Cozy Chamomile from Bigelow

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Bigelow

Product Description:

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

Taster’s Review:

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.

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