Ahhhh now this is chamomile tea! These loose fuzzy cheerful yellow pom poms are like a totally different tea than the crumbled tea bag stuff. No musty dusty taste at all. The mango and apple add just a touch of sweetness. What a great before bed tea. I’m amazed! …and sleeeeeepy…
I’m mmmmeeelllltttinnnnnnggg!!! Ahhh. I love this chamomile tisane not only for the taste (apple mango mmmmm) but the feeling of relaxation it gives. I’m yawning as I type! I had a rough day of registration (including getting cursed at!) so I really needed a little something nice to help me have a good night’s sleep. Goodnight Steepsterites!
Back from class – full of delight! I am so excited by the stuff we’re reading this semester – TOO excited – I need to calm down so I can go to sleep! Enter Monk’s Mead! The chamomile is making me feel a leetle calmer, and the apple and mango flavors, accompanied by the squeeze of honey I put in, are soothing and delicious. I am going to try and get to bed now!! :)
I had this last night as my “calm down! class is over! time for sleep!” tisane. My pot was filled with chamomile, and not much mango or cranberry, which is ok – it’s very delicious, fresh appley tasting chamomile! – but I did miss that extra fruitiness. The important thing is that it was warm, comforting, and boy did it knock me out :)
Spent the day studying my brains out. Even though I was exhausted b 10pm, by mind was still whirling! Time for some chamomile. Ahhhh. Sweet, apple, mango, sleeeeeepy. I’m very lucky that chamomile relaxes me so much (with my husband, it’s like he drank any old tea!) I was sleeping after a few pages of my bedside book.
A nice sleepy cup with lots of honey. This one isn’t as fresh tasting as it once was, and it’s low on mango and cranberry pieces, but still very enjoyable. I’m one of those people who actually like the taste of chamomile :)
I chose this one partially for relaxation, and partially because I’m still coughing and the honey is soooooo soothing. If anyone has a cough remedy, or even an OTC medicine that always works for you, I’m all ears. I haven’t had a full night of sleep in almost a fortnight (and neither has my husband!).
My class this semester is on Tuesday evenings until 8:40 pm. I arrive home a total manic, my brain filled with new ideas, things I want to look up, things I want to read about…but it’s bedtime! I made some of this tisane to caaaaaaaaaalm myself down!
I think this is going to become a Tuesday Night Ritual because YUM. This is the best tasting chamomile I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying to knock myself out with! Appley and mangoy and clean tasting. No musty bitter taste. So naturally sweet. I put a scant teaspoon of honey in and it was way too much. No sweetener needed – the natural fresh chamomile and mango does the job admirably.