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!

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, 29, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’m also beginning to explore pu’erh, both ripened and raw. That’s my latest challenge!

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.


Norfolk, UK

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