How to Make Chamomile Tea

When you see how easy it is to make homemade chamomile tea, you'll want to add this lovely, sweet-tasting herb to your DIY herbal tea garden. I guarantee it!

Freshly harvested chamomile flowers, tea cup and infuser ballFresh Chamomile Flowers Ready for Tea

Brewing Chamomile Tea

What You'll Need:

  • Chamomile flowers (dried is good, newly harvested is best!)

  • Nearly-boiling water

  • Tea cup or mug

  • Tea ball or infuser

  • Strainer (optional)

Brewing Instructions:

1. Heat your tea water just to the boiling point.

2. While the water is heating, add fresh or dried chamomile to your tea ball or infuser. Then set the teaball/infuser into your teapot or cup.

3. Pour the near-boiling water into your teacup or mug. Cover with a lid or saucer. Now, allow your tea to steep for 5-7 minutes.

4. Remove the tea ball or infuser from your cup, and set it aside. 

Your tea is ready to sip. Easy as can be!

Homemade Chamomile teaFreshly Brewed Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea Tips

  • For each cup of water, use 3 teaspoons of fresh chamomile flowers or 1 teaspoon of dried. Adjust the amount of herbs to your personal taste.
  • Avoid using too-hot water. Fresh chamomile blossoms are too delicate to handle water that's at a "rolling boil".
  • The light, floral sweetness of chamomile tea is perfect as-is. If you'd like it even sweeter, stir in a little bit of honey.
  • Chamomile blends beautifully with many other tea herbs.

    A combo of apple mint and chamomile highlights the light fruitiness of both herbs.

    And for a deliciously relaxing sleep-time tea, try a mix of lemon balm and chamomile!


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