What Does Chamomile Tea Taste Like?

In this article, we're going to cover what chamomile tea tastes like along with some helpful tips for enjoying it and making it yourself.

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What Does Chamomile Tea Taste Like?

Chamomile is an herbal tea that has a light herbal taste with floral notes. Because it is made from flowers, it makes sense that it would have a flowery taste.

If you steep chamomile tea for too long it can start to taste a little bitter, but when using enough water and being careful how long to let your tea steep, you can enjoy a light and floral taste without a hint of bitterness or acidity.

What Can You Put in Chamomile Tea to Make it Taste Better? 

Some people do not like the taste of chamomile tea on its own, but there are a number of different things that you can add to it to make it taste a little better.

Some of the most popular additions are:

  • Cinnamon
  • Peppermint
  • Stevia and soy milk
  • Hibiscus tea
  • Lavender or rose
  • Jasmine or orchid
  • Ginger

What Is the Best Way to Drink Chamomile Tea?

Everyone has their own way that they like to drink chamomile tea, but if you have never tried this tea, then you may need a little help and advice getting started.

*For the vegan version use agave or a different vegan sweetener. 

In the above video you can see how easily you can make a cool honey and lemon infused iced tea that is incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day.

To really enjoy the fresh flavors of chamomile, you can pick your own flowers for tea. In this video you can see how to boil your water, allow it to cool, and then steep your fresh flowers for an incredible hot cup of tea.

Can You Put Lemon in Chamomile Tea?

Lemon is an incredibly popular addition to chamomile tea and has the added benefit of adding a sharp, zesty flavor to the tea, which helps to make it more invigorating.

By using lemon in both cold and hot chamomile tea, you can easily adjust the way that it tastes and brighten up your drink. This is especially helpful if your chamomile tea is a little old and doesn’t have the same bright and floral flavor as it did before.

Can You Put Sugar in Chamomile Tea?

Many people put sugar in their chamomile tea to help cut any bitter flavors that the tea has. In fact, adding some sort of sweetener is one of the most popular ways to drink chamomile tea.

There are a few different types of sweeteners that you can use in your chamomile tea:

  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Agave
  • Stevia

Do note that the less you sweeten your tea, the less you'll need to as your taste buds adjust!

Wrap up

Now that you know how delicious chamomile tea is, as well as how to make a delicious cup of hot or cold tea, it’s time for you to try it for yourself.

Fresh chamomile tea is going to have a much lighter and floral taste and smell, which many people find very pleasing. If your tea doesn’t smell very strong and inviting, then it may be time to buy fresh tea bags or to go foraging for your own chamomile flowers to enjoy.


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