Chamomile (Adagio)

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Adagio | Egypt Chamomile has been around for a long time. Used as a cure for sore stomachs, a sleep aid, a universal remedy for all types of ailments and also for its calming a effects.

I may have had chamomile a long time ago but I mostly overlook herbal teas and never really thought much about chamomile. I guess that explains my surprise at the tiny golden flowers I was scooping into my tea pot. I am not sure what I was expecting but I was very surprised by the look of these tiny Egyptian flowers.

This was a very strong smelling tea. It was sweet and smooth smelling with qualities similar to a mildly spiced cider, hot and sweet. The tea has a very light golden color and is transparent. The flavor is as rich as the smell. The taste and smell compliment each other for a very enjoyable and relaxing experience while at the same time complex with many subtle flavors. Drinking this tea has a very mild feel with a very pleasant mouth experience.

After that amazing experince the after taste is a little bit of a let down. It is kind of empty and hollow, it is best to keep drinking this tea and not let the mouth empty too greatly of chamomile to prolong the enjoyment. This tea reminds me a lot of apple cider because of its similar smell component to apple juice. I should make some apple cider and add chamomile as a test to see how well the two compliment each other.

  • Rating: 4 Stars
  • Water: Spring House spring water.
  • Prep: 212 deg, 7 minutes
  • I drank the whole cup.
  • I was listening to "Los Chucos Suaves" by Ry Cooder, Chavez Ravine in general

Wonderful golden flowers.

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