There are several varieties and countries of origin of Chamomile (sometimes referred to as bachelor buttons because of the shape of the flower heads), but the best quality comes from Egypt. The sandy loam and nutrients from the Nile create perfect growing conditions. Chamomile flowers have a yellow center and white petal. The golden yellow infusion is (not surprisingly) floral, almost buttery, with the tiniest bit of tartness in the finish.
In some parts of Europe, particularly southern France, chamomile plants have been strewn on floors and pathways to give the area a good scent. Many feel that Chamomile is a naturally relaxing herb, promoting restfulness and drowsiness. Chamomile tastes great with such condiments as honey, lime, lemon and cinnamon!
Sustainability is a cornerstone of Arbor Teas’ business philosophy. In addition to offering an exclusively organic selection of teas, they recently became the first tea company to offer their whole catalog in 100% backyard compostable packaging. They’ve also carbon-offset the entire supply chain of their products, from origin to the customer, making Arbor Teas the greenest option for Earth-conscious tea drinkers, and one of few tea companies recognized by Green America.