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There is a gentleness to this tea that makes it very easy to drink. It is vegetal without venturing too far into grassy and has a subtle nuttiness. The first infusion has an exquisite floral topnote while subsequent brews mellow into this nuttiness.

My first infusion was at the recommended 80C for 3 minutes but I find a little cooler (70C) and shorter (2 mins 30 secs) makes the brew sweeter. This tea is good for about 3 infusions, 4 if you don’t mind it a little weak.

Flavors: Nutty, Sweet, warm grass, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 24 OZ / 700 ML

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As an insomniac, I have always been on the look out for caffeine-free infusions to promote a better night’s rest. This journey on the hunt for a tea that is both herbal and delicious has been fraught with some difficulties, for chamomile has always been a high recommendation but the taste was never quite inspiring. From supermarket teabags such as Celestial Seasonings and Yogi Tea, the loose leaf variety available in bulk from Chinese health stores, and even gourmet suppliers such as T2 have not been able to sway me into regular consumption of chamomile.

Previous experiences with other brands had left me convinced that chamomile was bland and flavourless, often with an unpleasant mouthfeel to match. So when I received a box of Organic Chamomile as a gift from Altitude Tea, I was skeptical of whether I would enjoy it but nonetheless, I remained openminded and was happy to brew up a pot.

It is astounding that it took me so long to find an enjoyable chamomile tea! And it is with Altitude that I finally proclaim their chamomile blend as a new and permanent member in my tea cupboard. The reason for this is that it simply tastes wonderful. The floral aromas comfort the mind and soul, and are refined with notes of green apple and honeyed nuts. It is flavoursome but never overpowering, naturally sweet yet completely refreshing and very satisfying all round.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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