15 Tasting Notes
Okay, maybe i just don’t like chamomile at all.
I discovered several months ago that chamomile seems to help with my heartburn, though, and so i’ve been searching high and low for an infusion that i enjoy drinking. I started with Tazo’s Calm, moved on to Mighty Leaf’s Chamomile Citrus, tried Lipton’s Chamomile Pineapple blend, Celestial Seasoning’s Honey Vanilla Chamomile, and finally Bigelow’s Cozy Chamomile. Each tea was worse than the last. I thought perhaps that a full-“leaf” chamomile would be the ticket, but this still just tastes like a handful of prairie in a cup to me.
The one infusion i tried recently that i really enjoyed was Traditional Medicinal’s Chamomile with Lavender. So perhaps i’ll toss a handful of lavender in with the rest of my Cleopatra’s Cuppa and hope that it’s a little more tolerable that way. The worst part is the smell, so i think some lavender would definitely help out in that department.
I’m so disappointed, mostly with myself. I really wanted to like this!
At first i loved this tea because the chamomile taste is so subtle, but i’ve decided that the result of that is less benefit for my heartburn, and the tea doesn’t really taste like much of anything in the end. The bag smelled strongly of fennel, but that taste wasn’t present in the tea. The only thing i can really taste is the sweet vanilla flavor, which rings as somewhat artificial. I wonder what exactly gives the tea its sweetness. It’s kind of creamy and not unpleasant in any way, but the flavor is so weak that i can’t really say that this tea is worthwhile.