Traditional Medicinals

Recent Tasting Notes

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This filterbag organic chamomile from Traditional Medicinals is very good, but does not quite measure up to the stiff competition: Harney & Sons Chamomile sachet.

The color of the Traditional Medicinals liquor is virtually identical to the Harney & Sons. I noticed that the sachet seemed to weigh more than the filter bag after infusion, so perhaps that contributes to the slightly better taste of the Harney & Sons.

Traditional Medicinals does get extra points for being organic, but the steep-off winner is Harney & Sons. This organic chamomile is slightly drier and less succulent, but still quite good for a grocery store offering. I do recommend it heartily for anyone looking for readily available organic chamomile!

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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I have tried many of the more complex blends from Traditional Medicinals but never the simplest of offerings, Organic Chamomile, so I decided to pick up a sample box of four different nighttime offerings.

This is a very good filterbag chamomile. It brews up bright yellow and tastes fresh and satisfying. There is a lot of chamomile here: an assayed 1300mg, which I believe is more than most. So no wonder it tastes so good. I’ll have to try do a steep-off between this brew and the Harney & Sons sachet. To be fair, I should probably pit a filterbag against a filterbag, but I must say that this filterbag produces a tasty infusion.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Neither the best nor worst tasting medicinal herbal tea I’ve tried. Like most, drinking it hot with a generous spoonful of local honey helps.

I’ve woken with swollen glands for the last 4 days in a row, which subside as the day progresses. I actually suspect it may be a reaction to dairy (which I’ve been eating much more of than usual). So, I figured this tea may help (or at least wouldn’t hurt). At least it makes me feel like I am doing something. And I am planning to get serious about cutting out dairy (except maybe goat/sheep’s milk cheeses) starting tomorrow. If that doesn’t stop the cycle of swelling, I guess I’ll go to the doctor :-/

Kat_Maria

Isn’t dairy a bitch? I had to cut it out too because it was giving me horrible acne :/ I still have some cheese occasionally (it is really difficult to avoid it in meals) but I eat very little of it… And, on the whole, I think the reduction has a positive effect on me. Adult human bodies cannot deal with dairy very well.

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