I’ve had a lot of interviews recently, and so I’ve been drinking this tea often to help calm my nerves. I’m drinking it today because I start a new job tomorrow, and I’ve already got butterflies!
I think it’s the scent that helps to calm me most of all — sweet and hay-like, with a mead-ish depth from the honey. Summer in the countryside.
This tea brews to a glorious bright yellow — sunshine in a cup! It’s naturally sweet, although the honey flavouring cuts through the apple-like flavour of the chamomile a little, giving it a slightly more generic “sweet” taste. The smell of the dry buds led me to expect a little more honey flavour, but I suppose you can’t have everything. I say this with most herbal teas, but I think next time I might try adding a little real honey in order to achieve the taste I was wanting.
Chamomile was something I was a little bit afraid of before I started experimenting with whole leaf/bud teas. A lot of the supermarket varieties have a bitter aftertaste that I dislike intensely. This tea has made me reconsider, though. It’s naturally sweet, and very relaxing. A perfect bedtime or nerve-settling tea, and the only way I know of actually drinking a summer day!