Had this late last night to help knock me out. It worked – until 3:00. Should have made another cup!
For those who have expressed concern. My job interview was short and not so sweet. The owners told him to hire kids out of school so they don’t have to pay them much. So I am still searching.
I started to take this to work with me yesterday because I have all the proper equipment and the experience with it to brew this correctly. Last time I got it too weak and not hot enough. My wife saw me heading out the door with the bag and asked what I was doing. I told her.
She said, “It will put you to sleep”.
“No it won’t. It doesn’t have that affect on me.”
“Well, you’re not taking it”
I’m smarter than I look. I put the bag down and walked away.
So when I got home from band practice late in the evening, I put a pan on the stove – not using the microwave this time. Brought it to a rolling boil and poured 2 cups into my press. In minutes the water was turning a beautiful golden caramel. I think I got it right this time. The vanilla aroma mixed with coconut is really nice.
The sip is vanilla at the front, followed by a mixture of flavors I don’t recognize but can only assume is mostly the chamomile. Late in the sip it fades into a pleasant coconut/vanilla mix that remains in the aftertaste. I do like this. I can’t say I fully understand it, but then I am not the chamomile drinker. So I ask my wife what she thought – is this good?
She said, “Oh, yes. You need to thank Fusion tea for sending this and tell them how good it is.”
“Done. So is this something you would drink often enough that we should order?”
“Absolutely. I love chamomile and this one is really good.”
As for me, this is the first chamomile I even wanted to finish so it looks like this is one we will be sharing – because I can’t leave the house with it.
I notice my first note on this was 8 months ago. In that time I have become rather fond of chamomile. I give credit to Fusion Teas for making the one that changed my mind. Now I’m the one that asks my wife if she would like a cup. You get the sweet honey apple up front with the slightly sour chamomile bite late in the sip but then the vanilla kicks in and washes it away.
Been a long time since 5:00 AM. My brain won’t shut down. Fixed a cup of this and I am hoping it works. My favorite chamomile.
This is my third attempt to log this from last night. I am determined. This is chamomile and I still like it anyway. lol. Most of my wife’s chamomiles are too girly for me. This is tasty and not purfumey. Upping the rating a bit.
Had this last night. I got the mugs out of the dishwasher just after it had run its cycle. They were really hot. They stayed that way a very long time after filling from the kettle. I can see how those who like it really hot would want to preheat the cup before using. Personally, I like my cup only warm. That meant I sat all sad eyed looking at the cup for a while. The smell while I waited was really nice though.
From last night. I really like the combination of chamomile and vanilla – especially when the vanilla is not over the top. This is just a nice relaxing cup.
Backlog from last night. It must have worked. I fell asleep without logging it :)