drank Chamomile Birthday by My Own Blend
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My best friend needs to relax and she wants a caffeine free tisane to drink at night. She has been mixing grocery store chamomile and peppermint together, and I decided to try to make her a special loose leaf blend for her birthday.

I bought German chamomile from the bulk bins at our local health food store, as well as some lavender blossoms. I already had some Upton spearmint at home.

For this first pot I used two teaspoons of chamomile, one scant teaspoon of lavender flowers, and a half teaspoon of spearmint. Overall it isn’t bad but I have been drinking Forest Tea from Mountain Rose herbs lately and it is much more flavorful. I think I have only had Egyptian chamomile up to now. Maybe it is stronger. This was for a 20 ounce pot. It is pretty good, especially after a nice long steep. I did not sweeten, though my friend may want to add honey.

I think next time I will try three tsps. chamomile, keep the lavender the same, and add a full teaspoon of spearmint. If any more experienced blenders have some pointers for me, please share!

Stephanie

I know nothing about blending, but I really like lemongrass paired with chamomile :)

ashmanra

Thank you for the tip! I actually picked up and sniffed at both lemon balm and lemongrass considering them. I will go back and get some lemongrass!

OMGsrsly

I use lemongrass, marshmallow root and lavender in my chamomile. One thing I’ve noticed is that my chamomile is MASSIVE and fluffy, so I use a couple tbsp of the blend.

gmathis

I’ll bet the dry leaf mix is beautiful. I wonder if you can buy bulk cornflower leaves…I think they look so pretty in teas.

ashmanra

Our local store doesn’t have them, but Mountain Rose Herbs does!

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Stephanie

I know nothing about blending, but I really like lemongrass paired with chamomile :)

ashmanra

Thank you for the tip! I actually picked up and sniffed at both lemon balm and lemongrass considering them. I will go back and get some lemongrass!

OMGsrsly

I use lemongrass, marshmallow root and lavender in my chamomile. One thing I’ve noticed is that my chamomile is MASSIVE and fluffy, so I use a couple tbsp of the blend.

gmathis

I’ll bet the dry leaf mix is beautiful. I wonder if you can buy bulk cornflower leaves…I think they look so pretty in teas.

ashmanra

Our local store doesn’t have them, but Mountain Rose Herbs does!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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