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Chamomile Tea

Author: Jee Choe
How to make chamomile tea properly, hot & iced.
4.8 from 9 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 1 cup water + more to warm teapot
  • 1 tablespoon chamomile tea

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Boil water.
    If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. Filtered water is best.
  • Warm up teapot.
    Pour hot water into a teapot halfway and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
    Warming up the teapot is an extra step that all tea professionals take the time to do, so that when the tea steeps, the water temperature won't drop drastically.
  • Put chamomile tea into the teapot and add hot water. Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain chamomile flowers and pour hot tea into a teacup.

NOTES

How to Make Cold Brew Chamomile Iced Tea

  1. Put chamomile tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
    Stir to make sure chamomile get dampened by the water and isn't sitting dry on top of the water surface. Use filtered water for a better tasting iced tea. 
  2. Strain chamomile solids and pour tea into a cup.
    Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.

Brewing Guide

Hot Chamomile Tea
  • TEA: 1 tablespoon chamomile tea
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 oz.)
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: 208°F
  • STEEP TIME: 5 minutes
Cold Brew Chamomile Iced Tea
  • TEA: 1 tablespoon chamomile tea
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 oz.)
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: Cold water
  • STEEP TIME: 12 hours in the refrigerator

Tips

  • Use loose tea instead of tea bags for a better quality cup of tea.
  • For a stronger cup of chamomile tea, add a couple of more minutes to your steep time or add 1/2 teaspoon more of loose tea.
  • Use a glass teapot to make herbal tea so you can see the pretty herbals in water.
  • If you want to sweeten hot tea, you can use any kind of sweetener from sugar to date syrup, but for sweetening iced tea, always use simple syrup since it'll be the easiest to mix into a cold drink.
  • Cold brewed chamomile can be steeped for over 24 hours in the refrigerator since it won't get bitter like black or green tea.
  • Chamomile tea can be brewed and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Keep it covered or airtight glass container or pitcher.
  • Loose chamomile tea and tea sachets should be stored in an airtight container away from light, odors, humidity, and heat.

NUTRITION

Calories: 1 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 5mg | Calcium: 7mg
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