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drank Chamomile by Adagio Teas
318 tasting notes

I’ve been noticing lately that I get really tense around 9 at night or so. My chest is tight, I can’t get a full breath in, my left thigh is crazy tight, I start experiencing all the sensations I usually tune out. In short, just generally panicky. I’m not really sure why, but I think it might have to do with the caffeine I’ve been drinking… although I’ve been drinking mostly green tea lately.

Anyway, I’m going to try a cup of chamomile at night to try and wind down. I bought a big bag of this from Adagio since it’s so cheap. Right now I’m drinking it hot, in about a 3-1 ratio of chamomile to lavender, with a pinch of spearmint and a spoonful of lavender honey as well.

It’s good. I don’t love chamomile and honey on their own, but the lavender and spearmint tie it together. The chamomile is a bit apple-y, and there’s a coolness from the lavender and spearmint. The strength of the lavender is smoothed out by the honey, and the lavender-scented honey isn’t as strong as, say, plain honey. All in all, it’s a decent blend. I may dial the lavender back a bit, next time, but it’s definitely drinkable.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
BTVSGal

I bought a big of this as well from Adagio. I have had one cup on it by itself, but will mostly use it as a mixer.

Michelle

That’s mostly what I intended to use it for. It’s just so wonderfully cheap.

Uniquity

I’ve seen a number of posts from others on Steepster/the internet who are sensitive to caffeine that green tea seems to have a lot more caffeine than previously thought (as much or more than balck tea depending on the varietal)..If the chamomile doesn’t quite cut it you could try decreasing the green tea amounts or having it earlier in the day.

Michelle

Yeah, I’ve seen that too, in relation to its lack of processing, some study said white tea had the most caffeine and black teas actually had less. No idea about how reliable the study was though.

Uniquity

It’s interesting that there doesn’t seem to be a firm conclusion anymore. In recent years the trend has gone toward black teas having equal or less caffeine. Kinda neat to see the ‘scientific thought’ changing before me!

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BTVSGal

I bought a big of this as well from Adagio. I have had one cup on it by itself, but will mostly use it as a mixer.

Michelle

That’s mostly what I intended to use it for. It’s just so wonderfully cheap.

Uniquity

I’ve seen a number of posts from others on Steepster/the internet who are sensitive to caffeine that green tea seems to have a lot more caffeine than previously thought (as much or more than balck tea depending on the varietal)..If the chamomile doesn’t quite cut it you could try decreasing the green tea amounts or having it earlier in the day.

Michelle

Yeah, I’ve seen that too, in relation to its lack of processing, some study said white tea had the most caffeine and black teas actually had less. No idea about how reliable the study was though.

Uniquity

It’s interesting that there doesn’t seem to be a firm conclusion anymore. In recent years the trend has gone toward black teas having equal or less caffeine. Kinda neat to see the ‘scientific thought’ changing before me!

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Michelle, 19. College student: upstate NY.

I really enjoy tea, British television and theatre. I read a lot, write a lot, dream a lot.

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