Aug 8th, '06, 16:34
Joined: Aug 8th, '06
I just got some chamomile and I've realised that the taste of chamomile is too much on its own. However I do like the relaxing effect it has so I dont want to get rid of it. I was wondering what would be good to mix with it.
Aug 8th, '06, 17:20
Joined: Aug 12th, '05
Mixing it with a silver needle would add only minimal caffeine and would probably taste great.
Aug 8th, '06, 17:30
Joined: Aug 8th, '06
klemptor wrote:Mixing it with a silver needle would add only minimal caffeine and would probably taste great.
I definately want somethign with no or very little caffeine since this is goign to be my "bedtime" tea. I may have to try that.
Aug 8th, '06, 18:12
Joined: Jul 24th, '05
I mix chamomile with mint, I use spearmint. And if you have rooibos you can mix your own foxtrot blend with chamomile mint and rooibos.
Aug 8th, '06, 18:47
Joined: Jun 15th, '05
Location: Norristown, PA
I've found that both peppermint and spearmint work well but for mint I prefer the spearmint. Another popular choice that I think works even better is lemongrass.
Aug 8th, '06, 21:53
Joined: Mar 28th, '06
Adding hibiscus can give it a fruity kick. It could also be combined with some of the mixes already mentioned to make a chamomile/hibiscus/mint (or lemongrass) tea or a chamomile/hibiscus/roobios.
hmmm, that sounds so good, I wish I had the raw materials to make those blends...
Aug 9th, '06, 13:21
Joined: Jan 3rd, '06
Chamomile seems to me to be pretty mild and could blend well with just about anything. I like it on its own but i also like adding honey. That may help to tone it down a little, if you like honey.
Aug 10th, '06, 14:30
Joined: Oct 12th, '05
Location: Floating In a Teacup
I too found that the taste of straight Chamomile wasn't to my liking. I agree with the mint, rooibos, hibiscus recommendations. I have also found lemon balm and lavender with chamomile to be nice.
Oct 27th, '06, 11:54
Joined: Oct 26th, '06
i mix a great tea!
It makes me fall asleep really fast!
Oct 28th, '06, 10:03
Joined: Aug 27th, '06
Location: curled up with my cats, a good book, and a nice cup of tea
I picked up some peppermint (I prefer it over spearmint) and lemongrass and blend both with my chamomile.
It makes a very lovely brew that has me nodding off in no time.
The lavender sounds very nice. I may have to give that a try some time.
Feb 4th, '07, 19:54
Joined: Nov 16th, '06
Location: BP, MN
My preference is a half gram or so of spearmint and lemongrass each. Some people prefer peppermint but not me.
Feb 4th, '07, 22:40
Joined: Dec 20th, '06
Rooibos+chamomile+lavender=one sleepy Mary.
I've also had a mix with chamomile, rosebuds, and dried apple bits I found very tasty.