Camomile Tea Bags
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Camomile Tea is, perhaps, the most famous type of Herbal Tea. Made from the flowers of the Chamaemelum nobile plant, our very own Camomile Tea Bags offer you the chance to enjoy a cup of this delightfully refreshing beverage while in a hurry. We all have hectic schedules these days - places to be, things to do - but with our Camomile Tea Bags, one can buy themselves just a few extra minutes relaxing instead of burdening oneself with brewing Loose Leaf Tea.
This infusion boasts distinct floral flavours and surprisingly defined fruity notes. In fact, the name “Chamomile” derives from the Greek word “Khamaimelon”, meaning “earth apple”, which refers to the unique taste of this remarkable brew.
“Unique” also comes in its extraordinary health benefits, with the frequent consumption of Camomile aiding one’s everyday way of life in a multitude of ways. Camomile Flower - also known as “the Calming Herb” - promotes sleep and stimulates the nervous system. Many choose to drink this Tea before going to bed, but that’s not all it can do. When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Camomile Tea Bags can improve skin, balance blood sugar levels and even offer menstrual relief. Whatever your reason for picking this brew, you’re on to a winner. Camomile Tea is, simply put, a classic.
Historically, Camomile consumption dates back thousands of years. Records suggest it being first utilised in Ancient Egypt, where it became associated with the sun god Re (Ra). Egyptians of the time likewise used Camomile for skin health. Centuries later, the Greek physician and botanist, Dioscorides (circa 40 CE - circa 90 CE), noted that Camomile could heal intestinal, liver and nervous system disorders.
Ancient Greeks also used Camomile Flowers to treat kidney stones and made garlands from the flowers to fragrance the air. Meanwhile, in Ancient Rome, Pliny the Elder (23 CE - 79 CE) recognised Camomile’s ability to ward off headaches and ease liver and kidney inflammation. Today, much of modern science has supported the early recordings of the health benefits of Camomile.
It’s worth noting that Camomile Tea isn’t a “Tea” in the most conventional sense. It does not contain leaves from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant, and as such, is technically a “Tisane”. However, the term tisane is seldom used when describing a Herbal Tea. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we have given Camomile an “honourary Tea” status! After all, it’s certainly earned it.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea Bags.
Ingredients: Dried Camomile Flowers.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon as an accompaniment to this beverage, or serve it as it is.
Tastings Notes: An elegant combination of floral and fruity flavours
Colour in Cup: Golden-yellow liquor, light in tone.
Camomile Tea Benefits: The anti-inflammatory properties of Camomile Tea can decrease bloating, cramping, anxiety, sweating, sleep deprivation and mood swings in menstruating women, according to the latest scientific research. One study conducted by the American Chemical Society discovered that participants who consumed 5 cups of Camomile Tea a day for two weeks had increased levels of glycine, an amino acid capable of reducing muscle spasms and relaxing nerves.