There are several varieties and countries of origin of chamomile tea, but the best quality comes from the Nile River delta in Egypt. The essential oils in the flowers produce a pleasant, soothing aroma and a fruity character. Chamomile tea has been noted as beneficial for soothing headaches and is a naturally relaxing herb known to assist the restless and those suffering from insomnia. It is also thought to settle the stomach and calm the nerves. The best peppermint comes from the northwestern United States. The pure, moist mountain air of the spring and early summer growing season gives this peppermint some of the highest volatile oil counts of any member of the mint family. Quite often peppermint is consumed after meals as the oils are said to stimulate the flow of bile to the stomach and help relieve gas pains. Additionally, it has been thought to sweeten the breath and calm the digestive system, as well as help heartburn, stomach ache, and nausea.
Combining these two wonderful and extensively used herbs creates a delicious blend with full flavor and a refreshing character with superb minty highlights. Egyptian chamomile and Washington peppermint are both herbs and therefore caffeine-free, so feel free to enjoy this calming cup of herbal Chamomile Mint tea in the evening to help relax you into a good night’s sleep! Use a heaping teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 5-10 minutes.