, it is one of the most unique and fantastic flavors that you can add to tea.
Unlike the chamomile, rosemary tea is very smooth and has very little earthiness or bitterness to it and it does go a long way to covering up any of the mildly earthy flavor or bitterness in the chamomile tea itself it helps smooth out this entire herbal blend.
Aroma Of Rosemary Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is pretty subdued when it comes to its aroma so it’s no surprise that the aroma of raspberry chamomile tea really shifts towards the Rosemary.
You get that great piney savory smell from the Rosemary, there is a bit of a floral aroma from the chamomile but it’s almost unnoticeable.
Where To Buy Rosemary And Chamomile Tea
My go-to shop for bagged versions of herbal teas is Buddha Teas. They have both Organic Rosemary Teabags and Organic Chamomile Teabags. I’ve always had a great experience with their brands.
For a loose leaf option, I typically go with Starwest Botanicals. They have fantastic organic loose leaf chamomile flowers as well as wonderful Organic Whole leaf Rosemary.
In addition, you can find fresh Rosemary at most grocery stores and even the spice rack Rosemarie makes a decent cup of Rosemary chamomile tea if you choose to go that route.
Chamomile tea itself is found everywhere and you can pick up bag versions in your local grocery stores as well. Plus there are plenty of places online to get loose leaf chamomile flowers I just prefer using Starwest Botanicals for most of my loose-leaf herbal ingredients.
The Rosemary Chamomile Tea Finish
That wraps up our look at Rosemary chamomile tea. This is not your standard herbal tea blend. But it is a great way to introduce a new flavor into your chamomile tea.
Chamomile tea by itself is pretty divisive in terms of its flavor. A lot of people think it’s very Bland, myself included, a lot of people think it has a very weird taste to it in general. But it is a great bedtime tea and it has a lot of health benefits going for it.
So people continue to drink it and as a result, they continue to find new and interesting herbal tea Blends that they can make with their chamomile tea.
And that’s precisely what we have here with our chamomile and rosemary tea. We’ve added a layer of savory deliciousness on top of a mild floral herbal tea and the results are quite wonderful.
So get out there make your own cup of Rosemary chamomile tea and see what you think and maybe you will find a great way to add a little more flavor to your nighttime cup of chamomile tea.
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