Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Bigelow
As soothing as a field of daisies, Cozy Chamomile® Herbal Tea is a wonderful way to unwind and relax any time of day.
Ingredients: chamomile flowers
I’ve never made any secret of my apprehension when it comes to chamomile. This hesitancy stems from the fact that I’ve encountered several chamomile teas that were nothing but pollen-like dust and, when brewed, the flavor is quite … gross.
Since those horrible encounters with chamomile, I have come to realize that not ALL chamomile tea tastes like that. There are many chamomile teas are quite tasty, in fact, although I will admit that my preference for chamomile is still when it is blended with other ingredients and I am still rather hesitant when it comes to chamomile-only tisanes. So, it should come as no surprise that it took months for me to finally muster up the courage to try this Cozy Chamomile from Bigelow. I was certain… just CERTAIN that what I would be tasting would be a dusty, pollen-esque cup of chamomile. Boy, was I wrong!
This is really quite delicious. The chamomile in the tea bag is finely chopped (not whole flowers), BUT the tisane does not brew up to a murky consistency (indicative of the dusty chamomile I mentioned earlier), and, even more importantly, it doesn’t taste like the dusty chamomile that horrified me some years ago.
The flavor is light and apple-sweet. It has such a tranquil taste to it – gentle and soothing. It’s kind of like a lullaby! I find I prefer the tisane with a little drizzle of honey or agave nectar to bring out the apple tones to the chamomile.
I have often spoken out against tea bags, but, Bigelow is a company that never ceases to impress me! Yes, IMPRESS me! I find myself expecting very little from them because it is a bagged tea, but, every time I’ve tasted one of their teas, I’ve not only had my expectations surpassed, but I end up becoming quite fond of the tea that I’ve tasted from them. This tisane is no exception to that.
This is really good.